AI, Machine Learning, and Your BSA/AML Program

In this webinar, Founder and CEO of Giant Oak, Gary M. Shiffman, PhD, will explain the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in your BSA/AML program. With the support of Abrigo expert Brian Rodriguez, Gary will dive into the benefits of AI and ML, offer relevant use cases, and debunk common misconceptions about AI and ML within the BSA/AML world. Attendees will walk away with a greater understanding of who needs AI and ML, how it works, and things to look out for as these capabilities are integrated into their respective financial institutions.

Join this session to learn:

  • AI terminology, buzzwords, and their meaning
  • How machine learning effects the industry and your institution
  • Common misconceptions to avoid
  • Behind the scenes explanation of how AI reduces false positives

This session is eligible for 1 hour CAMS, CFCS and 1.25 hours CRCM

Meet Your Presenter

Gary Shiffman, PhD

Gary M. Shiffman, Ph.D. brings passion, creativity, and scientific rigor to the mission of making the world a safer place. As a behavioral scientist, Dr. Shiffman focuses on the mathematical modeling of human behavior to understand illicit violence and coercive behaviors. In 2012, Dr. Shiffman founded Giant Oak (, a software company that brings government-funded research and development to U.S. national security professionals and compliance professionals in the financial services industry. He seeks to democratize advanced analytics so that organizations, regardless of size, can benefit from best practices in countering illicit activities. Dr. Shiffman teaches at Georgetown University and his second book, The Economics of Violence: How Behavioral Science Can Transform our View of Crime, Insurgency, and Terrorism is forthcoming in March 2020 from Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Shiffman’s past professional experiences have qualified him as an expert on the intersection of big data, business, national security, and social science. Prior to his work at Giant Oak, Dr. Shiffman served as Managing Director of the Chertoff Group, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Risk Management Solutions at L-3, and Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Additionally, Dr. Shiffman has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Senate Leadership, advised international law firms on anti-terrorism and homeland defense issues, and served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Shiffman proudly served his country and is a decorated U.S. Navy Gulf War veteran. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

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