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Tesla Told France There Was no Sign of Technical Fault in Paris Crash

PARIS–Tesla Inc has told the French government there is no indication that a fatal accident in Paris involving a Tesla Model 3 taxi was caused by a technical fault, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Paris taxi company G7 has …

Viewpoint: The Need for Artificial Intelligence Governance

Artificial intelligence, and more specifically machine learning, is being deployed in the insurance space in some very exciting ways — from assessing underwriting risks to determining pricing to evaluating claims. But with these advances come sizable risks, some of which …

Claims People: Lemonade and Global Risk Solutions

Lemonade Taps USAA Exec For Claims Lemonade, the startup insurer that is using smart-phone technology to challenge legacy carriers for market share, has hired the former chief claims officer for USAA. Lemonade appointed Sean Burgess as its chief claims officer. …

Tesla Driver Killed in Fiery Crash Hit 90 mph, Report Says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery September crash near Miami accelerated to 90 mph (145 kph) in the seconds before he lost control and smashed into trees, federal investigators said …

U.S. Aviation Regulator Warns of Potential Interference From 5G Spectrum Plan

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it had issued a special information bulletin alerting manufacturers, operators and pilots that action may be needed to address potential interference with sensitive aircraft electronics caused by the use of 5G telecommunications technology. …

Microsoft: Russian-Backed Hackers Targeting Cloud Services

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer. The group, which …

Farmers to Deploy ‘Spot,’ a 4-Legged Robot, for Property Inspections

The newest member of Farmers Insurance Group’s catastrophe response team is a four-legged robot that vaguely resembles a headless greyhound. Farmers announced that it purchased a remote-controlled robot dubbed “Spot” from Boston Dynamics and expects delivery this fall, after the …

A Life And Death Question For Regulators: Is Tesla’s Autopilot Safe?

Robin Geoulla had doubts about the automated driving technology equipped on his Tesla Model S when he bought the electric car in 2017. “It was a little scary to, you know, rely on it and to just, you know, sit …

Money, Mimicry and Mind Control: Big Tech Slams Ethics Brakes on AI

SAN FRANCISCO — In September last year, Google’s cloud unit looked into using artificial intelligence to help a financial firm decide whom to lend money to. It turned down the client’s idea after weeks of internal discussions, deeming the project …

Drunk-Driver Detectors for Cars Mandated in Infrastructure Bill

New cars will be required to have technology to detect drunk drivers and a system to keep children from being accidentally left in vehicles on hot days under a series of long-sought safety measures included in the infrastructure bill awaiting …