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Machine Learning for Finance

By : Jannes Klaas
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Machine Learning for Finance

By: Jannes Klaas

Overview of this book

Machine Learning for Finance explores new advances in machine learning and shows how they can be applied across the financial sector, including insurance, transactions, and lending. This book explains the concepts and algorithms behind the main machine learning techniques and provides example Python code for implementing the models yourself. The book is based on Jannes Klaas’ experience of running machine learning training courses for financial professionals. Rather than providing ready-made financial algorithms, the book focuses on advanced machine learning concepts and ideas that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. The book systematically explains how machine learning works on structured data, text, images, and time series. You'll cover generative adversarial learning, reinforcement learning, debugging, and launching machine learning products. Later chapters will discuss how to fight bias in machine learning. The book ends with an exploration of Bayesian inference and probabilistic programming.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Machine Learning for Finance
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And thus, we close the last chapter of our journey, and I say goodbye to you, dear reader. Let's look back at the table of contents that we were met with at the start of our journey.

Over the past 10 chapters, we've covered a whole lot, including the following:

  • Gradient descent-based optimization

  • Feature engineering

  • Tree-based methods

  • Computer vision

  • Time series models

  • Natural language processing

  • Generative models

  • Debugging machine learning systems

  • Ethics in machine learning

  • Bayesian inference

In each chapter, we created a large bag of practical tips and tricks that you can use. This will allow you to build state-of-the-art systems that will change the financial industry.

Yet, in many ways we have only scratched the surface. Each of the chapter topics merit their own book, and even that would not adequately cover everything that could be said about machine learning in finance.

I leave you with this thought: Machine learning in finance is an exciting field in which there is still much to uncover...