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Virtual CPD Update – Western Society:
Artificial intelligence and the future of the accountancy profession

Overview of Artificial intelligence, Networks, AI (Artificial Intelligence) use in Tax and Revenue and the future of the accountancy profession

Chaired by Aisling Callanan



Time: Tile: Speaker:
3.15pm Practical Applications of AI David Bermingham
4.00pm The Impact of AI on Work, Employment & Careers Dr Patrick Buckley
4.30pm The Implications of AI for the Profession Prof Elaine Doyle
5.00pm Q&A


David Bermingham, Director, AI Applications at IBM

Dr. Patrick Buckley, Kemmy Business School

Dr. Patrick Buckley is a lecturer in Information Management with the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. His research is in collective intelligence and decision making. In this domain, he has presented at numerous international conferences and has been published in journals such as “The Journal of Risk Research,” “Risk Management and Insurance Review,” “International Journal of Business Research and Management,” “Business Horizons” and “Information Systems Frontiers.”  He is also interested in the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Big Data on society, with a particular focus on how these technologies impact upon society and the professions. His work in this area has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Tax Administration and practitioner journals such as Accountancy Ireland.

Prof. Elaine Doyle, University of Limerick

Prof. Elaine Doyle is a professor of taxation at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor, working in PwC Dublin and EY Limerick before moving into academia. She has been awarded numerous accolades nationally and internationally for excellence in higher level teaching and learning and has undertaken several leadership roles in academia both locally and nationally. Her research interests include, inter alia, professional ethics and risk management in tax practice, tax compliance, ethical reasoning, and ethics education. She has published prolifically in these areas and has secured national and international funding to support her research activities. Prof. Doyle is currently on a research sabbatical with the Universidad de Chile in Santiago.