AI financial advisor

AI, or generative AI to be precise has been making waves globally. However, a Yahoo Finance/Ipsos survey shows that only 20% of investors are either very likely or somewhat likely to use an AI financial advisor.

Nearly two-thirds of the investors say that they are somewhat or very unlikely to use an AI financial advisor. The survey, which was conducted on 1,276 Americans further showed that 45% of investors don’t trust AI for financial advice.

The results look somewhat dampening for US financial giants who have otherwise been considering a pivot to AI.

JPMorgan Chase, which is the largest US bank, is reportedly looking to launch a ChatGPT-like AI service for investment advice. Incidentally, the bank is among the companies which have restricted employees from using generative AI platforms like ChatGPT.

ChatGPT took the tech world by surprise and became the fastest-growing app to reach 100 million users within two months and its all-time views crossed 1.8 billion last month.

Source: DemandSage/SimilarWeb

The valuation of ChatGPT’s parent company OpenAI has also exploded and it was last valued at upto $29 billion in the May funding round.

Microsoft is among the companies that have invested in OpenAI, and has committed an estimated $10 billion to the company spread across multiple years.

Meanwhile, coming back to the survey, while the majority of the investors don’t look comfortable with the prospect of AI managing their money – they might unknowingly be using AI while making financial decisions.

According to Market Trend Analyst Jason Mountford, “So far, [AI] has mainly been in the background, with few investors likely to realize that AI is involved in the management of their money.”

Investors are Twice as Likely to Use AI But are Wary of AI Financial Advisors

An interesting finding from the survey was that while the majority of the investors are wary of AI, they are more likely to use AI as compared to non-investors.

The survey showed that 20% of investors have used AI over the last year – while the corresponding figure for non-investors is only 11%.

S&P 500 versus BOTZ

Notably, AI as an investment theme is quite popular among investors as is visible in the rally in AI stocks., which is among the rare pure-play listed AI stock is up almost 290% for the year, while Nvidia whose chips are crucial for building AI models has gained 186% for the year.

The S&P 500 has gained just about 13.8% which is a third of what the Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF has risen over the period.

AI has been a bright spot in the startup space as well. While Global Venture Capital (VC) funding fell 44% YoY to $22 billion in May according to Crunchbase, AI funding fared relatively better and eight of the 38 unicorns this year are AI companies.

Global VC funding in May 2023
Source: Crunchbase

Young Americans are More Likely to Use Artificial Intelligence

Meanwhile, the propensity to use AI financial advisors also varied by demographics and the survey showed that 20% of Gen Z adults were somewhat or very likely to use an AI-based financial advisor – which is over twice what baby boomers and older adults.

ChatGPT users by age
Source Statista

The results are not surprising as a January survey showed that while 17% of respondents aged between 30 to 44 years old claimed to have used ChatGPT to generate text themselves, 59% of those older than 65 years old said that they have neither used AI themselves nor seen anyone else using it either.

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