Artificial intelligence to help in fight against money laundering

HSBC Bank, one of the largest in the world, has engaged an American artificial intelligence startup, Ayasdi, to develop technology to automate banking investigations into money laundering. Once developed, the new technology will enable the bank to more effectively investigate potential money laundering cases, something that now involves thousands of people. It is expected that the number of cases investigated will be reduced by 20%, even if the number of identified suspicious cases remains the same.