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CLARA Analytics Enlists Tyler Jones as Chief Customer and Marketing Officer

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WIRE)--CLARA Analytics ("CLARA"), the leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the commercial insurance industry, today announced that it has hired Tyler Jones to be its Chief Customer and Marketing Officer. Jones will be responsible for directing the company's complete relationship with its customers and driving efforts to assess and elevate experiences at each touchpoint across the customer journey, ensuring that commercial insurers are achieving optimal value from CLARA's AI platform. Reporting to CLARA CEO Heather H. Wilson, Jones will apply his unique blend of customer-focused innovation, technology and insurance industry expertise to CLARA's ongoing pursuit of superior customer value, continuous improvement, and exceptional service to its clients. Tyler Jones is a seasoned executive with nearly two decades of experience in the insurance and banking industries. During his tenure at Kaiser Permanente, he was accountable for technology strategies to support the company's revenue management operations.


The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI

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There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.


Artificial intelligence in Health Insurance - Current Applications and Trends

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Health insurance is a critical component of the healthcare industry with private health insurance expenditures alone estimated at $1.1 billion in 2016, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This figure represents 34 percent of the 2016 National Health Expenditure at $3.3 trillion. In this article, we will look at four AI applications that are tackling problems of underutilization and fraud in the insurance industry. Some applications below claim that they are using artificial intelligence to help improve health insurance cost efficiency, while reducing waste of money on underutilized or preventable care. Other applications claim to detect fraudulent claims.


Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Companies in the World

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword, but a crucial part of the technology landscape. AI is changing every industry and business function, which results in increased interest in its applications, subdomains and related fields. This makes AI companies the top leaders driving the technology swift. AI helps us to optimise and automate crucial business processes, gather essential data and transform the world, one step at a time. From Google and Amazon to Apple and Microsoft, every major tech company is dedicating resources to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. As big enterprises are busy acquiring or merging with other emerging inventions, small AI companies are also working hard to develop their own intelligent technology and services. By leveraging artificial intelligence, organizations get an innovative edge in the digital age. AI consults are also working to provide companies with expertise that can help them grow. In this digital era, AI is also a significant place for investment. AI companies are constantly developing the latest products to provide the simplest solutions. Henceforth, Analytics Insight brings you the list of top 100 AI companies that are leading the technology drive towards a better tomorrow. AEye develops advanced vision hardware, software, and algorithms that act as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. AEye is an artificial perception pioneer and creator of iDAR, a new form of intelligent data collection that acts as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. Since its demonstration of its solid state LiDAR scanner in 2013, AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing. Their mission was to acquire the most information with the fewest ones and zeros. This would allow AEye to drive the automotive industry into the next realm of autonomy. Algorithmia invented the AI Layer.


Socialeads, Inc. Raises $1,750,000 in New Funding to Expand Sales Team

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Socialeads, Inc. has announced $1,750,000 in new funding from existing investors Northwestern Mutual and Winnebago Seed Fund along with new investors Cameron Ventures, Rock River Capital and Silicon Valley's Plug & Play Ventures. The funds will be used to grow the sales and client success teams to meet the growing demand for Socialeads in field sales organizations in both domestic and international markets. In addition to the new round of funding, Socialeads is proud to announce the onboarding of enterprise customers Northwestern Mutual and TruChoice Financial, allowing for deployment of Socialeads to their respective field advisors. Socialeads is a part of Plug & Play Ventures Insurtech program and has successfully launched pilots with several large insurance companies in the US and abroad. "We are excited to share this part of our journey with our new investors and to see growing support from Wisconsinfunds like Rock River Capital," said Larry Hitchcock, co-founder and CEO.


Artificial intelligence in Health Insurance - Current Applications and Trends

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Health insurance is a critical component of the healthcare industry with private health insurance expenditures alone estimated at $1.1 billion in 2016, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This figure represents 34 percent of the 2016 National Health Expenditure at $3.3 trillion. In this article, we will look at four AI applications that are tackling problems of underutilization and fraud in the insurance industry. Some applications below claim that they are using artificial intelligence to help improve health insurance cost efficiency, while reducing waste of money on underutilized or preventable care. Other applications claim to detect fraudulent claims.


Lemonade raises $120 million from SoftBank, others to take its chatbot-based insurance service global

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Lemonade, a mobile-first, AI-infused insurance firm backed by chatbots and self-proclaimed ethics, has announced a $120 million series C funding round led by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank. The round saw participation from some existing investors, which include big names such as GV (Google Ventures), Sequoia Capital, and Allianz.


The rise of AI

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From virtual assistants to driverless cars, technology imitating human intelligence is on the rise. But at what ethical cost and how do boards future-proof their organisations in the face of rapid change? Earlier this year, a Japanese insurance company made headlines for doing something that company executives and directors around the world have been anticipating - and fearing - for years. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance made 34 of its staff redundant and replaced them with artificial intelligence (AI) system IBM Watson. Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported the company will be using Watson to determine payout amounts and check customer cases against their insurance contracts. Evidently, the future of AI is already here and technology has been changing the world at a dramatic pace.