Why legal professionals do not trust in numbers

According to the Gartner Hype Cycles of the past years, artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest emerging technologies of the moment. All over the world, governments are making multi-billion dollar investments to stimulate utilization, development and education in the field. However, within the legal profession, AI developments do not really seem to get through at the same pace. To fully understand why this is the case, it is important to understand the history and the basic concepts of this technology.

Fancy a game of chess?

But first, what do we actually mean by the term ‘data analytics? Artificial intelligence (A.I.)? Excel on steroids? Data visualization through dashboards? Simply put, data analytics is the scientific process of discovering and communicating (meaningful) patterns which can be found in data. The process often covers (a combination of) retrieving, inspecting, cleansing, transforming, modeling and visualization of data...

In the field of tax technology, opportunities are now infinite

Posed by parents to adult children worldwide, this frustrating question might be the most difficult for any young-adult to answer. Yet this is the question I, myself, pose to students when they call for advice on the Tax and Technology curriculum. Why do I reiterate this inevitable question? Partly because I am truly interested in knowing more about the student, but also because I realize that the impact of technology on tax has created ever-expanding job opportunities.‍..

The field of tax technology defined in a cube

Technology plays an increasingly important role in practice of fiscal law. We are not only referring to the question of how all kinds of technological developments are taxed, but also in the use of technology in the field of compliance and the digitization of tax law. There are a number of developments that make this possible, namely the reduction in data storage costs (Kryder's Law), the availability of ever-faster processors (Moore's Law) and breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence (fourth spring)...