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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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Evolution of mid-tier accountancy firms

ICAEW's latest research into mid-tier practices reveals reaction to the increase in private equity funding to the sector, as well as expectations for profit growth and shifts in services lines over the next three years.

ICAEW Evolution of mid-tier accountancy firms 2024

ICAEW's latest research reveals the polarised reactions to private equity funding within the sector, as well as expectations for profit growth and shifts in services lines over the next three years.

ICAEW Manifesto 2024

ICAEW's manifesto draws on the insights and expertise of our members in making a call to action for the next government. It sets out our vision for a resilient future UK economy that is: productive, highly skilled, sustainable, innovative, resilient, trustworthy and leading on trade.

ICAEW Manifesto 2024

ICAEW's manifesto draws on the insights and expertise of our members in making a call to action for the next government. It sets out our vision for a resilient future UK economy that is: productive, highly skilled, sustainable, innovative, resilient, trustworthy and leading on trade.

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Finance in a digital world

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AI and inventorship: comparing patenting in the US and UK

Courts in both the US and the UK have ruled that 'inventions' made by AI without human involvement are not protectable by patents, and that AI tools cannot be named as inventors on patent applications.

Gen AI: a Pandora's box of questions

An examination of the intellectual property issues surrounding Generative AI, and how they might be addressed.

After cloud providers, UK antitrust regulator takes aim at AI

Sarah Cardell, CEO of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has expressed concern that existing tech giants are exerting undue control over the emerging market for AI-based technologies and services, making life harder for new entrants.

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Generative AI and the future of the legal profession

A LexisNexis July 2023 report into the views of UK legal professionals on using artificial intelligence (AI) tools within their firms. The report's findings included that clients want their law firms to adopt AI tools sooner than the latter think. Requires free registration to access.

Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI

Policy paper from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Office for Artificial Intelligence on the UK's emerging approach to AI regulation.

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