The Future of General Insurance Report 2016

Great report from @MarketforceBM on the future of insurance. #InsurTech #AI #blockchain

  • The opportunities are just some of the reasons why the Chartered Insurance Institute is delighted to support this research into the challenges facing the insurance community as it looks to ensure it remains relevant to the changing needs of a changing society.
  • The brave new world is right now, and throwing up opportunities for insurance to demonstrate its value to customers – in both personal and commercial lines – embracing on-demand, lifestyle solutions and new emerging risks.
  • And an opportunity to be more transparent with customers to explain how insurance works – both key to improving customer trust in the insurance profession.
  • Insurance companies need to show increased readiness to partner with challengers in order to accelerate their own digital transformation.
  • Our survey finds an industry with a growing appetite for innovation and a window of opportunity in which to leverage data flows from the Internet of Things combined with the power of artificial intelligence and the security of blockchain to deliver its own game-changing disruption.

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Machine Learning & Its Impact on SEO: An Interview With Eric Enge

Machine Learning & Its Impact on SEO: An Interview With Eric Enge  [#searchnews #sem]

  • Machine learning is already being used by Google in some ways.
  • For example, the Google News section serves related articles using machine learning.
  • Machine learning hasn’t developed to the point where it can fundamentally disrupt SEO or digital marketing.
  • Eric Enge explains how machine learning will impact SEO and digital marketing.
  • Google’s overall intent with machine learning is to serve better content to users.

Eric Enge, CEO and Founder of Stone Temple Consulting, discusses machine learning and its impact on SEO
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Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

#Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

#fintech #Bitcoin #IoT #AI #IBMWatson

  • Over 65 percent of the banks surveyed expect to deploy blockchains at scale within the next three years.
  • One area where blockchains are already seeing considerable use is in logistics, which is opening the way for blockchains to be used as a way to interact with and monitor Internet of Things devices.
  • , this year’s All Things Open conference has responded to interest in blockchains by adding a separate Blockchain track which will run during both days of the event, scheduled for October 26-27 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Blockchains, the distributed database model behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin, continues to prove itself as the next big thing in the enterprise.
  • “With blockchain now moving into the enterprise and there being a significant ‘open’ component to it, it should be extremely well received,” conference chairperson Todd Lewis told Windows IT Pro.

A study released last week by IBM indicates that blockchain adoption by financial institutions is on the rise and beating expectations. This is good news for IBM, which is betting big on the database technology that was brought to prominence by Bitcoin. Yesterday, Big Blue announced that it has made its Watson-powered blockchain service available to enterprise customers.
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Inspiring students through a passion-based curriculum – Microsoft in Education blog

Deep learning happens when students get to follow their passion:  #YouthSpark #MSFTschool

  • The Student Ambassadors have created a digital showcase of their final projects .
  • And a Microsoft Apprentice (a previous Student Ambassador), Thao Tran, was there every step of the way, helping to mentor and guide the students.
  • Learn more about how the Microsoft Showcase Schools program can benefit your students .
  • Student Ambassadors lead the way
  • Another stand-out project included a Sway Festival , a major undertaking developed by Student Ambassadors at The Westminster School, Dubai .

We all know that deep learning comes from activities that connect young people to the things that matter most to them. Programs like Microsoft Showcase Schools and Microsoft YouthSpark – a global initiative to increase access for all youth to learn computer science – empower students everywhere to achieve more for themselves, their families and their communities. And the results speak for themselves.
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Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology  #Robots #AI

  • Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology
  • The new technologies included quantum simulation, quantum sensors, quantum imaging, quantum clocks, and quantum software and algorithms.
  • Quantum sensors and quantum imaging will be especially useful in medicine.
  • A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies
  • The 93-petaflop Sunway TaihuLight takes the top ranking 20 Jun

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A 10-year-long megaproject will go beyond quantum computing and cryptography to advance other emerging technologies


Europe Will Spend €1 Billion to Turn Quantum Physics Into Quantum Technology

“EmBodied”

Open call for #SciArt! Submit to our next art show

  • The virtual exhibition will go live on August 11th, 2016 and remain online indefinitely.
  • A select group of artists from the virtual exhibition will be invited to participate in a pop-up exhibition, date and location to-be-determined.
  • Inclusion in the virtual exhibition does not guarantee acceptance into the gallery exhibition.
  • EmBodied” will begin as a virtual exhibition on SciArt Center’s website.
  • ELIGIBILITY While there is no entry fee, you must be a SciArt Center member to be eligible for both the virtual and pop-up exhibition, as our shows represent the work of our members.

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