Plenary 3: Emerging opportunities and risks for actuaries
Abhijeet Agarwal, Andrey Ponomarev, Murray Goldschmidt, Hugh Miller
As the world we live in continues to change and technology advances, the non-traditional areas in which actuaries can practice in are expanding. Naturally, with new practice areas there are new opportunities but there are also new challenges and risks.
Some of these includes natural language processing and computer vision, focusing on how computers can understand digital images, videos, and words. With the continued growth of data and reliance on cloud computing, another emerging area is managing cyber risks and responding to cyber incidents.
Actuaries are also increasingly playing a role in the social sector, providing detailed analyses and considered solutions to policy makers.
In this plenary, delegates will learn more about how actuaries are making positive contributions and what the key considerations would be for anyone interested in working in these areas.