On May 15th, the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (AIQ) began trading on Nasdaq. The Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (AIQ) seeks to invest in companies that potentially stand to benefit from the further development and utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in their products and services, as well as in companies that provide hardware facilitating the use of AI for the analysis of big data. AIQ is the 7th ETF in Global X's Thematic Tech suite of ETFs. AI & Big Data is emerging as one of the most potentially disruptive themes in the digital world. As the world's data grows exponentially, AI capabilities are tracking close behind, the far-reaching implications of which are becoming clearer every day.
Artificial intelligence refers to the process of machines or computers performing tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. In order to attain the capabilities to perform those tasks, AI relies on utilizing and processing large amounts of data, or "big data", to learn. As the accumulation of data continues to grow, so does the potential of AI systems. Some estimates hold that the emergence of AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to global GDP in 2030 – more than the current output of China and India combined.1 "Given AI's potential to impact a variety of sectors, we believe it is poised to become one of the most significant technological innovations of the modern era," said Alex Ashby, director of product development at Global X. "Our aim with all of our technology-thematic funds is to provide efficient access to the companies leading the charge in the world's most disruptive trends. AIQ seeks to provide investors with exposure to the long-term growth potential of the big data and artificial intelligence theme."
For investors trying to understand the opportunity and the size of the market, a report from Statista says that, "In 2017, the global AI market is expected to be worth approximately 1.25 billion U.S. dollars. Some current major uses of artificial intelligence include image recognition, object identification, detection and classification, as well as automated geophysical feature detection. The largest proportion of revenues come from the AI for enterprise applications market." Featured Company: Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) is a development-stage company developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology. The Company has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software.
With 20 years of investment industry experience under his belt, Mr Alexandra Mouthon says Pictet Asset Management's three equity strategies surrounding the themes of technology and artificial intelligence, or AI - security, digital and robotics - allow investors to get access to fast-growing disruptive technologies in a distinct way. All three strategies have outperformed the MSCI World Index since their respective launches. The three funds - Pictet-Security, Pictet-Digital and Pictet-Robotics - are available only for private bank and institutional clients in Singapore. Q There is so much discussion going on around disruptive technologies. What exactly are they and where does AI come into the picture?