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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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Accelerate your evolution

Decisions on investment in technology today will shape how well you can exploit it tomorrow – inside and outside your practice.

Tech Talk

Technology is at the heart of all organisations today. The pace of change is growing ever faster. In the coming years, the finance profession will be profoundly altered by new and evolving technologies.

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The ABCDs of accountancy and technology

Join ICAEW’s Kirstin Gillon and David Lyford-Smith as they walk you through the essentials of the four major technology trends affecting accountants today: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Data.

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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How botnets threaten the IOT ecosytsem

The article highlights the impact of connected technology botnets on the internet of things (IOT) technology. It discusses the role of connected technology in the daily life such as allowing communication with friends and family, keeping up to date with world events, and staying entertained. Topics include exploitation of the connected devices by hackers to harvest sensitive data, send spam and taking control of networks.

Forensic accounting and the use of Artificial Intelligence

Article looks at the significance of AI for forensic accountants - allowing them to access unstructured evidence and the sheer volume of data that manual methods of data management and analysis could not cope with.

Blockchain is vastly overrated; supply chain cyber security is vastly underrated

The article focuses on cyber security issues for supply chains. It refers to collective digital developments as the cyber supply chain to improve efficiency, reduce order quantities and reduce lead times. It highlights major efforts in combatting cyber risks in the supply chain and major recent security breaches.

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Useful links

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.

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 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'.

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