Welcome to the debut edition of Antenna, our glance into the middle distance and the life-changing developments the near future will bring. In this edition, we will be looking at the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our lives at home, at work and for society in general.
We’ll also look at the investment implications which, as ever, are far from intuitive. Nobody can deny the impact of technology on our lives, but investors in Blackberry (formerly RIM) or lastminute.com know that not all boats float on the technology tide.
The internet revolution has moved beyond technology stocks and into retail and media. The AI revolution stands to become even more pervasive. Headlines are being made by autonomous vehicles and robotics, but more than any preceding theme, this is one that infiltrates all sectors of the economy. AI is set to transform mundane clerical industries where productivity has stagnated over recent decades and the enhancements are already coming. The revolution has started.