This hedge fund’s trades are driven by artificial intelligence

How AI powers this hedge fund

Numerai Founder Richard Craib on how Artificial Intelligence helps power his company.

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Numerai, a San Francisco-based hedge fund which trades stock powered by artificial intelligence, uses data scientists to predict its market accuracy.

“All of our hedge fund trades are powered by machine learning algorithms developed by people around the world and we reward them in cryptocurrency,” Numerai founder Richard Craib said during an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Liz Claman.

The San Francisco-based hedge fund says combining artificial intelligence and blockchain technology can provide an edge over traditional trading platforms.

“We can have a hundred times more data scientists working on Numerai’s data than there is in competing hedge funds,” Craib said.


Numerai data scientists are allowed to remain anonymous and are rewarded in bitcoin based on the investment model’s success.

“By using blockchain and by paying people with cryptocurrency, we can kind of crack the crowdsourcing, get people to submit predictions that actually work,” Craib said.

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