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Applying Image Recognition to Insurance

June 2018

The Society of Actuaries announces the release of a new report that will provide a resource for the insurance industry to learn about image recognition technology.  Authored by Kailan Shang, the report explores the current status of image recognition technology, models for image recognition, and various possible applications of image recognition to insurance.


Applying Image Recognition to Insurance


The code used in this report is available on GitHub at Society-of-actuaries-research-institute/ERM159-Image-Recognition-for-Insurance (

Thank You

The Sponsors would like to thank the following individuals who served on the Project Oversight Group:

Jeff Plank 
Gwen Weng
Ronora Stryker, SOA Research Actuary 
Jan Schuh, SOA Sr. Research Administrator

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