My interest in artificial intelligence and its potential applications in investing and personal finance led me to people like Ray Kurzweil and the notion of a Technological Singularity.
At its most basic level, the definition of the Singularity is the point when machine intelligence reaches — and then quickly surpasses — human level intelligence. The Singularity also promises, at the least, to bring longevity (if not immortality), radical abundance, space travel, and more.
One of the research questions we’ve looked at is how can AI help individual investors.
Michael Nuschke, who blogs at Retirement Singularity, has been exploring a similar question on how the pending Singularity will change our retirement planning. Certainly, things like longevity and new production technology (like 3D printing technologies) will change both our careers and our retirement planning.
I brought Michael in for a conversation about the Singularity and retirement.
How is technological change affecting retirement investing and financial planning?