Loan Ranger: The robots are coming
The Ranger heard a true horror story at the Commerzbank offices last week about the inexorable rise of the robot.
Don’t get Volkhardt Kruse started on artificial intelligence! At breakfast on Wednesday, Kruse told the Ranger that robots are taking over the world.
Robots are even writing news articles, according to the syndicate and sales head.
We hope there will be a job for the Ranger in a few years’ time. For our job security, we are banking on the fact that robots will be useless at drinking and gossiping!
Along the technology theme, the Ranger was taken by surprise last week when UniCredit’s Christian Reusch made an unexpected appearance on a conference call on Monday.
The Ranger was speaking with two of UniCredit's green bond specialists when, like a special guest on a chat show, Christian announced himself on the call with the utmost fanfare. What a treat.
Last week, a banker at a Middle Eastern institution had the Ranger unnecessarily excited that he was moving to a new bank. The banker was away from the office on "holiday" for a longer period than usual and then he added the Ranger on LinkedIn.
Two surefire signs of someone moving jobs.
But the Ranger realised we had jumped the gun when the banker merrily replied that there was no story, he really was just on holiday.