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.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access