ISSAI Founding Director Professor Atakan Varol gives a speech at the
Global Webinar Series on Artificial Intelligence, Explainability, and Trustworthiness in Financial Services
The fifth in the series of global webinars held this year by the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC), World Economic Forum (WEF) and NVIDIA, the webinar began with the introductory speeches of the organisers. This time, the event focused on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States and the potential and application bandwidth of artificial intelligence (AI) in the financial ecosystem of the region. AI personalities and thought leaders shared their experiences in leveraging computational resources in financial services, discussed the ways the technical and ethical challenges are met, and elaborated on the best practices, standards, and infrastructures. Among the webinar participants, there were industry representatives from Astana International Financial Center, Freedom Finance Bank, Halyk Bank, VTB, VisionLabs, etc.
The founding director of the Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Professor Atakan Varol, represented academia in the webinar. Professor Varol spoke about the mission of ISSAI, gave a detailed overview of the Institute’s projects in general and those related to natural language processing in particular. The professor also emphasised the readiness of the Institute to cooperate with national and international partners in education, industry, and government.