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Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Financial Compliance? - Corporate Compliance Insights

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In simple terms, artificial intelligence enables computer systems to perform tasks that require human intelligence; intelligence is the key word. Today, ML is used in many narrow compliance applications, including risk detection models and other event classification use cases. Most artificially intelligent systems use a combination of machine learning applications and techniques along with rule-based systems (to be fully interactive). And this is a good thing, because while smart machines and complex algorithms can process a lot of data to automate and perform some human tasks faster, there are limitations.


The future capabilities of Facebook and IBM chatbots

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Chatbots of the future will have advanced capabilities in five key areas: natural language processing (NLP), natural language understanding, contextual awareness, anticipate customer needs, and sentiment analysis. Natural Language Processing is the process a machine goes through when translating, summarizing, contextualizing, and analyzing text – or the same process that Google Translate uses to translate text. With natural language understanding, developers can analyze semantic features of text input such as categories, concepts, emotion, entities, keywords, metadata, relations, semantic roles, and sentiment. Facebook recently launched its own Facebook messenger chatbot called Assistant M, as well as a open source developer toolkit for bots.


Mastercard Enhances Artificial Intelligence Capability with the Acquisition of Brighterion, Inc.

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This acquisition will further expand its suite of capabilities that deliver an enhanced customer experience and security. This advanced technology delivers greater insights from every transaction to assist in making even more accurate fraud decisions. Brighterion's unique Smart Agent technology will be added to Mastercard's advanced suite of security products already using artificial intelligence. For additional information on other factors related to Mastercard's overall business that could cause Mastercard's actual results to differ materially from expected results, please see the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and any subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.


Capturing Low-Probability, High-Impact Events 'Black Swans' in Economic and Financial Models

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Probability of Default is the major component when determining (i) Capital Requirements under Basel II (Now Basel III) (ii) Expected Loss (iii) Risk Weighted Asset. In particular, four references were mostly used, namely: (i) the capacity of the manager in charge of the project or company, (ii) the fact that the manager had an important financial involvement in the company as a financial guarantee, (iii) the project and the industry in itself, and (iv) the fact that firm possessed assets or collateral to back-up in case of a bad situation. Sun & Li (2011) tested the feasibility and effectiveness of dynamic modelling for financial distress prediction (FDP) based on the Fisher discriminant analysis model. Jamilu (2015) introduced new methods entitled "Jameel's Advanced Stressed Methods uses Jameel's Criterion" to Stress Economic and Financial Stochastic Models, initially using Logit and Probit Models.


NVIDIA Supercharges Rendering Performance with AI

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Running OptiX 5.0 on the NVIDIA DGX Station -- the company's recently introduced deskside AI workstation -- will give designers, artists and other content-creation professionals the rendering capability of 150 standard CPU-based servers. To achieve equivalent rendering performance of a DGX Station, content creators would need access to a render farm with more than 150 servers that require some 200 kilowatts of power, compared with 1.5 kilowatts for a DGX Station. Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the impact, benefits, performance and availability of NVIDIA OptiX 5.0 SDK and the NVIDIA DGX Station; AI transforming industries and having the potential to turbocharge the creative process are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market acceptance of our products or our partners' products; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended April 30, 2017.


Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumers Consumer Protection

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Powered by IBM Watson, DoNotPay has about 1,000 bots capable of tackling a variety of legal and service issues, ranging from fighting one's landlord to appealing against unreasonable warranties, to getting a refund when a company doesn't fulfill its promise. For example, typing in "medical bill" or "bank overcharges" triggered the extra help field, which lets users email the app's support staff with their problem. For example, typing in the words "parking dispute" from a San Francisco location triggered options to dispute a parking ticket in Los Angeles, San Francisco and two other California cities. In response to a "landlord dispute" search, DoNotPay served up options for fixing unrepaired property and retrieving an unreturned security deposit in California, along with parking dispute options for California.


RegTech: U.S. Regulator's View on Artificial Intelligence in Risk Assessment

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Bauguess provided some interesting background on the utility and use of big data and machine learning at the SEC to identify potential misconduct by market participants and investment managers, and the emerging use of artificial intelligence. In the first stage, the SEC uses "unsupervised" learning algorithms to identify unique behaviors. Of particular note is need for ongoing human assessment of potential enforcement actions due to the inherent limitations of current technology. However, Bauguess does think it reasonable that AI could develop to: aggregate data, assess whether securities laws have been violated, and generate detailed reports on market risk and potential enforcement actions.


A more financially inclusive world with big data and disruptive technology - Deloitte in Scotland

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Two of the most exciting areas of the Firm's work involve creating its own products and services in-house and working with start-up companies to co-develop technology. Another internal project involves creating a regulatory analytics platform, which can automatically look at huge swathes of regulation and automatically consider whether the operations and controls within the business meet the obligation mandated within the finer points of financial regulation. "The ID Co helps customers by creating a digital identity based on their banking persona, that can then be used to confirm identity when changing banks accounts, or applying for other services where proof of ID is required. Kent leads Deloitte's Risk Analytics practice in Scotland and has worked with a number of local, national and international clients to develop tech and data solutions to manage financial crime, regulatory compliance ('RegTech'), credit risk, and collections & recoveries.


Banking's One-to-One Future is Finally Possible

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Almost a quarter century ago, a book was written about how organizations would focus on share of customer as opposed to share of market, building a personalized collaboration driven by big data. Instead of watching as non-banking organizations or fintech start-ups set expectations, the banking industry can now offer individualized engagement, integrating advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and even blockchains to build a cognitive bank. The banking industry continues to be challenged be a low interest rate environment, intense competition from new market entrants, and heightened consumer experience expectations set by highly digital non-bank organizations. It is also proposed that cognitive systems can continually build knowledge and learning, providing the insight needed to increase efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization.


Sports Betting: The Next Big Thing for Artificial Intelligence

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Quantitative analytical procedures are some of the most successful in the financial world, with an increasing number of money managers turning the grunt work of data processing over to computer algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). He and his team have been developing predictive analytics programs for sports betting procedures, using machine learning and AI to process vast data fields. The fund has seen some success with its machine learning models, and Stratagem now has an internal syndicate which allows it to bet its own money and bring in a return. Koukorinis and others with Stratagem believe so, seeing a strong connection between the world of sports betting and the hard data analysis that quant is specially designed for.