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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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Features and articles

Fintech innovation in London and Singapore

As fintech grows in popularity, so does the ambition of countries wanting to grow the sector. Kirstin Gillon, technical manager in the IT Faculty, explains what can be learned from London and Singapore – including the importance of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Financial Conduct Authority.

ICAEW's global network

ICAEW provides support and resources for members overseas. Kirstin Gillon and David Lyford-Smith look at the key work of the IT Faculty abroad, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber, data and fintech.

Webinars and recordings

Getting started with RPA - pilot projects

Alison Spottiswoode and Tim Grassam, from RPA software provider Blue Prism, offer practical insights into how to set up and run pilot robotic process automation projects in your organisation, drawing on the firm's 10 years of experience.

Finance in a digital world

Finance in a Digital World

ICAEW is collaborating with Deloitte to ensure its members and students have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution and to meet its challenges head on. Log-in to access exclusive content, including: eLearning, webinars and bite-sized summaries on individual technologies and the broader impact of digital technologies on finance.

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Explainable AI: learning how AI makes decisions

The article offers information on the decision making by artificial intelligence (AI). Topics discussed include lack of transparency despite advances in deep learning and neural networks improving the precision of AI algorithms; making own rules to determine things and evolve decision making by deep learning.

Adapting to the new business environment

The article focuses on the rise of software robots in the workplace. Topics include the next wave of business enhancements is stated to be using robotic process automation (RPA), also known as software robots, to increase operational efficiency and improve the bottom line, and the benefits of using software robots include fast deployment, consistent performance, and lower operational cost.

How edge data affects storage

Article looks at how remote device data poses challenges for the datacentre and how edge processing, analytics and the cloud can help businesses profit from the internet of things.

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Useful links

AI in the UK: ready, willing and able

House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence report of session 2017-19 whose 'recommendations are designed to support the Government and the UK in realising the potential of AI for our society and our economy, and to protect society from potential threats and risks'.

An executive's guide to AI

An interactive guide form McKinsey & Company giving essential information for executives on Artificial Intelligence, including an AI timeline, information (what is it/when to use it/how it works) on the different types of machine learning and deep learning with business cases for each.

Machine learning and its impact on accounting

A summary of a panel discussion on machine learning, artificial intelligence and its impact on accounting. The article looks at predictions for 2018 and the implications for making tax digital (MTD).

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