And it's a real eye opener - the robots are coming, and some are already here.
Banks and investment funds have been tinkering for years, prompting anxiety for employees. Now, firms are rolling out machine-learning software to suggest bets, set prices and craft hedges. The tools will relieve staff of routine tasks and offer an edge to those who stay. But one day, machines may not need much help.
It's no wonder most of the jobs Goldman's securities business posted online in recent months were for tech talent. Billionaire trader Steven Cohen is experimenting with automating his top money managers. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has said 100,000 financial workers aren’t needed to keep money flowing.
Bloomberg's map of trading automation (link below) is based on interviews with about a dozen senior banking and investing executives, many of whom focus on adopting new tech. It offers a sense of their projects - some of them just starting - that will affect traders within big firms.