As part of our Autumn Events Series, the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe in Fighting Financial Crime?’. 

In a financial system swamped with data, the ability of banks and their supervisors to pool, understand and illuminate information and to generate insights to support financial crime-fighting is seen by many as the 'Holy Grail’, with AI the great hope for (near) real-time assessment. AI also has the potential to automate and improve existing manual processes, freeing up resources for more high-impact activities. 

But AI can also overwhelm the defences built by the financial system. The benefits of AI for industry are the very same benefits that will make the technology appeal to criminals. Criminals are consistently one step ahead of bankers and authorities, and AI will surely help keep them there. 

To debate these issues, we are pleased to welcome: 

  • Charmian Simmons  - Financial Crime & Compliance Expert (EMEA), SymphonyAI Sensa-NetReveal 
  • Howard Rawstron - Head of Economic Crime Risk Management Framework Team, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Dr Aleksandra Jordanoska,  Senior Lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London

The discussion will be moderated by Kathryn Westmore, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI. 

How to attend

The event will be held in-person at RUSI’s newly renovated HQ at 61 Whitehall (a recording will be available online afterwards). 

The event will run from 16:30–17:30, with tea and coffee served from 16:00.