Montoux Welcomes Michael Witbrock as AI R&D Strategic Advisor

Montoux Welcomes Michael Witbrock as AI R&D Strategic Advisor

Appointment of Leading AI Expert to Further Accelerate Montoux’s Actuarial AI Product Development 

NEW YORK - May, 2024 - Montoux, the leading provider of actuarial AI and modeling technology, announces the appointment of Prof. Michael Witbrock as the new AI Research and Development (R&D) Strategic Advisor. Prof. Witbrock, a renowned expert in artificial intelligence at the University of Auckland, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help to guide the further development of Montoux’s AI capabilities.

Prof. Witbrock currently leads the Strong AI Lab (SAIL) in the Natural, Artificial and Organizational Intelligence Institute (NAOI) at the University of Auckland and is a key figure in the School of Computer Science. His extensive background includes roles such as the Scientific Director of Precision Driven Health, and previous leadership positions at IBM, Cycorp, and Curious Cat Company, among others. His expertise lies in the fusion of learning and reasoning, and he has contributed to advances in AI through numerous publications and patents.

In his role advising Montoux, Prof. Witbrock will help shape the strategic direction of AI development, focusing on leveraging AI to augment and amplify human capabilities within the actuarial field. His guidance will be pivotal in navigating the complexities of AI solutions, ensuring that Montoux continues to propel the industry forward through innovation. 

“Michael’s appointment enhances our ability to revolutionize actuarial science with cutting-edge AI solutions,” said Klaas Stijnen, co-Founder and co-CEO of Montoux. “His belief in the transformative power of AI aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance the strategic impact of actuaries around the globe.”

The shared enthusiasm for Montoux’s vision is evident. “I'm interested in Montoux's commitment to transforming the actuarial profession through AI,” said Prof. Witbrock. “Careful, reliable actuarial reasoning within LLMs is core to SAIL’s research; the potential to amplify human efforts in this sector is immense. Montoux represents the new wave of companies building complex AI solutions with high expertise to solve real challenges for enterprises.”

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About Montoux

Montoux is the actuarial automation platform of choice for the world’s most effective actuaries. Montoux’s cloud native technology allows life and health insurance actuaries to generate results faster, incorporate more risk scenarios into their calculations, and improve the quality of their decisions. Customers include several of the world’s leading insurance providers across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, and the company has been listed on Insurtech100 and AIFintech100 lists as one of the most innovative tech companies in the world.

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