Ideas that move Fidelity forward.

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology®, or FCATSM, is a catalyst for breakthrough achievements in research and tech. We assess, test and scale concepts and ideas that advance Fidelity’s market leadership and enhance every customer’s experience. FCAT teams are curious, inquisitive, and intently focused on the future.

Projects and Observations

FCAT teams are always looking beyond the horizon. We analyze social trends and experiment with an array of technologies that may impact Fidelity and its customers over the next five years. 

BY: Chris Helms & Chris McGahon | May 23, 2023
Solidity development has been a rapidly growing topic within the world of blockchains, specifically Ethereum. There have been many different tools & frameworks that support smart contract development and testing. With many different choices, what is the best way for developers to traverse the ever-growing options? Here we explore modern frameworks and their benefits when building smart contracts.
BY: Matthew Ledoux | May 22, 2023
FCAT shares their thoughts on the geneartive AI chatbot, ChatGPT, that's taken the world by storm. Designers, developers, and specialists share their thoughts.
BY: Jacob Kozhipatt | May 18, 2023
In the most forward-looking chapter of the FCAT Priorities Report 2023, our researchers took a broader look at advances in deep technologies that are designed to help solve our world’s most pressing problems. The five technologies explored in this report include: synthetic biology, decarbonization, advanced robotics, agriculture, and space exploration.

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