First Financial creates in-house AI/ML lending experience

first_img continue reading » There’s nothing artificial about the intelligence First Financial Federal Credit Union($1.0B, Lutherville, MD) is applying to the new loan decisioning solution the credit union has created in-house.The Baltimore-area cooperative is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to the new “Anytime Express” lending products it plans to launch this summer.Michael Powers, the credit union’s chief innovation and strategy officer, says trial runs of the decisioning engine have resulted in similar, but much faster, results to those yielded by his shop’s traditional LOS software.He says that’s especially true for applications that might not fit neatly into underwriting rules and otherwise would require human intervention, a capability that will improve as the system learns from its growing data store of credit scores and payment histories. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Setauket Man’s Killer Pleads Guilty

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An ex-fugitive has admitted to fatally shooting a 50-year-old Setauket man who was a well-known equestrian and wounding another victim last year before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt.Brett Knight pleaded guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder, attempted murder, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.Authorities have said that the 46-year-old gunned down Ross Reisner and seriously wounded Kevin Murray after firing gunshots through the window of Reisner’s Upper Sheep Pasture Road home at 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2013.Two handguns were recovered from the scene, authorities said at the time.Knight fled Long Island after the shooting on a motorcycle, but federal investigators apprehended him a month later in Seymour, Tenn., which is just south of Knoxville.He will be sentenced Feb. 4 by Judge Richard Ambro.last_img read more

Villarreal’s Chukwueze Ranked Africa’s Most Valuable U-20 Player

first_imgThe 19-year-old Chukwueze is enjoying a breakthrough season at Villarreal, with 37 appearances under his belt in all competitions for the first team, scoring 8 goals and providing three assists.The Diamond Academy product is on the radar of Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of the reopening of the transfer window on the back of his fine form for the Yellow Submarine.Nigeria’s U20 and U23 coaches and manager Gernot Rohr are all competing for his services ahead of international games in May and June.At €150.3m, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is the most valuable U20 player, followed by Arsenal’s Mattéo Guendouzi (€70m) and AS Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo (€67m).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria and Villarreal super teen, Samuel Chukwueze, has been ranked as Africa’s most valuable Under-20 player in Europe’s top five leagues.According to the study by CIES Football Observatory, the Switzerland-based organization, valued the Nigerian international to worth €35 million, which makes him the 12th most expensive Under-20 player on the planet based on transfer market valuations.The 50 players on the list have been ranked according to their age, position, performance, contract duration, full international and other factors.last_img read more