Saturday, March 24, 2018

Japanese Use AI to Analyze Draghi’s Face to Predict Policy Changes

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From Reuters:

Japanese researchers seek to unmask Draghi's poker face to predict policy changes
If European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi appears slightly more downbeat at his regular news conference than before, it could foreshadow a possible move by to the bank to trim its monetary policy stimulus. 

That’s the conclusion of two Japanese researchers who’ve used artificial intelligence software to analyze split-second changes in Draghi’s facial expressions at his post-policy meeting press conferences. 

The findings follow a similar analysis by the same researchers of Draghi’s Japanese counterpart, Haruhiko Kuroda, last year, which claimed to have identified a correlation between patterns in his facial expressions and subsequent policy changes....MUCH MORE