In the first session of this panel discussion, we will investigate how technology trends and how ethical approaches need to adapt. The second session will outline how accountants are using technology to increase their value and the skills that support these changing roles.
Technologies such as artificial intelligence present many exciting opportunities but are also generating increasing concerns. They are raising many new ethical questions about privacy, bias, and lack of transparency, for example. There are also wide-spread concerns about the future of jobs, and how technologies such as AI could make many people redundant. As accountants look increasingly to exploit AI and other advanced technologies, how can we manage these concerns and maximise the benefits? Is the current accounting approach to ethics still fit for purpose? How do we think about accountability for decisions, and the nature of professional judgement, when machines are making the decisions? And how will AI change the jobs of accountants in practice? This seminar and panel discussion will outline some of the key emerging ethical issues, consider the changing roles and skills of accountants, as well as reflect on some of the longer-term challenges for the profession.
KIRSTIN GILLON, TECHNICAL MANAGER, IT FACULTYKirstin Gillon leads ICAEW’s thought leadership programme on technology and the profession. In this role, she analyses how technology trends such as big data, AI and cyber security are influencing businesses and the accountancy profession. She publishes widely on these themes, liaises with the business, academic and policy communities and is a regular speaker at conferences, including the 2018 World Congress of Accountants. Recent publications include Artificial intelligence and the future of accountancy, Big data in Chinese businesses and Fintech innovation: perspectives from Singapore and London. She joined ICAEW from PwC’s IT consultancy practice and previously worked at IBM as a project manager and business analyst.
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