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After Betterment's $100 million VC raise makes 25 newspapers, Wealthfront unveils 3.0 on blog and Twitter

The big Redwood City robo is staying in character by touting 'artificial intelligence,' in synch with Facebook's CEO, but whether it's a real delineation or simple evolution is hard to tell

Author Sanders Wommack April 19, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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Adam Nash: We're firm believers that artificial intelligence applied to your actual behavior will provide far more powerful advice than what traditional advisors offer today.


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Wealthfront
Portfolio Management System
Top Executive: Andy Rachleff

Betterment, LLC
Financial Planning Software
Top Executive: Jon Stein



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