How do we support ethical adoption of intelligent systems?

Accounting is one of the latest professions to consider the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support decision-making. However, all such technologies come with unanticipated challenges and risks to human wellbeing. ‘Exploring Ethical AI in Accounting’ is a joint venture between Edinburgh researchers, the RCA (London), and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The aim of the project is to develop a design-based instrument to support the ICAEW in sensitising their membership to the ethical issues surrounding adoption of AI within their profession. This will be the first instrument of its kind, specifically tailored to accounting.