Keep Your Financial Assets Safe with AI and ML

Keep Your Financial Assets Safe with AI and ML

By CFO Tech Outlook | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The development in technology has an extraordinary bearing on the way people have lived and carried out their businesses. It is evident that the industry of banking and financial services has been an early adopter of tech and has also been extensively benefitted by it.

FREMONT, CA: Financial institutions these days find themselves exposed as volumes of transactions snowball with the increasing digitalization in the continually changing environment. It allows fraudsters to quickly adapt to the latest technologies and use them for their advantage. By looking at the pace at which fraudsters are deploying different mechanisms to sweep away the funds from businesses, the traditional methods of fraud prevention will not be able to keep up with the crime any longer.

As the use of digital banking applications become more pervasive, it also gets crucial to guard the transactions against any fraud. Financial institutions now have taken active steps that concern not only the monetary risk but also real-time fraud detection. The business organizations are working to solve the fraud issues in real-time as the density and cost of deception have increasingly multiplied. A unique approach, which facilitates real-time fraud detection, thereby driving fast decision-making and responses to emerging fraud threats, is the need of the hour.

Banks and financial institutions have shifted from age-old techniques to the use of advanced solutions that integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) technologies. ML is well-equipped to handle vast volumes of data from several sources and is capable of detecting irregular patterns, which humans fail to identify.

Some fraud detection methods are growing pattern recognition, with the help of ML’s ability to distinguish various models in consumer behavior. It helps in protecting companies from frauds present inside the system and spots anomalies in individuals responsible for any data revelation. By combining AI and ML, the organization can move beyond algorithm-based fraud detection. Equipment can be installed as self-learning, unsupervised models having AI abilities, which can protect the transactions from fraud and conform to a set pattern, in real-time. It is significant for an enterprise to have a robust fraud detection tool that can accumulate data and discover anomalies across different channels. It can also help companies to seal every gap that might lead to further misuse.

The use of AI and ML in the industry has allowed several organizations to seamlessly work on detecting and mitigating fraud and gaining better business insight into their customer expectations. The amount of information available in the present time has doubled with the advent of mobile technology. Along with it, the increase of open-source software and AI in the banking industry has widened in the changing dynamics of an app-driven world. Technologies are now allowing the business and finance sector collectively to leverage AI and ML and place them carefully according to the business necessities.

There are a few enterprises that have limited their usage of AI and ML application due to the complexities they face. Nevertheless, there is a rising solution that provides integration with every step and simpler steps that are designed to plug in the gaps between the next-gen and archaic technologies. With the help of different levels specially designed to help in leveraging technologies, financial institutions do not have to make a direct leap into the complex forms of ML and AI at the initial stage. The more accessible approach can help in driving payment intelligence across the company by incorporating techniques and operational processes, democratizing the machine learning process.

The widely accepted implementation of technologies like AI and ML still has a few challenges, such as lack of credibility and data quality that it needs to overcome. Companies are often concerned regarding the time, expense, and effort taken to implement such technology even after the applications seem primarily flexible. The world of FinTech will embrace the solutions driven by AI and ML technology, which has been showing great potential in predicting and eliminating frauds as well as narrowing operating cost-effectively. Furthermore, a dynamic push from decision-makers can be considered as a vital part of the equation, which goes beyond the need for new solutions for developing fraud threats.

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