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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

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.

RPA in finance an ICAEW guide

This guide aims to help finance professionals considering implementing robotic process automation (RPA). It is based on meetings with ICAEW members with first-hand RPA experience supplemented with wider research.

The essential guide to fintech

Fintech is changing the way businesses and individuals use financial services. This Tech Essentials guide - the first joint guide from the IT Faculty and the Financial Services Faculty - will demystify what fintech could mean for individuals, businesses and advisers.

Webinars and recordings

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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AI, the IOT, content and opportunity

Article looks at the convergence of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and content and the complex ethical questions that this raises, The opportunities arising are also looked into with the potential for gains in efficiency, engagement and productivity.

Exploring the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in substantive audit procedures

This article uses a case study of an accounting firm’s employee benefit plan audits to demonstrate how RPA has the potential to improve audit quality.

Successful AI adoption

Article looks at how organisations can successfully adopt artificial intelligence by understanding organisational cultural barriers and lowering them. Leaders also need to think about AI more broadly.

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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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