Law students at Dutch universities are required to write a thesis in fulfillment of the requirements for their LLM programme. For many students, the question what research to undertake is currently at the top of their minds. In this blog I aim to provide some inspiration for finding a suitable thesis topic in the new field of tax and technology.
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.
Today, data analytics solutions offer benefits to practically every field of expertise imaginable. If deployed wisely, data analytics can play a large role in obtaining insights into large amounts of data. Fortunately, in the field of taxation, data happens to be in abundance, be it structured data stored in ERP systems or unstructured in the form of court decisions and contracts. This blog aims to set some expectations for students of Tax & Technology with regards to the use of data analytics within their upcoming profession.