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Friday, April 23, 2021 Live Webcast

AI and Ethics - Opportunities and Challenges for CPAs (X2-17069)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

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1.0 CPE Credits in BE


Artificial intelligence is in the midst of transforming virtually every industry and economic sector. The accounting industry is no exception.


All levels of practitioners


After attending this presentation you will be able to...

  • Recognize what artificial intelligence actually is, what it isn't, and the core components of this technology. 
  • Identify how ethics fit in the development of AI, and why understanding the potential of biases matters for both CPAs and client organizations.
  • Identify what potential ethical biases can be controlled from the onset, and what potential ethical issues need to be continuously safeguarded and controlled against.


The major topics that will be covered in this course include:

First half:

  • Breaking down just what AI is
  • How AI is different from existing technology options
  • Where AI fits in the current technology conversation 

Second half:

  • Link together how ethical considerations, potential biases, and what kinds of controls should be integrated into the development of any AI program. 
Not meant to be an overly technical presentation, this session instead focuses on common sense applications and takeaways for practitioners at all levels.








Sean Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith, CPA, CFE, CGMA, CMA

Assistant Professor

Lehman College

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, CMA, CGMA, CFE Dr. Sean Stein Smith is an expert and sought-after speaker, focusing on the intersection of financial services, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies. He is a regular contributor to IBM’s Blockchain Unleashed website, analyzing applications for blockchain technology on business at large, as well as being a regular expert guest on China Global TV Network discussing blockchain and related applications. He is licensed as a CPA in New Jersey. Sean is a member of the Advisory Board for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, which coordinates with the AICPA in developing standards and reporting frameworks in this emerging area. Sean continuously works with, and consults for, the AICPA and several professional training organizations in the creation and delivery of blockchain and cryptocurrency related content. Additionally, his analysis and thought leadership in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area has been featured in dozens of articles, including a 2018 feature article in the CPA Journal. Sean has given dozens of presentations of blockchain technology, both domestically and internationally. He is currently under contract to publish two books focusing on blockchain applications for financial services and other industry sectors.


$39.00 - Member

$49.00 - Nonmember

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