HAL to pay: where hedge funds think AI can really work

Some funds using artificial intelligence already; others see obstacles to its success

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Science fiction's HAL 9000: tomorrow's hedge fund manager?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming robotics, voice recognition, translation software and the promise of self-driving cars. It helps Netflix recommend films and Google DeepMind beat a human in a game of Go, an ancient Chinese board game many times more complex than chess. Can AI revolutionise the investment industry in the same way?

The most bullish predict self-teaching computers could become the norm in the financial industry in 20 years, with asset management fully automated for liq