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Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

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Is 'ethical AI' deeply complex or just a contradiction in terms?

21 Sep 2023

What if everyone could cover one point of view, switch to an opposing take on the situation, explain both, and conclude by explaining their personal opinions on the topic? And do it all in 45 minutes? Almost sounds like a job for a super-human, right? Or for artificial intelligence perhaps? Several dozen of Sibos 2023 conference’s estimated 8,000-p...

How to bust ESG myths around sustainable banking

19 Sep 2023

Sustainability was front and centre from day one of the SIBOS 2023 global conference in Toronto. Monday’s first full day of the annual gathering of bankers from across the globe included several sessions that featured themes around the climate and social transition imperatives facing banks as major influencers of corporate behaviour (via their len...

How real-time payments offer benefits to corporate treasurers

13 Sep 2023

There is a lot of buzz surrounding instant and real-time payments, and they are in various stages of growth or expansion in countries and regions across the globe. Gavin Maclean, head of payments at Lloyds Bank Corporate and Institutional Banking, says: “As individuals, real-time payments through the Faster Payments scheme are all around us. Prett...


Inclusiv: financially underserved most impacted, yet climate mitigation programmes achieve success

20 Jul 2023

Credit Union intermediary says members hit hard by climate change have developed innovative solutions, warranting them prime seats at policy and funding table. In the second part of our feature on Community Deposit Financial Institution (CDFI) and financial inclusion empowerment advocate Inclusiv, Finextra examines the New York City-based organizat...