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Work-in-progress AI ‘rich with possibilities’


Xero Australia country manager Will Buckley is excited about where ChatGPT and similar technology will take the tax profession.

By Philip King 9 minute read

Xero Australia country manager Will Buckley says artificial intelligence is rich with possibilities for the accounting profession and that he couldn’t resist testing ChatGPT – the high-profile bot launched last November by OpenAI.

“I was excited to get into it and just see what's capable of,” Mr Buckley said on this week’s Accountants Daily podcast. “A couple of the questions that I chucked in there I got complete nonsense responses!”

“I started to go down the tangent of trying to figure out if it was capable of delivering tax planning advice. So I asked some questions [for example] how would you navigate through establishing a pretty good estate plan and self-managed super fund for high-net-worth individuals?”


“Obviously, the technology is not all the way there yet!”

Philip King

Philip King


Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

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