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Intact Financial teams up with university to advance research in big data

January 21, 2019 / Lyle Adriano

Intact Financial is collaborating with Université Laval to establish two new research chairs to advance artificial intelligence and actuarial science research. The two chairs are the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)/Intact Financial Corporation Industrial Research Chair in Machine Learning for Insurance; and, the Educational Leadership Chair (ELC) in Big Data Analysis for Actuarial Science – Intact. A release said that Intact will support both chairs with a $2 million contribution. About 30 students from Université Laval’s Faculty of Science and Engineering will take part in the research. “At Intact, we are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to design relevant products and services for customers and we aspire to be the best insurance AI shop in the world. That is why we are building unique partnerships with leading institutions like Université Laval,” said Intact Financial CEO Charles Brindamour.