Yesterday, the team at Apteo released the beta version of Milton for the first time to the public. Milton, a tool that uses AI to analyze stocks. I wanted to take some time to talk about our approach to the initial product, how you might be able to use it, and how we’re thinking about the future.
The artificial intelligence behind Milton is actually a complicated system of gathering, transforming, and processing all sorts of financial data, with the goal of creating a machine learning algorithm that’s optimized to predict future stock performance. The website at milton.ai, though, is extremely streamlined.
Currently, it simply provides two simple things:
- The Milton Top 25 — a list of the 25 US-based stocks (with at least $10M in liquidity and more than $3B in market cap) that it thinks will have the best performance in the next 12 months
- A handful of trending stocks that have become worthy of a mention
You can see we’re keeping it simple — for now. We’ve seen that most investors have a big challenge, and we’re trying to solve it. They have a lot of information thrown at them every day, and they either ignore it all, process only the sources that they think are useful, or simply focus on a small portion of all the information that they receive in order to make a decision. We’d like to understand whether there’s value in presenting the conclusions from a system that can do all of the hard analysis, over all of the millions of data points, for you.
We also wanted to understand what people found useful in a tool that provides AI-generated stock analysis. And in order to do that, we wanted to get something out to investors sooner rather than later.
There’s no doubt that there are many features that aren’t included, however, we’re interested in learning what investors find useful and what can be ignored, and one of the best ways to do that is to analyze how people actually use Milton in real life.
Going forward, we’ll continue to improve Milton based on the feedback we get from our users and from what we learn. If you have thoughts about what you’d like to see in the product, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to me directly at email@example.com.
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