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Automating accounting

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that excels at using data to find patterns and make predictions. George W. Russell takes a look at how this rapidly evolving technology is shaking up business – including the accounting sector – and how it will dramatically change roles within firms. By George W. Russell Any car owner… Read More Automating accounting

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Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

Data gathering and accounting’s role in it continues to change. A thought leader explores the opportunities. By Aubrey Joachim, FCMA, CGMA Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotisation will affect many elements of the human endeavour. That includes the way humans interact, how work is done, and what work need not be done by humans. These advancements… Read More Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

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The future of the professions

By Claire Scobie What impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on professions such as accounting? For centuries doctors, accountants, lawyers,  teachers and architects have solved problems too complex for most of us. But today, the future of these professions are seriously in question as artificial intelligence, non-thinking machines and automated systems are poised to do… Read More The future of the professions

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The shape of things to come

By Cian Molloy What lies in store for the accountancy profession? Cian Molloy investigates how the profession might fare in the years ahead. Since the arrival of the first accountancy software packages more than three decades ago, there have been regular predictions that IT would lead, if not to the death of the accountancy profession,… Read More The shape of things to come

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Leading innovation

By Michelle Perry Information technology investments are now falling under the remit of chief financial officers. Michelle Perry looks at their essential considerations in plotting an IT strategy for companies. For the past two decades the paths of finance and technology have been gradually converging, but the pace of this change over the past five… Read More Leading innovation

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2017: a year of abundance

By Dwayne Bragonier Thanks to the power of cloud computing, 2017 promises to bring huge breakthroughs in data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Welcome to 2017, a time when things that were once impossible to imagine are becoming a reality, thanks to the power of cloud computing to eliminate physical barriers and increase access… Read More 2017: a year of abundance