Ron Baker - Computers as Accountants: The Impact of AI on the Profession
Joe Woodard and Ron Baker discuss the ground breaking book The Future of the Professions by Richard and Daniel Susskind. In this groundbreaking book, the authors cover the way AI is impacting all professions and the authors also make projections about changes AI will force upon the professions. The changes center around the way AI will disseminate and interpret knowledge through “cognitive assistants,” replacing the knowledge curation role that is currently the foundation of all professionals. After discussing the coming changes, Ron and Joe discuss ways accountants can monitor the changes and respond proactively to protect the vital role they play with their clients.