5 Challenges in AI implementation for Insurers

TUHINA CHATTOPADHYAY | January 16, 2020

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AI can improve productivity and help in decision making through training datasets. According to the survey of the Dataconomy, nearly 81% of 225 data scientists found the process of AI training more difficult than expected even with the data they had. Around 76% were struggling to label and interpret the training data.

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About 2,400 carefully selected independent agencies sell and service Encompass's highly differentiated policy combining home and auto insurance as well as excess liability and many other coverage options into a single annual household policy. Part of the Allstate group of companies, we excel at meeting the needs of discerning consumers who have much to protect. Encompass is one of the largest insurers to provide protection exclusively through independent agents.

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