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How machine learning can help you predict court decisions

April 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Machine learning is now able to analyze court decisions and predict how judges may respond in certain situations, based on an analysis of existing caselaw. Artificial intelligence technology is currently available to analyze tax and employment caselaw, but it’s easy

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Could machine learning help firms select better board directors?

April 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

In the not-too-distant future, machine learning techniques will fundamentally change the way corporate boards of directors are chosen, with shareholders being the beneficiaries, a recent study has predicted. The study, Selecting Directors Using Machine Learning, involved the use of a

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How AI increased this brokerage’s sales leads by 13%

March 1, 2018 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to understand the likelihood of individual consumers making an auto insurance purchase, insurance broker Kanetix Ltd. was able to achieve a 13% lift on its call volume and lead generation. “AI is something that the Insurance

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At least two cool ways that AI can help insurance companies

February 28, 2018 by Jason Contant

Machine learning could be used to underwrite faster, reduce fraud and assess vehicle damages more accurately, Lawrence Wong, Munich Re Canada’s director of application development, said Tuesday. Speaking at the 16th annual Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference in Toronto, Wong said that

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What customers will soon expect from insurance carriers

February 26, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurance customers are going to start expecting personalized products and services based on data, Andrew Lo, president and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., said during a webinar Thursday. “Our customers are going to expect smart personalization like, ‘Give me the products

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Insurer exploration of artificial intelligence accelerating: InsurTechTO speaker

November 7, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

It is still “early days” for most insurers in Canada when it comes to employing artificial intelligence (AI), but exploration and use of the techniques is accelerating very quickly, Greg McCutcheon suggested Monday during InsurTechTO in downtown Toronto. “I would

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AI Gets Real

October 10, 2017 Norman Black, Insurance Industry Principal Consultant, SAS

The impact of artificial intelligence on the insurance industry is expected to be transformative. To capitalize on all that this offers — and be able to provide customers what they want and need — stakeholders must deftly negotiate technology, industry politics, talent and culture roadblocks to ensure a successful journey.

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Deep learning to help drive fraud predictions by 2019: Gartner

September 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Deep learning – a variation of machine learning (ML) – will be a “critical driver for best-in-class performance for demand, fraud and failure predictions” by 2019, research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. suggested on Wednesday. Deep learning represents the major

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New software can detect when people text and drive: University of Waterloo

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo (UoW) in Ontario can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities, the university reported on Friday. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI)

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AI, “transparently immersive experiences” and digital platforms three megatrends that will allow businesses to survive digitally: Gartner

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, “transparently immersive experiences” and digital platforms are the three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years, Gartner, Inc. has reported. The Stamford,

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Half of surveyed CEOs plan to adopt cognitive computing by 2019: IBM study

July 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Half of surveyed chief executive officers across the globe plan to adopt cognitive computing by 2019, according to a recent study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBM IBV). The study, titled Accelerating enterprise reinvention: how to build

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Incremental disruption in insurance industry “like death by a thousand cuts”: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

June 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry has been very incremental in dealing with disruption and needs a drastic shift from historical analysis to predictive, future risk models, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “You cannot disrupt with incrementalism,”