Pandemic and epidemic events cause losses to the insurance industry not only through insurance claims but also through disturbances to social and economic activities.
The actuarial profession has always been at the forefront of utilizing technology to improve decision-making and predictions. Now, with the introduction of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) tools like OpenAI’s GPT-4, the profession is on the cusp of another major transformation.
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.
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...
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.