Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs

“More than 2 million people were employed as accountants, bookkeepers, and auditors in 2015. Until now, these types of information-oriented professions have resisted automation because they require managing unstructured data emanating from the real world, making judgments, and dealing with actual people. What’s different now, however, is that artificial intelligence’s perceptive capabilities have improved. Machines can now handle images, sounds, and text in a way that enables them to ingest and analyze data at high volume, without making costly mistakes. Between accounting professionals and truck drivers alone, about 4.5 million human jobs could be ceded to robots over the next few years.”

Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/robots-will-soon-taxes-bye-bye-accounting-jobs/
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