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Alternative mortality table construction methods

Construction of mortality tables has been a skill practiced by actuaries since the beginning of the profession. Major innovations in how these tables are built, however, have been uncommon. In this episode, Sylvain Goulet, FCIA, joins our host Ping-Teng Lin, FICA, to discuss a new research paper that uses a generalized additive model and a neural network model to rework the data that underlies the CIA 2014 life mortality table.

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