Improvements in computational power has given rise to the use of data science and artificial intelligence techniques in a wide variety of areas, including finance, driverless cars, image detection, speech recognition etc. This is directly impacting business practices within the financial services through its application within banking, insurance and asset management.
In the current economic climate, insurers need to improve their processes continually – making them more efficient and cost-effective while maintaining the agility to deal with new requirements. At the same time, technological change is providing new ways of achieving these objectives. In particular, the term ‘robotics’ appears to be used everywhere, and it is important to grasp the impact and potential use of these new technologies.
Listen to Valerie du Preez, founder and Managing Director of Actuartech, on the panel for Legerity's IFRS 17 webinar discussing, "Can IFRS17 help deliver digital transformation?".
In a world of high volume and varied datasets, data science techniques can add valuable tools to an actuary’s toolkit to provide actionable insights from data.
Sophisticated machine learning models have the potential for high predictive accuracy but their complexity may sometimes result in black box models, which, in some cases, may appear to be a trade-off between accuracy and interpretability.
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