Artificial intelligence and machine learning are still a coupleof years away from being really useful in financial planning,according to Tony Stich, director of global marketing at Advicent,a financial planning software provider. He noted that thetechnology is not intuitive enough yet for advisors' purposes.First, Stich believes, the “third wave of the internet will reallyhit the fintech space.”

The “third wave” refers to the ubiquitousness of the internet:The Internet of Things, for example.

“Over the next decade and beyond,” Steve Case, co-founder ofAOL, wrote for the Wall Street Journal in an April 2016 op-ed, “theinternet will rapidly become ubiquitous, integrated into oureveryday lives, often in invisible ways.”

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