Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for CPAs

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence from an Accounting Perspective is designed to introduce concepts of Artificial Intelligence to CPAs, with an emphasis on how AI will affect their professions.

Segment 1: The Five Ingredients Needed to Define AI
To understand AI, the ingredients of human intelligence must be understood. Only then can the success or inadequacies of AI development can be assessed.
Segment 2: A Brief History of AI
To understand AI’s initial beginnings and it’s future, we examine rational thinking, the 1955 Dartmouth seminar that kicked off current AI thinking, and the explosion of progress in the last 10 years.
Segment 3: The Three Types of AI
Narrow, General, and Super AI are the three stages of AI development. What is happening in each stage? Where is the financial gain? What hurdles must be overcome? How soon will this happen?
Segment 4: Current Artificial Tools and Development
Professionals in all areas of business need to be aware of current AI tools and development. New languages, such as Open AI’s GPT-3, Google’s Deep Mind and Beijing’s Academy of Artificial Intelligences Wu Dao 2.0 allow professionals to use these processes without computer programming skills. These AI technology tools accelerate AI’s usage. An overview of key thoughts and applications of these tools will also be presented.
Segment 5: Big Challenges in AI CPAs Must Know
Would you allow your babysitter, no matter how competent, to instruct your child for the next 15 plus years without any other instruction? Then why do we leave the large problems of AI processes to just computer professional and academics? Part 5 reviews key issues that require non-tech professional involvement.
Segment 6: Opportunities in AI For Accounting Professionals
AI continues its expansion in the accounting profession. Part 6 highlights examples used by international accounting firms, academics, and others.
Segment 7: AI Examples Requiring CPA Involvement
First, we review current AI usage, especially new areas in the last six months. For example, the Chinese navy launched a ship with no human involvement. A new language, DALL-E-2, creates pictures out of word commands. CPA’s need to understand the huge numbers of AI influenced areas in order to help clients with creativity and innovation. Focus will be on the areas requiring CPA professionals.
Segment 8: Lifelong Learning
Seminar participants will leave with a map to continue learning and participating in AI development. Article summaries, books, podcasts, and possible college-level courses will be reviewed.

Course Details

InstructorCraig Gordon is the course professor and director of course development for the “Artificial Intelligence for CPAs” curriculum.
Cost$425/No registration fees
Length8 one hour segments
DateWednesday December 14, 2022
CreditsApproved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). All participants that complete this course will receive 8 CPE hours. A minimum of 3 hours must be attended in order to receive credits.
Cancellation PolicyMoney back guaranteed if participant cancels 
48 hours prior to starting the course.
Refund PolicyIf participant is unsatisfied with the course, a refund 
can be requested within 24 hours of course completion. 
Participants issuing refunds will not receive credit hours.

TD Publishing provides artificial intelligence educational programs via a hybrid approach. Courses are offered both online and in person to executives and students who are not technology oriented. At TD Publishing, we believe there is a need for fundamental understanding of artificial intelligence with all professionals in the future.