Artificial intelligence is all around us. But what is it, and how can it help your portfolio grow? The recommendations you receive shopping online, smart devices, self-driving vehicles, email spam filters, and robots are just a handful of AI examples. The reality is that the term is very broad, and it includes many categories and opportunities. 

Today I am launching a new video series covering 12 top AI stocks focused on growth and disruptive innovation. I have done my best to find the highest-growth companies in a variety of sectors with disruptive growth trends. In the video below, I cover an introduction to artificial intelligence and explain the different types of AI, from machine learning to deep learning, robotics, and beyond. After the background, I provide analysis on my first three AI stock ideas (stocks 10 to 12 in the series):

  1. Upstart (NASDAQ:UPST), a fintech/banking disruptor.
  2. Butterfly Network (NYSE:BFLY), a healthcare disruptor.
  3. Planet Labs (NYSE:DMYQ), which is involved in space exploration and big data analytics.

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*Stock prices used in the below video were during the trading day of September 2, 2021. The video was published on September 2, 2021.

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