Korea Herald

South Korea’s top financial regulator said Tuesday it will use artificial intelligence technology to automate some of the nation’s probe systems against money laundering.

Kim Yong-beom, vice chairman of the Financial Services Commission, said it will start building the anti-money laundering compliance system using AI next year.

“We will build an information analysis system using AI, starting in 2018,” Kim told a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering in Seoul.

“That would help us process the increasing number of financial transaction reports in a more sophisticated and systematic manner,” Kim said.

“With the new system, we will be able to respond more effectively to new types of money laundering schemes,” Kim said.

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