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Episode Info:

How the composition of Tesla's autopilot software gives clues to how we should invest, recognizing there are no perfect algorithms for driving or investing.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why Americans are afraid of self-driving cars.
  • How autonomous automobile software works.
  • Why people reject even the best possible algorithms.
  • What are examples of safety features and rules of thumb we should build into our investing process.
  • Why does everyone think a recession is coming soon even though there is little evidence currently.

Thanks to WIX and Dashlane for sponsoring the episode.

For show notes and more information on this episode click here.

  • [0:17] The pervading fear of self-driving cars, despite their safety features.
  • [3:33] Why do people fear algorithms and prefer human decision-making?
  • [7:45] Algorithmic decision-making has proven to be most accurate.
  • [10:10] Automating your investing is like choosing an automated vehicle.
  • [12:06] Keeping within the guardrails of investing strategy.
  • [15:44] How to diversify your portfolio as an additional guardrail.
  • [17:31] Is a recession really looming on the horizon?
  • [20:16] Don’t maximize for perfect answers.

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