Day: April 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Amazon, Microsoft each donate $1 million to response

  • Amazon and Microsoft are each donating $1 million to a fund for Seattle-area rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The COVID-19 Response Fund will dole out one-time grants to local nonprofits working with “disproportionately affected communities” that will be the most economically impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Both Amazon and Microsoft are based in Washington, where 19 people have died and nearly 150 have tested positive for coronavirus.
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Microsoft and Amazon, two major Seattle-based tech companies, are giving $1 million each to a fund designed to mitigate the economic loss felt in the local area in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The COVID-19 Response Fund launched Monday with more than $2.5 million in donations, which will go to one-time grants doled out to local community organizations. The response fund is not designed to fund medical response and health measures: Instead, funds are intended

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AI and machine learning are making insurance more predictable

Data helps the insurance company, the agency, and the customer make better predictions and choices.

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Insurance is a data-driven industry. Data qualifies risk and is used to perform pricing on policies that mitigate that risk. During the process, different parties get involved.

Because insurance carriers want to sell products that cover the risks, they perform algorithms against large datasets that are capable of uncovering risks. 

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Agents want to better understand the needs of their customers and prospects. They want systems that enable them to punch in a name so they can query public and private data on a prospect—with the dual goals of understanding the risks that could be involved and understanding their customers better.

Finally, there are the insured customers: They want better products and claims processes.

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