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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: WHAT IS IT, AND WHAT CPAS NEED TO KNOW

Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
Subject Area Information Technology
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

This session focuses on what CPAs need to know about artificial intelligence, starting with identifying what exactly artificial intelligence is, what it isn’t, and its implications for CPAs. Examples will be provided to identify and illustrate places in which AI is already being used to help automate and streamline accounting processes. Additionally, projections and forward-looking ideas will be presented for attendees to consider as AI platforms and tools become more mainstream, including how to leverage this adoption for increased revenue generation.

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify and analyze the components and aspects of artificial intelligence, including different types of intelligence that can be built into software

  • Understand the applications and uses of artificial intelligence at industry levels, as well as uses for CPAs

  • Discuss how current AI offerings currently available for professional use can be implemented to augment and improve business practices

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Sean Stein Smith

Lehman College
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
sean.steinsmith@lehman.cuny.edu
(718) 960-8377

Sean Stein Smith is an assistant professor at Lehman College (CUNY), a member of the AICPA Leadership Academy class of 2017, and was named a 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor in 2017. His work and analysis of accounting, blockchain, and the evolution of the accounting profession has been featured in dozens practitioner and academic publications, and numerous presentations. Additionally, he is the author of numerous books focusing on accounting, technology, and how the profession will change moving forward. He has been interviewed by several media outlets discussing these topics, and can be reached at drseansteinsmith@gmail.com or @seansteinsmith.

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