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A thinking, learning and trading computer could one day outwit the brightest fund manager. US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth explains how hedge funds are turning to artificial intelligence and computer scientists to develop algorithms that can spot market trends with break-neck speed. Then, Mohamed El-Erian discusses his new book "The Only Game in Town" as well as his roadmap for avoiding the next market collapse, with the FT's senior investment commentator John Authers. Plus a proposal for a new hemp derivatives market is examined by commodities reporter Greg Meyer. Go to FT.com/alphachat for show notes.

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