Artificial intelligence peers into emails to detect graft

TOKYO   Businesses are increasingly deploying artificial intelligence to improve their products and services. Ubic, a Japanese data analysis company, is offering an AI-based service for a rather different purpose: weeding out corruption.      Ubic’s system combs through emails in both English and Chinese, looking for indications of bribery. The company is betting this will appeal to clients in Japan and abroad, since it will reduce the risk of, say, rogue employees breaking the law by paying off civil servants. Ubic aims to install the digital watchdog at 50 or more companies within three years.    A Chinese email seeking increased rebates, left, and its translation into Japanese Close A Chinese email seeking increased rebates, left, and its translation into Japanese      The AI technology is called Kibit –…


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