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Automation of the professions? It might happen sooner than you think

RobotProfessional regulation could face a dwindling role as robots take over more and more jobs once reserved for professionals. One analyst warns that the accounting profession, for one is especially susceptible to automation.  Jim Peterson, a former Arthur Anderson lawyer, writes that automation has the potential to decimate the accounting industry by first replacing human auditors, then working its way up to the highest – and licensed – levels of the profession.

Original article: “‘Rise of the Robots’ – It’s Time for Accountants to Be Afraid” by Jim Peterson for Going Concern.