Using artificial intelligence to trade equities is not a new occurrence however it continues to be on the rise. Automation, A.I. and machine learning is primed to do the same if not more for the financial markets.
Computing, in general, was a revolution for investment trading. The ability to make fast calculations involving giant numbers or track the shift in markets within seconds has totally transformed the industry. AI and machine learning systems are poised to create another industry transformation.
With where computing and technology have grown over the years, always getting better and more efficient, AI is experiencing a similar fate right now. Given the staggering amount of data and numbers on a daily basis that a financial institution has to sift through, AI and machine learning allow traders to crunch that data quicker and in bigger quantities than ever before.
The ability to crunch millions upon millions of data points in real time and apply that information to a trading strategy is incredibly useful and incredibly profitable. For example being able to predict how the market will behave by combing through historical data in real time and applying that data to an algorithm of your choosing.