Deep Blue, Alpha Zero, HAL 9000, SkyNet, and… your reserve model? The idea that you’re facing off against a multi-billion dollar silicon-based mind capable of destroying humanity (or just winning every chess game ever) may be a little far-fetched. But a growing number of actuaries have, in the very recent past, run into artificial intelligence […]
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Actuaries can improve their actuarial model management by applying product management principles.
With cloud technology, actuaries can efficiently scale up or down their use of computing resources to match their needs. See how with a clear example and a specific use case.
Slope professionals will be featured in a cloud computing webinar in February. Actuaries interested in understanding how cloud technology applies to their work should register and attend.
Actuaries of the future will work in agile teams across functions. How will we get there? What might actuarial deliverables look like under an agile mindset?
Agile and waterfall are two ends of the software development spectrum. This article explains the differences and illustrates how agile development at a software provider aligns well with the expected future of actuarial work.
Actuarial departments have traditionally been de-centralized. Recent years have seen a push to centralize modeling functions. This article compares pros and cons of centralized/de-centralized organization and offers an alternative model for consideration.
Actuaries may need to decide whether to buy (hosted) or build (on-premises) the infrastructure to hold their various business software. This article explains the difference and gives questions to help the decision process.
SaaS providers have the ability to change underlying aspects of their offering for better experience. This case study shows how Slope upgraded database processes and users got their results faster.
Actuaries may wish to learn how to modify their practice from "Actuarial as a Product" to "Actuarial as a Service". This article highlights benefits of AaaS and encourages actuaries to adopt this forward-looking mindset.
Software as a Service applications have a lot to offer actuaries. Discover the benefits of applying SaaS to actuarial work with this comparison article.
Actuaries can learn a lot from software development principles. What they learn may influence their actuarial model development for better results.