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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

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.

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.

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 have the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the fourth industrial revolution and to meet its challenges head on. Complete eLearning, watch webinars and read bite-sized summaries on individual technologies and the broader impact of digital technologies on finance.

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IOT pushes storage to the edge

The article discusses how the internet of things (IoT), a broad network of physical devices that include sensors, vehicles, mobile devices and even home appliances that create and share data, affect business enterprises' storage and the way the data is managed. Topics including the data distribution processing, the information lifecycle of IoT, and the suppliers' solutions in IoT in terms of requirements of IoT and storage are discussed.

Shell's multi-decade digital transition

The article focuses on Shell's newly announced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning which will help the company to aid the predictive maintenance of the equipment used to run its downstream and upstream operations. According to chief technology officer Yuri Sebregts, digital transformation for the company started 50 years ago and it has been a constant evolution.

How servitisation can transform companies

The article offers information on the implications of servitisation on business enterprises in the U.S. The topics discussed include the software applications sold by software developers GE Digital, Oracle and Salesforce to made servitisation happen in companies, and the rising capability of 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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