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Fantasy scenario: data science and actuarial science

Bron: Blog Asif John on Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - 29 januari 2021

Asif John, Chairman of the IFoA’s Data Science Working Party, looks at what data scientists and actuaries stand to gain from a closer relationship.

I work as a data scientist, developing products for clients as part of a data ecosystem called GenieUs. Behind this sits the concept of a River of Data. That both actuaries and data scientists from tech backgrounds can come to this concept and see so much that is so familiar demonstrates the affinity between the two professions.

It sometimes seems like a fantasy to think that this could be widely recognised, but the potential for people in both professions and the industries they work in is real.

Unicorns and swashbuckling techies
Innovation foundation, Nesta, noted in 2015 that the meteoric rise of what was once called ‘Big Data’ left us with the challenge of finding the right combination of technical skills, industry knowledge and soft skills to turn data into value. Their report, Analytic Britain, referred to those professionals with this mix as ‘unicorns’ – that is to say, they don’t exist.

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