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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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The essential guide to robotic process automation

Robotic process automation (RPA) can save organisations' time, with tasks performed with higher speed and accuracy, as well as removing the risk of human error. However, it is not suitable for all processes and, in some cases, could act as a sticking plaster for a system that needs to be re-engineered.

The essential guide to audit tech

There has never been a more exciting time to explore the transformative potential of technology in relation to audit. Tech advances are helping to improve the performance of audit, making it more insightful and informing better conversations in audit teams and with clients.

Risks and assurance of emerging technologies

Cognitive and automation technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have drawn a great deal of interest, but also concern about the potential for bias and misuse. ICAEW’s Tech Faculty examines the risks associated with the adoption of emerging technology and how these risks can be tackled through internal controls and assurance.

AI in Corporate Advisory

The Corporate Finance Faculty and Drooms have published the world’s first research about the role of artificial intelligence in deals.

Webinars and recordings

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Getting more from you marketing AI

Article discusses how you can get more from your use of Artificial Intelligence in marketing where AI's abilities may not be being leveraged effectively.

UK taskforce calls for GDPR protections on automated decision-making to be cut

Article discusses the UK’s Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform recommendation that safeguards against automated decision-making contained in the General Data Protection Regulation are scrapped as it hampers 'much needed progress'.

How GCHQ proposes to implement and use ethical AI

Article discusses GCHQ's investment in automated threat detection and response systems to meet rising threats against the UK. This uilises ethical AI that is unimpeded by historical bias ensures that the AI’s outcomes are fair and rational.

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Useful links

Deloitte Robotics Annual Survey

Each year Deloitte publishes its Global Robotics Survey where it asks businesses around the world about their awareness and implementation of RPA.

AI and corporate reporting: how does it measure up?

Report from the FRC's Financial Reporting Lab which covers background on Artificial Intelligence (AI), what it is and how it has developed and some of the potential use cases that AI has for corporate reporting. Some actions for all those involved in corporate reporting are given as recommendations.

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