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Machine Learning for Financial Services

by Janani Ravi

This course will explore the conceptual aspects of applying machine learning to problems in the financial services industry and discuss case studies of machine learning used in financial services.

What you'll learn

Analytical and statistical models are already an integral part of the finance industry and the use of machine learning builds on a strong foundation in this industry. The financial services industry is uniquely positioned to leverage machine learning because of the vast quantities of high-quality data already available.

In this course, Machine Learning for Financial Services, you will explore machine learning techniques currently applied in the financial services industry. First, you will look at some examples and cases of where ML is already being used in financial services - for investment predictions, loan automation, process automation, and fraud detection. Then, you will develop an intuitive understanding of how recurrent neural networks

Next, you will explore two ML case studies from research papers - the first focusing on assessing and quantifying the return on investment and the second exploring how classification and clustering models can help detect money laundering.

Finally, you will get hands-on coding and see how you can use a classification model for fraud detection on a synthetically generated dataset.

When you are finished with this course, you will have the awareness of how machine learning can be applied in the financial services industry and hands-on experience working with financial data.

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About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providing ... more

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