What are you reading?

We have some of the greatest minds in the AI and insurance industry within this community, so I’d love to know what you’re reading. What blogs, sites, newsletters and the like do you follow or subscribe to to stay current on our industry or topics specific to your role? Please share the links to the sites or to articles you’re reading now so we can all benefit!

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I am a big podcast junkie, and I recently came across Me, Myself and AI, where the host interviews different leaders in AI. I especially enjoyed this episode Less Algorithm, More Application: Lyft’s Craig Martel. I also love that they include the episode transcript if you want to skip to the parts you’re most interested in.

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I’m a fan of a few industry news aggregators - Insurance Thought Leadership is one of them. I appreciate not only the range of articles that are shared, but also ITL Editor-In-Chief Paul Carroll’s perspective on a hot topic - today it’s his thoughts on what we can all learn from the recent announcements by General Electric and Johnson & Johnson.

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Stephen Applebaum’s daily Connected newsletter is also filled with great content, focused on the Property & Casualty insurance segment.

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Currently re-reading The Myth of Artificial Intelligence by Erik. J. Larson. It’s a great read and helps me get past some of the hype surrounding AI. It’s help me explain to clients and prospective clients what AI is an isn’t. It left me thinking that even calling it “artificial intelligence” leads so misunderstandings.

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Wow! nice to see such strong levels of interest around AI. Thanks for some of the pointers. I do follow Connected…I avoid reading too much around AI as it feels like I haven’t disconnected from work at all!! :slight_smile:)
I like some of the blogs that simplify these concepts. Here is one I enjoy,
https://wiki.pathmind.com/

And of course, we all love Sebastian Ruder, :slight_smile:

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I love this article I read recently on personalizing customer engagements. We can’t lose the human touch even when we automate!

https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2021/12/24/personalized-communications-are-integral-to[…]20211230&utm_medium=enl&utm_source=email&utm_term=pc360

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https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/insurance-2030-the-impact-of-ai-on-the-future-of-insurance Interesting article from McKinsey on what the next decade could look like because of the impact of AI on the insurance industry

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Its good to know more & more about AL

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For those new to AI, I recommend Coursera courses provided by Andrew Ng.
The most basic one is AI for everyone:

He also has a few other topics such as

  • Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Convolutional Neural Networks

that are interesting.

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Interesting article on how COVID-19 has impacted the adoption of AI in insurance industry

https://towardsdatascience.com/covid-19-will-increase-ai-adoption-in-insurance-5f2d65db2221

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I have been reading about model based testing and getting it into Ushu’r Testing culture to make impactful testing to help our customers.

https://automated-360.com/model-based-testing/model-based-testing/

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https://arxiv.org/pdf/2202.10163.pdf white paper on document extraction AI geoscience

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I have recently started as a junior developer at Tower Insurance and finished up reading “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim. It’s a great book for beginners entering the IT industry as it provides an enjoyable experience in understanding why a lot of DevSecOp practices are put in place today.

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I have been reading about some of the challenges faced by Phil Knight in his memoir Shoe Dog!

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https://towardsdatascience.com/covid-19-will-increase-ai-adoption-in-insurance-5f2d65db2221

Interesting article on the increase in AI/ML due to the pandemic