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Review of key themes and trends in insurtech

Last year at InsureTech Connect we outlined six amazing technologies already reshaping insurance: drones / robotics, conversational artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, sensors, blockchain, and genomics. So what’s happened in that time in these areas, and what’s new and upcoming? Over the next few posts let’s revisit these themes and see where things are, and where they could go.

Insurtechs putting the puzzle pieces of resilience together

It seems that not a day goes by where we don’t read about some catastrophic natural disaster, somewhere: hurricanes in the Caribbean, earthquakes in Mexico or Taiwan, wildfires in California, and now volcano eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala.

Betterview's David Tobias on putting drones - and data - to work in underwriting and claims

The response to recent natural disasters has brought drones into the limelight. But providing damage assessment is only one part of how drones – and the data they capture – are changing the insurance world.