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Níamh Curran

Níamh Curran

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International Women's Day: ChatGPT and how gender bias in AI can impact innovation

07 Mar 2023

The 2023 International Women’s Day campaign theme is to Embrace Equity and asks our world to discuss why equal opportunities aren’t enough. “Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA. And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality,” according to ...

Metaverse progress unlikely in 2023

16 Feb 2023

The metaverse is a hot topic which everyone seems keen to pontificate about, but less so to actually dip their toes in. The reasons for this, especially in the financial services sector, are obvious. This technology is new and not fully developed, and its benefits it offers compared to a more traditional investment option remain to be seen. Despi...


The golden circle: Are gold-linked digital assets the future?

25 Jan 2023

Richard Nixon un-pegged the US from the gold standard over 50 years ago, and with it the rest of the world began accepting the free-floating currencies we use today. At the time it was an extremely bold move, but one which was deemed necessary for continued economic growth and to fight against inflation rates. At times of global downturn people of...

FinCrime outlook 2023: ChatGPT, deepfakes and the same old scams

23 Jan 2023

2022 saw a number of scams hit the top of Finextra’s headlines. Research found that 8% of consumers were ignoring confirmation of payee warnings and celebrities like Joe Lycett even waded in on the issues,. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to make people feel more financially vulnerable, the importance of education around scams and fraud i...