The emergence of AI is not about simply substituting labour with software; it is about building the new machines that will allow us – you, your organisation – to achieve higher levels of human and corporate performance.
Actuaries are no strangers to considering odds. Well, what are the odds on this? In recent months, an artificial intelligence (AI) software programme has beaten humans at poker. Libratus – an AI software programme built by a team from Carnegie Mellon University – took down four of the world’s best poker players, in a two-handed game of no-limit Texas Hold’em, and walked away (not literally) with a cool $1.7m.