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Accenture Unveils Tool to Help Companies Ensure Their AI Is Fair

Consulting firm Accenture has a new tool to help businesses detect and eliminate gender, racial and ethnic bias in artificial intelligence software. Companies and governments are increasingly turning to machine-learning algorithms to help make critical decisions, including who to hire, …

Humans Hit Back Against Robots Mining Personal Finance Data, Insurance Info

Regulators are beginning to teach robots who’s the boss. After spending billions of dollars on cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies, Europe’s banks and insurers face tougher scrutiny of the tools they use to help root out fraud, check borrowers’ creditworthiness and …

Accenture: Insurer Workforce Needs Reshaping to Embrace AI

Insurers risk missing major growth opportunities unless CEOs take immediate steps to redesign work, bring in new talent, and pivot their existing workforces to work with artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research by Accenture. According to the report – …

2017 InsurTech Investment Surged, Europe Emerges as Key Hub

Global investment in the insurance technology (insurtech) industry surged in 2017, with Europe emerging as a new insurtech hub outside the U.S., according to new research from Accenture. The research, which includes new analysis of CB Insights data on insurtech …

Self-Driving Cars to Add $81B in New Auto Insurance Premiums by 2025

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the U.S. auto insurance industry over the next eight years, driven by risks related to cybersecurity, software and hardware and by the need for additional public infrastructure …

Accenture: AI, IoT Attracts Nearly Half of InsurTech Funding

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) now account for almost half of total investment in insurance technology (insurtech) startups globally, new research from Accenture shows. The research, which includes new analysis of CB Insights data on 450 …

Accenture: One-Third of Corporate Cyber Attacks Succeed

About one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defenses succeed but three-quarters of executives remain unaccountably confident in their security strategies, Accenture Plc. reported Wednesday in a survey of 2,000 security officers representing large enterprises worldwide. The “alarmingly high” …

Accenture: Insurers Shifting to Digital First Distribution Model

Insurers are accelerating plans to become more digital, driven by increased adoption of Internet of Things technologies (IoT), data and analytics tools and digital-first distribution models, according to an Accenture report based on an online survey of more than 400 …

Wearables to be Broadly Adopted by Insurers Within Next 2 Years

Nearly two-thirds of insurers expect wearable technologies to have a significant impact on their industry, according to a survey of more than 200 insurance executives as part of Accenture’s annual Technology Vision report. The insurance industry report, “Accenture Technology Vision …

Uptick in Insurer Acquisitions of Digital Insurance Startups Expected

More than half (59 percent) of insurance executives expect their industry peers to make acquisitions of digital insurance startups over the next three years to better position themselves in the digital world, according to new research by Accenture based on …