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Episode 12: How is artificial intelligence building technology you can count on?

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

The Ask AI interview with Eli Fathi, CEO, MindBridge AI

Special thanks to Microsoft Canada and Cinchy for sponsoring the third series of the Ask AI podcast and supporting greater awareness of artificial intelligence in Canada. All of our episodes and 100s of AI profiles are also available from our chatbot, generously sponsored by Toronto’s Ada Support.

Who says that accountants are boring? Well, basically everyone. But if you live in Canada, you've probably seen those TV ads that are trying their very best to convince us all otherwise. Here's an example.

To be fair, in an increasingly complex world, having skills with money, data, fraud, and regulation is probably a good way to set yourself up with a job for life, and that probably sounds pretty exciting to many people. And now, thanks to applied AI technology, there's more good news on the horizon.

Probably one of the most tedious aspects of accountancy is the much maligned audit. Trolling though mountains of ledgers and books to spot mistakes, both deliberate and accidental, while business folks look on in dread is a tough sell for anyone.

So it was inevitable that someone would come along an apply machine learning to this repetitive, data-intensive process, and in Canada, that person is Eli Fathi, the CEO of Ottawa's MindBridge AI.

A lifelong serial entrepreneur with an admirable track record that includes 7 startups, 3 exits, and hundreds of inspired employees, Eli is a true gem of the Canadian tech sector.

"This is an industry that has not changed for the last hundred years and we are really transforming these professions called accountants and auditors with artificial intelligence. " - Eli Fathi, CEO Mindbridge AI

Tune in to this episode to learn how Eli and this Ottawa company are together leading Canada's charge into the multi-billion dollar Global accountancy and auditing tech sector.

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Sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy Chatbot partner: Ada Support Executive Producer: Chris McLellan Host: Jaxson Khan Assistant Producers: Oleena Mak and Kristin Riddell Original music: Mike LeTourneau

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