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. 

Artificial Intelligence
By: FCAT Quantum Incubator | November 21, 2023
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, shaping industries ranging from healthcare to finance and everything in between. However, as AI systems become increasingly complex, it becomes crucial to understand how they reach their decisions. This is where Explainable AI (XAI) and Simple Rules come into play. In this article, we will explore the concept of XAI and delve into the use of expressive Boolean formulas to make AI more transparent and interpretable.
By: Deanna Laufer | November 20, 2023
In this discussion, Deanna Laufer, VP of Research at FCAT, speaks with Mauro Guillén, author and professor of management at the Wharton School, about the themes in his new book, The Perennials: The Megatrends Creating a Postgenerational Society.

Tracking Blockchain Health

By: Ethan Atwood | November 14, 2023
Since Ethereum first launched in 2015 as the first peer-to-peer smart contract platform, numerous competitors with a similar vision have emerged. When comparing these blockchains, media outlets and investors typically focus on the price and market cap of a blockchain’s native token, while other indicators of success, such as usage, development, and decentralization are often overlooked. This paper explores blockchains through the latter lens and establishes a framework for assessing blockchain health.
BY: Ethan Atwood | October 25, 2023

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