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UBS has its eyes on Israeli tech, says head of the bank’s AI Center of Excellence

Speaking at Calcalist’s Mind The Tech TLV, UBS’ Annika Schroeder talks about her unique position at the company

James Spiro 15:1708.12.20



“The capabilities we’re looking at, at UBS, span across everything around machine learning,” Annika Schroeder tells Calcalist at Mind The Tech 2020. As Head of AI Center of Excellence at UBS Group Technology, Schroeder has a unique position in analyzing the technology and exploring its applications. “We’re looking at all the capabilities we can achieve with machine learning.”


She listed Natural Language Processing and its sub-capabilities like chatbots, computer vision, voice transcription, and more as areas the center is pursuing. “It really gets applied front to back.”


The Center of Excellence is a part of the Central Technology Function and is part of the Infrastructure and Security Engineering Department at UBS. It provides support around innovation and research, such as ideations, POCs, and their execution in R&D labs. It also examines AI governance topics and looks at what regulators are issuing in terms of guidelines and principles.


Find out more about Annika Schroeder and UBS’ ‘Center of Excellence’ in the video above.