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Benno Keller Special Advisor, Digital and Innovation, The Geneva Association

Promoting Responsible Artificial Intelligence in Insurance

Articles       Jan 16, 2020

  Since the end of the ‘AI Winter’, the period from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s characterised by setbacks and disappointment, artificial intelligence (AI) has made remarkableprogress.Today, many insurers are rolling out intelligent systems that automate routine tasks or assist human decisionmaking along...

Robots in finance could wipe out some of its highest-paying jobs

Blog       Dec 07, 2019

  Robots have replaced thousands of routine jobs on Wall Street. Now, they’re coming for higher-ups.   That’s the contention of Marcos Lopez de Prado, a Cornell University professor and the former head of machine learning at AQR Capital Management LLC, who testified in Washington on Friday...

91% Indians feel smart devices improve their overall health

Facts       Sep 12, 2019

  BENGALURU: Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, a study said...

As breaches rise, so do the paychecks for Cybersecurity professionals

International News       Aug 07, 2019

It took a $650,000 salary for Matt Comyns to entice a seasoned cybersecurity expert to join one of America’s largest companies as chief information security officer in 2012. At the time, it was among the most lucrative offers out there.   This year, the company had...

Beware the hype around AI. It has fooled many

Blog       Jul 11, 2019

Last March, McDonald’s acquired the startup Dynamic Yield for $300 million, in the hope of employing machine learning to personalize customer experience.    In the age of artificial intelligence, this was a no-brainer for McDonald’s, since Dynamic Yield is widely recognized for its AI-powered technology and...

Be a smart manager: Resolving conflicts between employees can lead to higher productivity 

Facts       Jun 18, 2019

NEW YORK: Researchers have found that balanced professional networks are more important than individual talent when it comes to high-risk decision making.  The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, is the first longitudinal study to prove several key tenets of structural balance theory (SBT),...

Do your Facebook posts have God references? You are 15 times more likely to have diabetes

Facts       Jun 18, 2019

  WASHINGTON: Your Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis, say scientists who suggests that language on social media posts with patient consent could be monitored just like physical symptoms.  Using an automated data collection technique, the researchers from University...

Not Amazon, Instagram is likely to dominate the future of online retail

Facts       Jun 02, 2019

  Luxury fashion is getting ready for its selfie. If it likes what it sees, the global apparel market could become a battle of the Everything Store against the Everyone Store.   Selling on Instagram is no longer just the province of retailers. A small group of...

India to witness an addition of 11.5 lakh jobs H1 FY’20: Teamlease Employment Report

Data       May 08, 2019

  India’s largest composite staffing firm, TeamLease Services today launched their biannual ‘Employment Outlook Report’ for the April-September, 2019-20 HY.  The report forecasts a 3% rise in the net employment outlook and a net addition of 11.5 lakh jobs over the April – September, 2019-20 Half...

WHO panel for strong international governance on human genome editing

International News       Mar 20, 2019

  Geneva: The World Health Organization’s new advisory committee on developing global standards for governance and oversight of human genome editing has agreed to work towards a strong international governance framework in this area.   “Gene editing holds incredible promise for health, but it also poses some...

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