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CEO Of Largest U.S. Bank: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Transformational, Like Steam Engine And Electricity




Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, seems to feel strongly about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of banking and society at large. So much so, the bank CEO likened the potential transformational effect of AI to historical milestones such as the steam engine and electricity.

Under Dimon’s leadership, JPMorgan has solidified its position as the largest bank in the U.S. with assets totaling approximately $3.9 trillion. At 68, he one of the longest serving Wall Street CEOs today. Dimon’s annual letters to shareholders are highly anticipated as they lay out JPMorgan’s strategic outlook.

In his latest letter, Dimon touched on several key themes, including the potential trajectory of interest rates. He suggested that interest rates could rise significantly, potentially surpassing 8 percent, amidst a complex economic environment characterized by fiscal spending, global trade restructuring, and energy infrastructure challenges, Quartz reported.

He wrote, Chase is “prepared for a very broad range of interest rates, from 2 percent to 8 percent or even more,” paired with an equally wide range of economic outcomes. He pointed to the iNFLationary effects of “ongoing fiscal spending, remilitarization of the world, restructuring of global trade, capital needs of the new green economy, and possibly higher energy costs in the future… due to a lack of needed investment in the energy infrastructure.”

In his 2022 letter, he called generative artificial intelligence “critical” to the bank’s future success. This year, he likened the potentially transformative consequences of AI to that of the “printing press, the steam engine, electricity, computing and the Internet, among others.”

Dimon reiterated AI’s critical role in reshaping banking and beyond. JPMorgan has already integrated AI into various operations, enhancing customer service, wealth management, and risk assessment. In fact, the CEO said he envisions a future where AI empowers consumers with personalized financial advice and efficient services.

During an episode of “The Circuit with Emily Chang,” Dimon said the tech will infiltrate all aspects of banking, however it can’t be a stock picker, Bloomberg reported.

“All that is going to do is know more about you, learn more about you, look at patterns and, you know, look at successful things in the past,” Dimon explained. “AI is going to be a huge aid to things like that.”

Jamie Dimon (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for JP Morgan Chase & Co.)