HitchBOT, the digital hitchhiking robot, met a sad end last week. While he was more experiment than trend, he serves as a representation of people's hesitance to trust robots to have our best interests in mind, according to InvestmentNews.com.

The writer for this advice is Bruce Mine who wrote that this ambivalence toward robots extends to the wealth management community, where advisers and firms question whether robo-advisers help their businesses or cannibalize and commoditize their franchises. I'd like to challenge this assertion and submit that robo-advisers can be an invaluable addition to the arsenal we equip our advisers with to deliver exceptional service and value to clients.