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In this episode, Randy Johnston takes listeners through the history of artificial intelligence (AI) and its relevance to accountants. He shares insights on the development of computer vision, voice recognition, and neural networks over the years. Randy highlights key milestones such as Microsoft's AI-based operating system in 1995 and the emergence of generative AI with OpenAI's ChatGPT models. He explains how these models utilize large language models to produce accurate answers by analyzing vast internet content. Randy emphasizes the importance of accountants researching and using AI while acknowledging the risks associated with privacy and confidentiality. He discusses the concerns and debates surrounding AI regulations and encourages listeners to stay updated on the rapidly evolving landscape of AI.
Randy Johnston is a nationally recognized educator, consultant, and writer with over 40 years experience in Strategic Technology Planning, Systems and Network Integration, Accounting Software Selection, Business Development and Management, Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning, and Process Engineering.
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Accountex. Accountex will return to ExCeL London UK on the 10-11 May 2023. Bringing together 250+ top fintech companies and cutting-edge start-ups, visitors can browse new software and stay up to date with the latest technology, tools and ideas in accountancy and finance. Alongside the exhibition, attendees will take away actionable tips from the CPD-accredited seminar programme, led by 200+ thought leaders shaping the profession.
Accountex is Europe’s largest annual event for the accounting and finance profession. It attracts 8,000+ attendees and 250+ exhibitors. Attendees can get up to 16 CPD hours with 200+ free seminar sessions across 12 theatres.