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Artificial intelligence

Discover more about the impact of artificial intelligence and the opportunities it presents for the accountancy profession.

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Byte size: tech news roundup

A roundup of the latest news surrounding technology. This edition includes cyber safety requires co-ordinated effort, keeping phone for longer could reduce carbon missions, ransomware costs UK companies £364m a year, AI to hit financial services hardest.

How do you tax a robot?

The Tax Faculty's technical lead, Anita Monteith, looks at the tax challenges brought by the increasing use of artificial intelligence and robotic process automation.

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Forces of Change

ICAEW firms advise over 1.5m businesses in the UK. We are their most trusted adviser but regulatory changes, technological advances and economic pressures are changing the landscape in which we operate. These aren’t challenges, they’re opportunities, but only if we adapt and innovate, only if we’ve got the vision to identify them and the vision to exploit them.

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Artificial intelligence that doubts itself

The article discusses research on the role of uncertainty in artificial intelligence (AI) in relation to deep learning. Topics include the role of self-doubt in human intelligence, the development of the programming language Pyro by the ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc., and the roles of neural-networks and probabilistic reasoning in AI research.

Robots will get a lot more human as artificial intelligence develops

The article discusses the development of robotic process automation (RPA) in the industry. Impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) to the business and public sector organisations, is highlighted. An overview won the digital information as well as interaction between human and robots, is also emphasized.

Brace yourself for AI & blockchain: There's less threat and more opportunity in emerging technologies than many think

The article discusses the opportunities provided by artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies to the accounting profession. Topics discussed include the threat to the profession where software performs business functions and data validation operations, their helping accountants to boost business revenue and details regarding AI as an emerging technology.

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