The Gateway to Algorithmic and Automated Trading

The thinking machine's man … or woman

Published in Automated Trader Magazine Issue 12 Q1 2009

By comparing the distant past with the economic-crisis-ridden present, Anita Hawser argues, lessons can be learned for the future deployment of automated and algorithmic trading functionality. Should machines be taught to discuss their feelings, or are they better off leaving the sentiment to us and sticking to the numbers?

thinking womanWay back in the sixties, as more and more powerful computers were being developed, computer scientists were beginning to ask themselves whether, one day, in the far distant future, perhaps in the eighties or even beyond, computers would be "fully conversant", by which they meant, capable of acting with "human-like"

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