Robo advisors are really nothing like RoboCop. Photo: Columbia Pictures.

Contrary to popular belief, most broker-dealer and registered investment advisors do not think that online financial guidance services will replace traditional face-to-face advice, according to a Fidelity Institutional poll.

The survey, taken at the company’s annual Executive Forum client conference, found that nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, of respondents see the emergence of “robo-advisors” as a positive trend and that most, 54 percent, felt these digital advisors, in fact, cannot replace the human element of advice.

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