"AI can be our friend" - Bill Gates

In the 1950s, visionary and mathematician, Alan Turing, proposed The Turing Test to determine if computers could replicate human intelligence. Dubbed, "the imitation game," the test was intended to measure a machine's ability to think — and in doing so, if it could convince a human that it's a real person.

A machine's success at thinking is an essential concept in the philosophy of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) — and the race to pass the Turing Test has been on ever since.

Thankfully, we don’t need to pass the Turing Test to harness the power of AI. We are already reaping AI's benefits across a range of applications and industries. More specifically, AI is enabling finance teams to recreate the behavior and knowledge of an experienced employee. Some examples of processes that can be enhanced with AI: