May 13, 2019

The Retirement Industry Has a Participant Engagement Problem

A recently published white paper from Dream Forward Solutions, a retirement plan provider specializing in AI, asserts that the average American lacks the necessary knowledge to engage with their retirement plan effectively. In three parts, the firm breaks down data it gathered from its proprietary chatbot, considers how to address the obstacles to saving more […]

August 21, 2018

Investing in IRBO: The Latest in Robotics & AI ETFs

On June 28, iShares launched the iShares Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF (IRBO), an equal-weighted fund that gives investors exposure to leading companies in robotics and artificial intelligence innovation. Since its inception, the ETF has been trading at a premium and its performance has either met or exceeded the benchmark (NYSE FactSet Global Robotics and […]

June 11, 2018

Fidelity Goes Down the Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole

Fidelity recently debuted Cora, a prototype virtual reality (VR) H pioneered by Fidelity Labs and built using the new Amazon Sumerian VR application platform. Though not available to the general public, Cora serves as a proof of concept for what a VR assistant available to retail investors might look like in the near future and […]

October 24, 2017

Bank AI 2017 Conference Review (Part 2 of 2)

In Part One of this blog series, we highlighted four recurring themes and overarching trends on display from the most prominent thought leaders in artificial intelligence and financial services during the Bank AI 2017 conference in Boston, MA. The goal of this post is to translate theory into practice, reviewing specific use cases from three […]

October 23, 2017

Bank AI 2017 Conference Review (Part 1 of 2)

Artificial intelligence has been the biggest buzz word in the financial services industry in 2017. Though several prominent banks have already unveiled rudimentary chatbots on popular messaging platforms like Facebook, and many more plan to follow suit, we have yet to see a wide range of AI applications come to market. In that sense, 2018 […]