Robo-Analyst Sifts Through “Happy Talk” on Earnings Calls

Kansas City-based American Century Investment is using computer-aided natural language processing to “go through conference calls from companies in the Russell 3000, comparing them against each other and against their own past conference calls” in an effort to find red flags that “can’t be masked by happy talk.” This according to an article in Barron’s. “The asset manager is convinced the computer is smart enough to catch even the most polished executive,” the article reports.… Read More