AI, Robotics & Technology Opportunity Portfolio, Series 8
Fueled by advances in computer and sensor technology, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are
becoming an integral part of our daily lives as providers of labor, mobility, safety, convenience and
entertainment. What was once largely limited to manufacturing plants, robots are now found in
households, offices, hospitals, farms and highways.
Artificial Intelligence - is the theory and development of computer systems able to
perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech
recognition, decision making and translation between languages.
Robotics - is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation
and application of robots.
Consider The Following:
- Worldwide spending on robotics and related services is anticipated to reach approximately
$103.4 billion in 2019. The worldwide market for commercial service robotics is expected to grow
at a rate of 20% per year for the next five years.1
- Worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems was anticipated to reach $24.0 billion in
2018. Global spending on cognitive and AI solutions is estimated to reach a compound annual
growth rate of 37.3% over the 2017-2022 forecast period with spending expected to reach
over $77.6 billion.2
This unit investment trust seeks above-average capital appreciation; however, there is no
assurance the objective will be met.
| Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
You should consider the portfolio's investment objective, risks, and
charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial advisor
or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. at 1.800.621.1675 to request a prospectus,
which contains this and other information about the portfolio. Read it carefully
before you invest.
investment in this unmanaged unit
investment trust should be made with an
understanding of the risks involved with
owning common stocks, such as an
economic recession and the possible
deterioration of either the financial
condition of the issuers of the equity
securities or the general condition of the
You should be aware that the portfolio is
concentrated in stocks in the information
technology sector which involves additional
risks, including limited diversification. The
companies engaged in the information
technology sector are subject to fierce
competition, high research and development
costs, and their products and services may be
subject to rapid obsolescence. Technology
company stocks, especially those which are
Internet-related, may experience extreme
price and volume fluctuations that are often
unrelated to their operating performance.
There is no assurance that the projections
stated herein will be realized.
An investment in a portfolio containing
equity securities of foreign issuers is subject
to additional risks, including currency
fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the
lack of adequate financial information, and
exchange control restrictions impacting
An investment in a portfolio containing
small-cap and mid-cap companies is subject
to additional risks, as the share prices of
small-cap companies and certain mid-cap
companies are often more volatile than those
of larger companies due to several factors,
including limited trading volumes, products,
financial resources, management inexperience
and less publicly available information.
Although this portfolio terminates in
approximately 15 months, the strategy is
long-term. Investors should consider their
ability to pursue investing in successive
portfolios, if available. There may be tax
consequences unless units are purchased in
an IRA or other qualified plan.
The value of the securities held by the trust
may be subject to steep declines or increased
volatility due to changes in performance or
perception of the issuers.
As the use of Internet technology has
become more prevalent in the course of
business, the trust has become more
susceptible to potential operational risks
through breaches in cyber security.