In segment from Motley Fool Answers, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp are joined by senior Motley Fool analyst Simon Erickson to talk about the disruptive trends of artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation. They start by helping a listener hunt for a high-quality fund that will let investors take a diversified position in this space. Erickson’s pick is ROBO Global.
A full transcript follows the video.
This video was recorded on June 13, 2017.
Alison Southwick: It’s time for “Answers Answers,” and today’s question comes from John. John writes, “I’ve been looking at artificial-intelligence ETFs and/or mutual funds. I see this is an industry that is only beginning to show its potential and will carry into the future with high rewards. Are there any recommendations on such funds that I should look into, and what should I look at when comparing funds? Thank you. A big fan of your podcast. John.”
And joining us to help answer that question is Simon Erickson.
Robert Brokamp: Hi, Simon!
Simon Erickson: Hello, Alison. Hey, Bro. Glad to be here. I feel like I’m in a roomful of celebrities. Thanks for having me on the program.
Southwick: It’s great to have you.
Brokamp: Oh, stop, you.
Southwick: Simon, you work on Motley Fool Explorer for Supernova and you are a big, I don’t know, techie, nerdy, AI, robotics-following kind of guy.
Brokamp: Are you human?
Erickson: I like the techie part of that the most.
Brokamp: Are you human? That’s what I want to know.
Erickson: Yeah, we’re looking for the biggest trends that the market’s going after for the future.
Southwick: So we brought you in not only to answer this question, but also for our main segment here. But for now let’s stick to the question. John wants to find an AI ETF or mutual fund. Where should he look?
Erickson: One that we would recommend is Robo Global. The ticker for that is ROBO, John. It’s an ETF that actually does exactly…