In a recent financial filing, Microsoft listed Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of its top business priorities. Just take a look at how Microsoft has altered its corporate vision statement over the last year:
Excerpt from 2016 Microsoft Corporate Vision Statement:
"Our strategic vision is to compete and grow as a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world."
Now take a look at the same excerpt from 2017's statement:
"Our strategic vision is to compete and grow by building best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with AI."
Do you notice a gaping difference between the two? Microsoft scrapped "mobile-first" completely and replaced it with "intelligent edge infused with AI.” Part of this reset has to do with Microsoft’s disastrous $7 billion acquisition of Nokia in 2014, which it has since deemed basically worthless. But the biggest driver behind Microsoft’s strategic pivot is AI.
Microsoft is well aware that remaining relevant and competitive as a technology company in the next decade and beyond requires investment and development of AI technologies. The industry shift towards AI is plain to see: the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been saying for some time now that the world is shifting from being mobile-first to “AI-first,” and Facebook has been investing heavily in AI research and product enhancements. Microsoft is just trying to squeeze into the game before it’s too late.
Tickeron.com recognizes this shift to AI, and that’s the main reason they have worked to bring AI technology to retail investors. As it stands right now, only big institutions are using AI on trading platforms to gain an edge. That doesn’t seem fair, and so Tickeron is trying to level the playing field by giving retail investors access to the same tools.
In my view, it’s not a matter of if AI will become a prominent investment tool for every type of investor…it’s a matter of when. For investors that want a head start, Tickeron.com has the tools.