Discrimination

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Discrimination
A Warning Shot on Data Ethics from California public
News 3 min read

A Warning Shot on Data Ethics from California

A warning shot has been fired across the bows of US insurers by the Californian Insurance Commissioner. Its recent investigations into “..potential bias and alleged unfair discrimination in many lines of insurance…” seem to have unearthed problems.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Bias in the Pricing of Italian Motor Insurance public
News 2 min read

Bias in the Pricing of Italian Motor Insurance

The UK is not the only country in which concerns are being raised about the fairness of insurance pricing. A recent analysis of the Italian motor market points to problems there. The researchers found issues around ethnicity, plus something interesting on gender.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Sentiment Analysis – Treat with Caution public
Analysis 3 min read

Sentiment Analysis – Treat with Caution

The increase in remote working triggered by the pandemic caused Zoom to become a popular tool for holding meetings and speaking with clients. Now Zoom is to allow account holders to carry out sentiment analysis on those they are engaging with. I explore what it means for insurers.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Are Regulators Sitting on an Algorithmic Fence? public
Data Ethics 3 min read

Are Regulators Sitting on an Algorithmic Fence?

A key question for insurers over the next 5 years will be how regulators handle the issues raised by their increasing use of algorithms. The message being signalled in a recent paper by the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum is clear. And the position they’re taking will be an uncomfortable one.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers public
Data Ethics 4 min read

Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers

Some serious exposures are looming on insurers’ reputational horizons. Most stem from how their digital technologies have been configured. If any of those exposures are realised, insurers will have to both delete ‘bad data’ and remove its influence on their models. It’s called machine unlearning…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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