The Modeller's Miscellany - #63

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Tech // Natural language processing comes to PowerApps

This week Microsoft announced that they are enhancing PowerFx with natural language processing. The goal is to be able to simply tell Power Apps what you’d like to see and a set of formulas will be presented along with an explanation of how they work. Microsoft are implementing OpenAI GPT-3, one of the most advanced natural language processing models available. The model has already been trained with 175 billion parameters. The future is unfolding before us. Read more.

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Article // Financial Modelling Standards - What are they and why do they matter?

This article is the first in a three-part series following on from our Financial Modelling Standards webinar. Next week we'll continue by looking at standard convergence and evolving tech followed by  why storytelling is crucial for modellers. Read part 1 of the series.

Excel update // Beyond Calibri.

Calibri has been the default font across all Office apps since 2007. Microsoft has decided it's time to move on and has commissioned five original, custom fonts to replace Calibri. Read more.

Financial Modelling Summit // Lead sponsors announced.

Microsoft and Cambridge Finance are confirmed as the lead sponsors of the 2021 Financial Modelling Summit. Nearly all of the speakers' slots are filled and we're getting ready to make this the best event for financial modellers this year. Registration is open. Full Stack members received a complementary pass. 

The Modeller's Miscellany Jobs

Investment / Financial Analyst - PowerTree - London, UK

Finance Analyst - PRAETURA GROUP LTD - UK

Research & Investment Analyst - Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers - Murdoch, Western Australia

Financial Analyst - Scan Global Logistics - Copenhagen, Denmark

And finally // UK gets zero points in Eurovision.

Just how political is Eurovision voting? Check out this article, this paper, and if you want to run your own analysis, this data set. We're not bitter.  

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