2021 has the potential to be a defining year in the fight against global financial crime. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed widespread vulnerabilities as compliance teams seek to manage remote employees spread across the world; regulators and governments are tightening restrictions; and technology is advancing at breakneck speed in a bid to keep pace with the increasingly sophisticated methods being used by financial criminals.
Human beings are wary of machines, especially when entrusting them with the most important aspects of their lives, such as finances. But as machine-learning and artificial-intelligence technologies become more sophisticated, learning from human brains, they are proving that when programmed correctly, they offer a wide range of advantages, especially in banking. The more human beings use them, the more successful they become in achieving what they were created to accomplish.