Technological innovations, such as artificial intelligence, are rapidly changing the economic and business landscape in which chartered accountants are working. AI is transforming the underpinning knowledge structure of the global economy with its ability to utilise unstructured data, surface and exploit new insights, and subsequently boost economic growth. This has precipitated a global race to adoption of AI in accountancy to augment or even replace human knowledge and experience.
At the same time, a range of social challenges – declining trust in institutions, disenfranchisement of young people, rise of populism, geopolitical tensions – further question the purpose and role of professions. Ironically, in current debates greater value is placed on the argument for efficiency gains and performance improvements, rather than on the social purpose and ethical considerations of professional practice.
Join a discussion with students, practitioners and academics who will address the following questions:
University of Sussex Business School
Jubilee Building (G30)
Farmer, Brighton BN1 9SL
Date: 28 March 2019
(Refreshments will be provided)