In this first episode of FCC-7, we listen to a conversation between Pascal Aerens and Chrisol Correia
. Both of them have been working in Financial Crime Compliance technology for 20 years. In this conversation, they reflect on the recent rise in interest for KYT (“Know Your Transaction”), a detection technique where technology is used to detect suspicious transactions, with no other data source than the content of the transactions themselves. They discuss how A.I., and more specifically Natural Language Processing (NLP) are making it possible to extract information from transactions in real-time (which is so important as the world migrates to instant payments), and how programs can actually find persons and entities details in financial transactions that remain -even today- very badly structured.