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Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi is a computational journalist and the co-founder of real-time information company Applied XL.

He was previously R&D Chief at The Wall Street Journal leading a team of data scientists and computational journalists developing data tools for the newsroom. Prior to WSJ he managed strategy at the Associated Press where he co-led content automation and artificial intelligence efforts. 

Francesco was recognized by MediaShift as one of the top 20 digital media innovators, named to the 25 under 35 next generation of publishing leaders by Editor & Publisher Magazine, and nominated as a Digiday Future Leader Awards finalist.


He is an affiliate researcher at MIT Media Lab and a Tow Fellow at Columbia University. His ideas have  been featured in The New York Times, Politico, Forbes, Quartz, AdWeek, Digiday, World Economic Forum, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard Digital Initiative, Nieman Lab.

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About AppliedXL 

AppliedXL is a computational journalism and AI company developing autonomous newsgathering systems. The exponential expansion in information is meaningless to humanity if we can't act on that information. To use the information we amass, we first have to learn how to separate what's useful from what's not.


Only then we can identify what's important. Only then can we use it to see ahead. Using information to accurately anticipate the future --world events, market trends, industry disruptions and even societal shifts--is the mission of AppliedXL. The first step in our journey is to do just that for the life sciences industry.


AppliedXL is powered by a network of newsgathering AI agents that gather and analyze data in real-time. Our systems are trained to look at the data it collects with the learned eyes of scores of experienced journalists.


Combining memory, past patterns and occurrences, imagination and "blink-like" machine-intuition, AppliedXL helps you make decisions based on past predictive precedent. AppliedXL notices the telltale sign that are all around us in real time--to tell you what happens next. Before it happens.


I'm always looking for new people, and exciting opportunities in the Fintech and AI landscape.

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