"What's the one new thing you learned this week?"

Student: Rachel Duska
Degree: MS Accounting
Course: Information Systems Control and Assurance

Disruptive technology is something that we talk about more and more in accounting. Change is coming — accountants will have to embrace the idea of working with and alongside technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain in order to prosper. We recently learned about the critical role that data plays when training AI to review documents, analyze data, or count inventory. You see how time-intensive tasks will be automated — that means we accountants have to master more strategic roles that require significant judgement. Truth is, we’re adapting all of the time. I try to ask myself how I will evolve with new technologies. I’m sure that many of us did not expect to work from home for months, but we had no other choice but to embrace the change and adapt.