The compounding growth of computing power suggests it’s only a matter of time before computers have the same brainpower as a human being. And don’t look now, but computers may surpass humans’ cognitive powers sooner than we think.
In our industry, the shift can be most keenly felt in the robo realm. Will robo advisers make human planners obsolete? Science suggests we shouldn’t bet against our nature as empathetic beings. Indeed, even though computers’ blazing advancements might give us a shudder, advisers’ capacity to empathize with their clients may be their greatest asset — and defense.
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