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Ethical challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been described as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Here, Dr Attracta Lagan, leading Australian business ethicist and advisor to Boards and CEO’s, explores some of AI's ethical challenges.

How to be an LGBTIQ ally in the workplace

Actuary and Risk Management Executive Mark Baxter highlights the significant number of LGBTIQ people who are still uncomfortable 'coming out' at work and the importance of an inclusive culture that includes 'allys' and rethinking of straight assumptions.

Finding meaning in retirement – and the role of a coach

With longevity on the increase in Australia, how can a person plan a satisfying retirement, given that it may last for several decades? Dr Jon Glass describes some of the emotional, non-financial, considerations at play.

A day in the life of a hospital treating team: ensuring best patient care

Raymond Yeow discusses the structure and operational practices of hospital treating teams with a view to inform future model design for hospital infrastructure, workforce analytics projects, or productivity initiatives.

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Fast five with Fintechs - A.S.A.P. and Optimum Pensions

Jim Hennington, Consulting Actuary, knows it takes time to build technology that hits the "sweet spot". Even then, getting it in front of users who trust your brand can be a trying game of "tenacity versus resources". He shares his journey learning to surf the wave of entrepreneurship.

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A vote for Associates on Council

Giving Associates the right to vote and sit on Institute Council will increase the diversity of views on Council and encourage greater participation of Associates in the democratic life of the Institute, writes Chao Qiao.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

Mission Possible – reviving the ‘M’ in STEM

Farheena Ahmad describes her experience going ‘back to school’ as part of CSIRO STEM’s Professionals in School Program and discusses the need to revive positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards mathematics in the classrooms of the future.

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Actuaries working in Not for Profit roles

Sarah Highet speaks to three actuaries who made a career change to work in NFP roles, motivated by a desire to use their skills to help people less fortunate than themselves and make a difference to their lives.

Cryptocurrency: The regulatory struggle of new age financial technology

Justin Diamond looks at rise and fall and rise of Bitcoin, and what is needed to ensure future viability of cryptocurrencies that are by nature, decentralised and untraceable.

Is It Time for a New Monetary Regime?

Michio Suginoo explores whether the recent low in bond yields have broader implications for monetary policy across the world.

Is ‘Part-Time’ a Dirty Word?

With an increasingly part-time workforce and the impact of the ‘gig economy’, Julia Lessing discusses the true value of part-time workers and asks, “what can organisations be doing to benefit from this growing talent pool?”

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The reinsurance underwriting cycle: a simple supply and demand story

Richard Hartigan discusses the drivers of the reinsurance underwriting cycle and his theory on the next ‘market turning event’.

Can “traditional” actuarial methods be sexy?

Amongst much talk about data science and new analytics techniques, Ashish Ahluwalia challenges the profession to be bold in sticking to their roots and take their toolkit of ‘traditional’ actuarial methods into a broader industries outside of insurance.  

7 financial strategies for retirement

In this last installment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.

8 financial strategies for your superannuation

In this third instalment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.

10 financial strategies for wealth accumulators

In this second instalment of a four-part series, actuary John De Ravin shares some of his top tips for wealth accumulators, from his recently released book on personal financial strategies.

Workplace rehabilitation services need shake-up - Opinion

icare’s Group Executive Workers Insurance, John Nagle, says the transformation within injury and disability schemes discussed at this week's IDSS, aligns closely with icare’s focus on the needs of the injured worker and improving workplace safety.

Mental Health and Insurance - finding a better way

Co-author of the Institute's latest Green Paper 'Mental Health and Insurance' lets us in on the work behind the scenes, and tells a story to get us thinking - how can we find a better way to insure mental illness?

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