How a Machine That Can Make Anything Would Change Everything

https://singularityhub.com/2017/12/25/the-nanofabricator-how-a-machine-that-can-make-anything-would-change-everything

“This will destroy the current social, economic, and political system, because it will become pointless…every institution, every value system, every aspect of our lives have been governed by scarcity: the problem of distributing a finite amount of stuff. There will be no need for any of the social institutions.”


Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

https://hbr.org/2017/12/driverless-cars-will-change-auto-insurance-heres-how-insurers-can-adapt

There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Research and computer modelingconducted by Accenture in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology indicates that as many as 23 million fully autonomous vehicles will be traveling U.S. highways by 2035 (out of about 250 million total cars and trucks registered in the U.S.)


Infographic: What It Takes to Stick to Your Resolutions, According to Science

https://my.happify.com/hd/how-science-can-help-you-stick-to-your-goals-infographic


The 10 most important digital themes of 2018

https://medium.com/@CharlieTango/the-10-most-important-digital-themes-of-2018-a76e8a2fd202

Cash will disappear and the robots are coming. The digital development is moving at lightning speed and digital upgrades are on the strategic agenda of more and more companies. And for a good reason


Why Artificial Intelligence Will Create More Jobs Than it Destroys

https://www.cmswire.com/digital-workplace/why-artificial-intelligence-will-create-more-jobs-than-it-destroys/

According to Gartner's 2017 hype cycle for emerging technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) will automate 1.8 million people out of work by 2020. While the job losses generate the most interest and headlines, the losses only tell part of the story. Dig a little bit deeper into the hype cycle and you'll see Gartner also predicts AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, driving a net gain of 500,000 new jobs


10 Insurtech Game Changers

http://fintechnews.ch/insurtech/10-insurtech-game-changers

Insurtechs enable insurance carriers to innovate much faster than they do today. Their innovative solutions dramatically improve the primary process of insurance carriers; they take away the frictions that customers experience when dealing with an insurance firm


New Google Patent Could Turn Your Bathroom Mirror Into A Medical Device

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/google-patent-smart-home-medical-device/

"Optical sensors" embedded in everyday objects could assess cardiovascular function and help users improve heart health


18 Disruptive Technology Trends For 2018

https://disruptionhub.com/2018-disruptive-trends/

Over the coming year, what will be the most important developments in disruptive technology?


Insured opens up for self-service APIs

http://frederikbisbjerg.com/blog/insured-opens-up-for-self-service-apis

We’ve completed yet another phase in our ongoing digital transformation project, so all our underwriting procedures and functions now are available for partners within our personal lines to use immediately. The interactive user guides with in-built test functionality lets partners call our API from their own websites and apps which enables them to offer our products and services directly

 

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