The function of human intelligence has been considered over and over again throughout history. In fact we are pretty fascinated with the why’s behind our intellect. As the AI and Machine Learning worlds have evolved, it seems our views about our intellect have evolved with them. However, we are not machines. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of our thinking patterns and structures can help us make better decisions because we know what we don’t know. This self-awareness gets sharper with new research and helps us to know what we do well vs. what a machine or form of artificial intelligence might do well.

This article by Robert Epstein helps to point out some of those key differences. It helped us at IOI to see where we might have advantages over algo’s – so ever present in our investing world today. More importantly, maybe, they helped to remind us of our human uniquenesses relative to the ever-evolving world of technical achievements around us.

Think Different…thanks, Apple.

In the meantime, Invest Intelligently.
Robert Epstein is a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology in California. He is the author of 15 books, and the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today.