Contingencies, March/April 2017

March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
In the latest issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “Preparing for Artificial Intelligence Before It’s Too Late,” asks what happens when intelligence and awareness are no longer uniquely human traits. Other stories include the future of the Affordable Care Act—if and why any reforms to the health care law need to take key provisions into account; musings on whether prevailing assumptions about mortality are correct; and the who, how, and why of principle-based reserving. Also, in his first Presidential Papers column as part of the “Professionalism in Action” series, Academy President Bob Beuerlein asks, “Are You Modeling Professionalism?” He notes actuaries have the opportunity to be teachers and role models to fellow actuaries, and cites the importance of the Code of Professional Conduct.