iCracked to join SquareTrade following Allstate acquisition

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Allstate Corporation has purchased the on-site, on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service provider. Allstate Corporation, the nationwide insurance company, has announced its acquisition of iCracked. That firm is a provider of on-demand, on-site smartphone and tablet repair services across North America. Allstate will be joining iCracked with SquareTrade, the insurer’s company offering related products. iCracked, a San Francisco-based firm, will join SquareTrade . That company belongs to Allstate and is a provider of tech support and consumer protection plans. iCracked currently operates in both the United States and Canada across…

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Are you ready to make an insurance claim with voice-calling AI?

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Google’s artificial intelligence is moving in as a replacement for low-skilled human labor jobs. Google’s surprisingly natural voice-calling AI may soon be headed to insurance call centers. A report by The Information was picked up and investigated by Engadget. The report showed that an insurance company in the United States has shown interest in Google’s AI tech. The insurance company was not named in either report, but it has expressed interest in AI. The Duplex voice-calling AI from Google would be able to “handle simple and repetitive customer calls” said…

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Insurance drones will be broadly deployed by Hurricane Harvey claims adjusters

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The use of these unmanned aerial vehicles has been adopted by Allstate, State Farm and other major property insurers. Property insurance companies in Texas and Louisiana, such as Allstate and State Farm, are preparing to use their insurance drones to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This insurance technology is expected to have an important role in inspecting commercial and residential damage. The insurance drones will first take to the air early this week, once the last of Hurricane Harvey makes its way out of the regions. If all goes…

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Insurance technology jobs get hotter as AI’s role expands

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Customers find online self-service features increasingly appealing and the industry is hiring to meet that need. As the industry looks to artificial intelligence (AI) for improved customer service, insurance technology jobs are expanding in number and specialty. The more consumers show a preference for completing tasks online, the greater the need for large and skilled IT, programming and tech development departments. Current trends suggest that AI is a tech the insurance industry expects to be using in the very near future. In fact, a recent Accenture Plc survey suggested that…

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Insurance technology over mobile is helping agents and brokers

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From smartphones and tablets to mobile apps and web portals, tech is easing the strain on these industry pros. When it comes to agents and brokers working at smaller firms, insurance technology is helping to be able to keep up with the various processes that are an absolute necessity but that can be very time consuming. Some of these processes include policy details, confirmation of coverage, proof of coverage, and payments reviews. The reason is that brokers and agents receive many calls every day that are based on transactions. This…

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AIG insurance drones receive FAA approval

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These flying devices can be used for the replacement of human inspectors for a better vantage point. Inspectors regularly need to climb up ladders onto the rooftops of buildings to check the situation after a claim has been made following a storm, for example, but this job may soon be done by insurance drones now that the FAA has made a new exception to its regulations. AIG has received the approval from the FAA to begin using drones to complete jobs that would be risky for humans. This will mean…

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Technology Is Changing the Insurance Industry

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Technology is beginning to play a major role in the lives of people everywhere. People are beginning to use mobile devices and traditional computers more frequently, and this is having an effect on their daily lives. Businesses are also beginning to become more reliant on various forms of technology, including those in the insurance industry. The advent of technology is having a major impact on the industry and how it operates in three ways. Accessible Information Technology is making information much more accessible than it has been in the past.…

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