The message that the automation and computerization of auditing services is not always a good thing seems to be increasingly prevalent in today’s media. In the Nov. ’13 issue of Atlantic Monthly, Nicholas Carr writes on the dangers of automation:
We learn by doing. When we stop doing, we start forgetting… an expert can spot patterns, evaluate signals, and react to changing circumstances with speed and precision that can seem uncanny. What looks like instinct is hard-won skill, skill that requires exactly the kind of struggle that modern software seeks to alleviate.
At AMTR, we understand the upside of technology and automation, but have always kept our primary focus on human experts for these very reasons. This philosophy provides the basis for our ‘Smart’ audit approach. Regardless of the type of auditing, consulting, or support we provide, you can be confident our services are powered by the power of human knowledge first and foremost.