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Behold the API (application programming interface)

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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.

The use of predictive analytics in the P&C industry

One of the more interesting emerging areas in the actuarial world is predictive analytics, techniques of which include data modelling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. But are we ready to embrace these forward-looking technologies? In this episode, Denise Cheung (FCIA), Megan Kang (ACIA), and Adam Goldfarb join us to discuss their research paper that examines the use of big data and...

Public health-care modelling in Canada – An inside look

Despite a collective interest in modelling public health-care costs in Canada, actuaries have had limited opportunities to get involved in the process. Stafford Dean, Senior Program Officer for Analytics at Alberta Health Services, joins us for the first episode of 2022 and shares an insider’s look at the modelling being done within the public health sector.

Long Live Rock

The Rolling Stones are back on tour this fall, despite the recent passing of drummer Charlie Watts, proving that old age and impending mortality don’t have to be impediments when it comes to being a rock star. But they’re not the only ones. Several performers from the classic rock can still be seen making new music and touring, even as they reach ages when most of us hope to be well into...

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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