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It’s not a bot — the truth about Botkeeper, the Google-funded, AI-powered “bookkeeper replacement”

It’s not a bot — the truth about Botkeeper, the Google-funded, AI-powered “bookkeeper replacement”

Botkeeper represents itself as an AI-powered automated bookkeeping and accounting solution, but in reality it’s offshore labor in the Philippines doing most of the work.

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

The Future of Jobs is Emotional

Lots of interesting stories this past week, including a piece in the New York Times about how automation is threatening the $150 billion Indian IT industry. Productivity gains are making it cost effective to “onshore” jobs that were being rapidly offshored not that long ago.

Is Bench Bookkeeping Right for My Business?

Is Bench Bookkeeping Right for My Business?

Started in 2012, Bench Inc. has grown quickly to become one of the world’s hottest accounting services startups. In January 2015, Bench closed a $7 million Series A round, bringing total funding to $10 million. With 126 employees, Bench appears poised to scale into what would be a first for the industry: a national bookkeeping services firm.