sweeney / Martin Sweeney

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  1. The Serial-Killer Detector

    A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.

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  2. Rory Sutherland on The Psychology of Advertising, Complex Evolved Systems, Reading, Decision Making

    In this interview, Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, and Shane Parrish talk on advertising, complex systems, and decision making.

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  3. The Nature of Money, Economic Imbalances & will Central Bank Digital Cash alleviate them? With David Clarke Positive Money | London Fintech Podcast

    Money may or may not be “the root of all evil” but it is the root of FS and the economy – both of which are problematic. The nature of current money is absolutely part of this equation.

    In this special episode we review what money was, what it is now (created by private organisations as debt), the problems that leads to (esp asset price inflation, pyramids of debt, widening inequality, and exacerbated economic cycles) and central bank digital cash – what it is and whether it can help.


    Tagged with money

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  4. The VC View: Balderton Capital on European Fintech - Rebank

    Rob Moffat is a Partner at Balderton Capital, a London-based venture capital firm. Prior to joining Balderton, Rob worked at Bain & Company and Google.

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  5. ICOs, Tokens and the Future of Money - Rebank

    Acclaimed author Dave Birch talks to us about the current crypto boom and what it’s telling us about the future of money and economies.

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  6. Mart Parve, Estonian Look@World Foundation | Consult Hyperion

    Estonia is working hard to be an e-society and they were one of the first countries to introduce a smart ID card for both on and offline use. Mart Parve works for the Look@World Foundation which is helping Estonian towards and e-society and developing uses for the ID system both on and offline.

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  7. Scott Zoldi of FICO

    Even people who have never heard of fintech are aware of FICO scores. The three digit number that denotes credit worthiness has been part of our financial lives for decades. What people may not be aware of, even within fintech though, is the sophistication of the company behind the FICO score. The reality is that FICO has been doing cutting edge work in credit modeling and fraud detection for a very long time.

    My latest guest on the Lend Academy Podcast is the Chief Analytics Officer of FICO, Scott Zoldi. Scott has been at FICO for 18 years but he has spent his entire career analyzing data in complex systems and building predictive models. He shares his vast knowledge of artificial intelligence and data analysis in this fascinating interview.

    In this podcast you will learn:

    Why his background in theoretical physics was perfect for studying fraud and credit risk. What the company FICO actually does and how it interacts with the credit bureaus. What his role as Chief Analytics Officer entails. Some examples of the 130+ patents that FICO has been granted. The importance of being able to explain how a credit model works. How their advanced machine learning models can be explained to regulators. How FICO has been using artificial intelligence for decades. What Scott thinks about the sudden embrace of artificial intelligence in the last couple of years. What he worries about with so many new companies coming into the AI fray. How Scott views alternative data and using new data sources. His thoughts on disparate impact and the use of alternative data. How the FICO XD score helps expand access to credit. How FICO’s fraud product called Falcon became the industry standard for banks. Scott’s views on how a 700 FICO score today compares with the same score 10 years ago. What Scott is most excited about today in his work at FICO.


    Tagged with fico fraud

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  8. Must We Accept a Nuclear North Korea?

    In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Mark Bowden about the problem of a nuclear-armed North Korea. You can support the Waking Up podcast at

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  9. Benedict Evans on the Future of Cars

    Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about two important trends for the future of personal travel—the increasing number of electric cars and a world of autonomous vehicles. Evans talks about how these two trends are likely to continue and the implications for the economy, urban design, and how we live


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  10. The Daily€: A Cultural Shift, Seen Through Weight Watchers - The New York Times

    What happened when the country’s best known weight-loss company realized that people no longer wanted to talk about losing weight.

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