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CategoryActuarial practice

Behold the API (application programming interface)

A man and a woman reviewing a code in a computer

Most actuaries work with data and build models, but do most know how to facilitate the distribution of their data and models? The purpose of this article is to introduce the idea of application programming interfaces (APIs) to actuaries who may not have considered them as a way to distribute their data and models.

What does it mean for actuaries to act in the public interest?

The CIA is guided by a set of principles. The first, in both order and importance, states: “In carrying out its activities and programs, the Institute holds the duty of the profession to the public above the needs of the profession and its members.” This has been an area of much discussion for members and stakeholders. What duty does the profession hold to the public? How do we define the notion...

Two UPEI schools join forces to break new ground

Housed at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, the University of Prince Edward Island’s (UPEI) School of Climate Change and Adaptation offers students and researchers the unique experience of learning about climate science in St. Peter’s Bay, PE, an area surrounded by diverse and environmentally significant topographies.

AI ethics and regulation in insurance: Actuaries uniquely positioned for success

With the increasing use of AI within both the private and public sectors, regulations and laws to address the appropriate collection and use of data are being proposed and passed within Canada and across the world. Beyond the expected regulatory burden that will face companies using AI, there is an ethical component as well. Insurers have historically built their business on the idea of “fair...

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