Is utilizing artificial intelligence similar to having a crystal ball?

In a word, no. Machine learning uses historical data to predict which companies will outperform in the future. These extrapolations can produce accurate projections, but they are educated estimates and do not guarantee outcomes. 

One of the most valuable capabilities of machine learning is its capacity to process large volumes of data and uncover hidden connections between firms and other potential assets in your portfolio. This is accomplished by putting your unique data inputs and expertise to use.