From explanations to applications, the Understanding AI Column provides practical insight into AI for AML professionals interested in technology...but tired of hype.

Our regular contributor is Steve Cohen, COO and co-founder of Basis Technology. If you would like to contribute to this column or have any topics you would like to suggest, please email editor@acams.org.

The anti-money laundering (AML) community is drowning in false positives. A 2018 review by Microsoft found most transaction monitoring systems have a 95%-99% false positive rate.1 Machine learning and artificial intelligence have been widely viewed as the solution to reducing the number of false...

The application of big data and machine learning in anti-money laundering (AML) transaction monitoring (TM) programs is undeniably vast. Over the past five years, financial institutions (FIs) have assessed how they could implement and benefit from machine learning capabilities. Some FIs have already leveraged...