AI & Fintech Blog

The latest news & insights from our team of banking, fintech, and AI experts.

The Ultimate Guide to 2017 Fintech Conferences

In 2017, the industry’s leading Fintech conferences will focus on partnerships between Fintech startups and traditional financial institutions, compliance with regulatory changes, improving the customer experience, appealing to younger generations, and digital innovation. January Strategic Venturing & Partnership Between Fintech & Financial Institutions January 25-26, 2017 | New York, NY Industry leaders come together to […]

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Conversational Banking Will Transform the Financial Services Industry

The arrival of the digital age has disrupted the retail banking industry and altered the relationship between banks and their customers. Where banking once meant interacting with customers in brick-and-mortar branches, new digital banking channels like websites and mobile apps have opened up an entirely new way to reach customers and do business. Online and […]

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How Banks Can Overcome the Challenge of Innovation

The banking industry is evolving, and financial institutions are under pressure to adapt to remain competitive. Innovation has perhaps never been so important as it is now. But for many banks, the challenge of innovating within the constraints of existing legacy infrastructures makes innovation difficult. So how can these banks innovate to stay in the […]

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Lessons from AI Industry Experts: RE•WORK Virtual Assistant Summit 2017

Last week, I headed to the east coast to represent Abe at the second annual RE•WORK Virtual Assistant Summit in San Francisco. The summit focused on deep learning algorithms, methods, and trends from some of the world’s leading technology innovators. Over 40 speakers took the stage to share their thoughts and expertise on the artificial intelligence […]

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Meet Abe at the ABA National Conference for Community Bankers

Here at Abe, we’re advocates for financial technology innovation that benefits community banks and their customers. That’s why we built Abe, an AI-powered banking chatbot that leverages the power of machine learning and natural language processing to communicate with users in normal, conversational language. Users securely connect their financial accounts, and Abe automatically creates a […]

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How Secure Are Chatbots?

Chatbots are the hottest new digital technology, and it’s not hard to see why. By providing a user-friendly conversational experience across multiple messaging channels, chatbots open up opportunities for brands to engage more directly and frequently with their customers in ways that feel more genuine and personal. As a result, chatbots are poised to disrupt […]

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Top 5 Predictions for Fintech in 2017

2016 was a big year for fintech. Global funding for fintech firms increased over the last year, and traditional banking institutions experienced disruption as fintechs developed new banking technologies and business models that are driving industry-wide change. It’s an exciting time, and the implications for the future of financial services are promising. In this rapidly […]

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Announcing Sidekick, Abe’s New Account Sharing Feature

No man is an island, and neither are your finances. Here at Abe, we understand that money management can be difficult, especially when your finances are shared with a partner, spouse, or parent. So we asked ourselves, how can we bring Abe’s smart financial advice to people with shared finances? Today, we’re excited to announce […]

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Is Bank of America’s Chatbot Erica Actually Useful?

Last month, Bank of America unveiled their new AI-powered chatbot Erica at Money20/20. The chatbot, which will be available starting next year, is being touted as an intelligent virtual financial assistant that can help Bank of America customers make smarter financial decisions. Like other financial chatbots, Erica provides answers about a user’s finances in normal […]

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What Is Conversational Banking?

The digital banking revolution has made accessing our financial information easier than ever. Online and mobile banking platforms have mostly eliminated the need to visit brick-and-mortar branches by providing convenient access to our financial information through websites and apps. Tasks like making deposits, checking account balances, and paying bills can all be done on the […]

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