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What Does Artificial Intelligence “Think” About Warren Buffett?


What Does Artificial Intelligence “Think” About Warren Buffett?

By now many of us have read Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders which came out a few weeks ago. Buffett has been writing the letter since 1965 and it has been essential reading for all manner of investors since.

While human readers will absorb Buffett thoughts, philosophies, observations and wisdom in countless ways, we thought it would be interesting to see what a computer thought about it, namely IBM’s Watson.

Buffett’s 2018 letter was put through Watson’s artificial intelligence, personality insights tool, which analysed the document and reported back on the author. Given Buffett unceremoniously dumped all of his “Big Blue” stock after an approximate 7 year love affair in 2018, it is perhaps unsurprising that Watson gave Buffett a dismal 4 per cent on many of his “values”. Watson may have been a little harsh on Buffett given his commitment to give a large majority of his US$83 billion fortune to philanthropy, or perhaps Watson knows Buffett better than we do?

The rest of Watson’s report is below and makes for fascinating reading.


Source: IBM Watson

If you haven’t had a chance to read Buffett’s latest piece reflecting on 2018, it is available here.


Amit joined MGIM in April 2018 as a Senior Research Analyst after spending seven years as a credit analyst at Credit Agricole and Citigroup, based in New York. Prior to this, Amit was an investment banker with Citigroup for five years in New York and Sydney, focusing on Media and Telecoms; Metals and Mining; and Consumer Products.

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