Fintechs are partnering with banks, banks are using blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and cryptocurrency and financial regulation is still undergoing massive changes…

#2 Jason Mars, Clinc

At this point, providing an AI-powered banking assistant probably won’t make someone stand out in the industry: but providing a banking assistant powered by artificial intelligence that consumers can talk to “like a human in a room” via text, voice, or Alexa does, as Clinc’s Jason Mars could tell.

Clinc’s Finie assistant was built like a brain, not an AI, in that it understands natural language–so no need for command phrases or keywords–and uses that data to share relevant spending and financial insight to the customer. Mars debuted his assistant in 2016 and has only expanded it since; his startup now powers the USAA Alexa skill for voice banking.

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