Q4’s Secure AI for IR

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Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a new way to streamline workflows and uncover deeper insights for IR professionals. However, the integration of AI raises critical concerns about data security and privacy. Q4 addresses these concerns head-on with the Q4 Platform designed to empower IR professionals without compromising sensitive information.

Here are 5 key takeaways you need to know about Q4’s secure AI:

  1. Data ownership and control remain with you:
    • Unlike public AI tools, Q4 ensures your data stays within your control. We never share your sensitive financial information with third parties as part of our AI offering or use it to train external models.
    • Our closed infrastructure, coupled with stringent data processing and storage practices, focuses on ensuring the privacy of your confidential information.
  1. Customized and personalized messaging:
    • Q4’s AI offerings learn from the data and context you provide, ensuring outputs like the first draft of earnings scripts reflect your organization’s tone and narrative.
  1. IR expertise meets AI innovation:
    • With almost two decades of experience in investor relations, Q4 brings deep industry knowledge to our AI solutions.
    • Our dedicated team of AI engineers, coupled with a profound understanding of IR best practices, creates tools that deliver tailored, actionable insights.
  1. Accuracy and human oversight:
    • While AI significantly enhances efficiency, we emphasize the importance of human expertise in the decision-making process.
    • We rigorously test our AI outputs to ensure relevance and correctness, providing you with reliable information to drive your IR strategy.
  2. Intuitive design, no AI expertise required:
    • Our platform is designed for ease of use. We handle the complexities of AI behind the scenes, automatically processing your data and generating prompts.
    • This allows you to focus on the results, insights, and recommendations generated by AI, empowering you to make informed decisions without needing to become an AI expert.

Learn more about Q4’s security policy

AI for IR: Your Questions Answered (FAQs)

Navigating the world of AI can be difficult. Here are answers to some common questions you might have.

  1. What is generative AI, and how does it impact IR?

    Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to create new content, such as text, images, or code. Within the context of IR, generative AI can be used to: 
  • Draft personalized emails or reports and other tailored communications for investors, saving time and ensuring consistency 
  • Create summaries of earnings reports, regulatory filings or market trends   
  • Generate insights from unstructured data such as social media conversations, news articles, and other sources to identify emerging trends and sentiments 
  1. What is the difference between Glass Box and Black Box AI?
  • Glass Box AI: Also known as “explainable AI,” glass box models allow you to see how the AI arrived at its decisions. This transparency is crucial for building trust and understanding the reasoning behind AI-generated insights.
  • Black Box AI: In contrast, black box models are more opaque. While they may produce accurate results, the inner workings of how they reach those conclusions are hidden.
  1. What AI model do you use?
  • Q4 uses various foundational AI models, including OpenAI Service, and Q4 controls and hosts all AI models in Q4’s secure cloud environment. The service does NOT interact with any third-party services (e.g. ChatGPT, or the OpenAI API).
  1. How do I know your AI won’t give me wrong information? 
  • We prioritize rigorous testing and encourage human oversight for optimal results.
  1. Will my competitors see my script? 
  • Absolutely not. Your script is private and only accessible to you.
  1. How does Q4’s AI “learn” if it’s private? 
  • Our AI learns solely from the data and instructions you provide within the Q4 Platform.
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