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How ambient AI will change the lives of corporate tax professionals

· 5 minute read

· 5 minute read

As we look to the future, the path of ambient AI goes beyond the workplace, affecting our daily interactions and experiences. AI-enabled self-driving transportation, real-world trials, and deployments are coming soon, shaping logistics, delivery vehicles, and Uber-like services. AI will become a vital part of our lives, subtly influencing how we operate without being obvious.

Ambient AI is not a futuristic idea but a current reality

Ambient AI has been quietly developing behind the scenes for years, becoming an invisible technology for the general public. As AI smoothly integrates into everyday applications, it changes from a separate entity to a hidden component powering various technologies. For corporate tax professionals, the emergence of ambient AI promises a future where ordinary tasks become extraordinary, and the unnoticed becomes an essential part of their work experience. In the constantly changing environment of technology, the integration of AI is taking a new course—one that accepts the ordinary to enhance our daily lives. The concept of making AI dull, focusing on its role in day-to-day tasks rather than big challenges is gaining ground. The idea is to have AI quietly work behind the scenes, handling routine activities without attracting attention. This uninteresting term, “boring AI,” is renamed as “ambient AI,” a more refined label that captures the spirit of AI working calmly in the background, delivering insights, and managing systems without needing constant user engagement. The goal is to make AI a discreet companion, enhancing experiences without requiring user attention.

AI assistants for corporate tax professionals

David Wong, Chief Product Officer at Thomson Reuters explains the changing role of AI in the workplace. Wong forecasts that in the next year, AI assistants will become more deeply integrated into the daily work of corporate tax professionals. The result? Tasks that once took hours will be done in seconds. Moreover, workers may not even know they are using AI; it will become natural, seamlessly supplementing their work. Wong stresses that AI assistants will supplement rather than replace their work. These AI assistants will be dependable, trusted, and always available, enhancing the effectiveness of tax processes.

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Special report

For more insights on corporate tax department trends and challenges, read the Thomson Reuters 2023 State of the Corporate Tax Department report.

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