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Old 01-05-2017, 12:35 PM
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Default Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Co: the beginning of the end of Actuaries?

The countdown to the day that Actuaries get replaced by machines has officially started.

They replaced 34 workers (that calculated payouts) with an IBM designed Watson Explorer AI.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...life-insurance
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The countdown to the day that Actuaries get replaced by machines has officially started.

They replaced 34 workers (that calculated payouts) with an IBM designed Watson Explorer AI.

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Watson can't pass the exams!
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Skynet is upon us. We should pay close attention to anyone with last name Connor.

Seriously though, the IBM system replaces claim adjusters, not actuaries.

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Yes, and BTW, that's not a real person, it's just a separate manifestation of Watson.
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That would explain the hatred of puns and not good grammar.
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I'd bet it could pass the pre-lims with very little training.

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I don't think its calculator is SOA approved.
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Maybe Watson can replace Data Scientists.
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