Google buys minority stake in insurance agency software provider, Applied Systems

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The purchase was made through CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund. Google has purchased a minority stake in a company called Applied Systems, which provides insurance agency software, cloud based software and other tech for independent agencies. CapitalG was also the investment firm behind the funding for Airbnb, Lyft, SurveyMonkey and Zscaler. CapitalG is the growth equity investment fund at Alphabet, Google’s parent company. As of the time of the writing of this article, neither CapitalG nor Applied Systems have disclosed any of the financial details of the deal. That…

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Blackcomb Consultants Records Its Most Successful Year in Business

2018 Revenue Results, New Client Additions and Successful Launch of New Service Offerings Propel Company into Next Phase of Growth Chicago, IL October 11, 2018 – Blackcomb Consultants, an international consulting firm and enterprise technology partner for Property and Casualty insurers, announced that 2018 will be the company’s most successful year ever. CY 2018 revenue will be at its highest level in the company’s history, and double digit growth is forecasted to continue in 2019. The company has grown its aggregate client base to 30+, and has completed over 40…

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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 drone use spikes as hurricane season gets rolling

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With each new season of potential natural disasters comes a much larger investment in this tech. Insurance drone use has been taking off – so to speak – with each new hurricane season. This year has been no exception. Every year, the tech proves itself in terms of improved safety for claims adjusters while simultaneously lowering costs. Insurance companies need to carefully plan their reactions to natural disasters for speed and reliability. When a hurricane happens, insurance companies need to move quickly. This requires substantial planning as well as tech…

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Allstate pay per mile insurance rolls out for New Jersey drivers

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The Milewise program makes it possible for low-mileage drivers to pay based on their usage. New Jersey drivers now have a new pay per mile insurance policy available from Allstate. The auto insurance company has rolled out Milewise in the state. This insurance policy is designed to appeal to drivers who don’t go very far in their vehicles. The Allstate Milewise pay per mile insurance policy allows drivers to reduce their coverage expenses by driving less. The less these motorists use their vehicles, and the shorter the distances they travel,…

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Allstate artificial intelligence brings customer support to a new level

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The insurer is using the Amelia AI tool from IPsoft to provide its U.S. call center teams with assistance. Amelia, the new Allstate artificial intelligence tech, has joined the insurer’s customer support teams across the United States. The AI tech involves the use of a cutting edge platform from IPsoft, a New York based tech company. Amelia now uses her AI platform to assist call center staff members in boosting their customer experience. The Allstate artificial intelligence platform was initially deployed as a test in September 2017. Before and since…

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Allianz token in testing for internal money transfers

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The insurance giant is trying a new blockchain-based internal token to overcome funds transfer challenges. A new Allianz token is being tested by the insurance giant for moving money among its global affiliates. The concept used blockchain tech to allow the company’s worldwide locations to exchange money without currency conversions among other challenges. Allianz is using this token to get past a number of costs and inefficiencies related to international funds transfers. The Allianz token is meant to be used only within the company itself. It is not launching a…

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