One area that s particularly hot, Duffy says, is in industries dependent on rapid decision-making in closed feedback loops—like high-frequency trading in finance.

Sentient is interested in more fully automating feedback loops like these in finance and other industries with an old US Air Force decision-making framework called the OODA loop.

1.Observe: The system observes the world, taking in information from text, images, video, audio, industrial sensors, and the like, and then differentiates the information.

The scope of information these systems can currently observe and act on is still limited.

There are risks and benefits in high-frequency trading, for example, and the same will hold in other areas too.

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