Artificial Intelligence and Payments Data are introducing a new cost center

By CIOReview | Friday, June 21, 2019

FREMONT, CA: With innovations popping in this technologically-advanced era, the future of technology and business looks bright. For instance, faster payments are emerging into the markets, therefore the explosion of readily available data, the ever-changing regulatory landscape, and staying ahead of financial risks and compliance risks has become complex yet a must.

As a result, compliance operations and monitoring staff of financial institutions often find it challenging to fight such issues. Hence, financial institutions must manage compliance budgets accordingly without neglecting the primary controls and quality control. The big entities have made the move to automating time-intensive and rote tasks like data gathering through alerts by adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning to free up data experts for the more informed and precise decision-making process.

With the growing competition in the market, financial institutions are striving hard to stay ahead in the market and for this they are leveraging AI to ML to increase insight, decrease false positives and decrease compliance spend. However, it might be tough for smaller financial institutions to prioritize decisions as technology spending can be challenging. It is always tempting for organizations to dive into the transformational world of emerging technologies, but while determining their approach to adopting these technologies to fight financial crime and stay compliant, all financial institutions must create a forward-looking strategy and built an efficient road map.

Institutions are implementing AI or ML capabilities to improve their anti-money-laundering controls. For instance, financial institutions must be prepared to explain the details of the model they are adopting, how it works and the decisions that the approach makes to avoid breaches. Organizations must also address the process aligned to leaving a detailed audit trail for the regulators and documenting the process of how ML is tested and at every step of the decision-making process.