Actuarial Post: “And, finally… robot-pets”

December 06, 2018 Tom Murray

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ACTUARIAL POST: “And, finally… robot-pets” This article was originally commissioned for Inner Workings, a monthly column written by Tom Murray, in the  November 2018 edition of the Actuarial Post.   The use of robots in Japanese care homes has featured a lot lately in the last segment of the news – the light-hearted piece that is scheduled in order to finish the news broadcast on a pleasanter note, following the bad news items that have gone before. These segments generally focus on the ability of automated robots to interact with elderly people and perform simple tasks such as fetching a glass of water or switching off a light. The topic is dealt with as an amusing item to amaze and entertain people. But beneath the trivial entertainment value of these segments, lies a serious question; is this is a feasible solution for the UK, given the huge looming issue of care provision for the country?
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Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts: The robots are coming

August 15, 2018 Tom Murray

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Anything you can do, (A)I can do better  This article was originally commissioned for the July 2018 edition of the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Magazine. Tom Murray looks at how artificial intelligence could prove beneficial to providing financial services to the mass market. 
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