How to invest in artificial intelligence

How to invest in artificial intelligence: SoftBank looks to invest in AI despite a difficult period for tech investors. The value of AI as a new technology to be deployed by existing companies is being debated.

How to invest in artificial intelligence
  • SoftBank is looking to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) despite a difficult period for tech investors.
  • The value of AI as a new technology to be deployed by existing companies is being debated, rather than as companies that could open up whole new markets.
  • Previous advances in machine learning have accrued almost entirely to incumbents.
  • It is possible that an investment in a broad index fund tracking existing listed tech companies may outperform the equivalent investment in private AI-focused startups.
  • As things stand, it looks more likely that the market value of AI will end up as a new string to the bow of already giant tech firms.
How to invest in artificial intelligence
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