Sarah Hoffman


Sarah Hoffman leads AI and Machine Learning (ML) research for FCAT. In this role, she helps the firm understand trends in these technologies and their potential impact on Fidelity. Sarah has given numerous internal and external talks to both technical and non-technical audiences explaining ML and where it’s headed.

Sarah worked previously at FactSet, where she headed their Machine Learning and Language Technology Team. She also served as an Information Technology Analyst at Lehman Brothers. Sarah holds an MS from Columbia University in computer science with a focus on natural language processing. She also holds a BBA from Baruch College in computer information systems.

Artificial Intelligence
By: Sarah Hoffman | December 6, 2023
Sarah Hoffman, VP of AI and Machine Learning Research in FCAT speaks with Juliette Powell, a researcher, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker at the intersection of technology and business, about how organizations can embrace responsible technology.
Artificial Intelligence
By: Sarah Hoffman | November 29, 2023
Generative AI still shows great promise, but its transformational power for large enterprises has so far been limited. While there are numerous challenges, inaccuracy, cybersecurity, intellectual-property infringement, and regulatory compliance are the four most commonly cited risks that organizations are working to mitigate. The good news: solutions are coming that will make it easier for enterprises to move forward over the coming year.
Artificial Intelligence
By: Sarah Hoffman | September 8, 2023
While ChatGPT can be a useful learning tool on its own, plugins and new tools that incorporate generative AI can further enhance the learning experience. These improvements will likely have implications that go far beyond the classroom.
By: Sarah Hoffman | July 10, 2023
Generative AI is in its infancy, yet patients are using this technology to understand complex medical issues, get second opinions, and receive support and motivation. Medical professionals also stand to benefit by saving time on documentation and emails. Early implementations in healthcare may offer learnings applicable to the financial services industry and beyond.

Can AI Speed Up Blockchain Development?

BY: Sarah Hoffman | April 20, 2023
In 2022, investors pumped $2.6 billion into generative AI startups—70% more than the previous year. The November 2022 release of ChatGPT, OpenAI’s powerful and much hyped new language model, further fanned interest. Like many, crypto enthusiasts have taken notice, turning to social media to share example after example of how ChatGPT might be applied to crypto and blockchain. Early use cases include coding trading bots and assisting with smart contracts.
BY: Sarah Hoffman | April 20, 2023
BY: Sarah Hoffman | February 14, 2023
OpenAI’s new text generator ChatGPT attracted over 1 million users just a few days after launch. The app’s performance made headlines with some even comparing the significance of the release to the debut of the iPhone. So, what's the big deal?
Artificial Intelligence
BY: Sarah Hoffman | November 22, 2022
New AI image-generation tools are emerging that allow anyone, regardless of technical proficiency, to become an artist, a graphic designer, or an illustrator. And the quality of the output is surprisingly good and will no doubt improve quickly.

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