Interesting look from Bloomberg on how the insurance industry is tackling the threat from driverless cars. (Noah Buhayar, Peter Robinson). Here’s one interesting little paragraph that jumped out at me:
Allstate already offers a device that tracks driving behavior so policyholders can earn rewards for safe practices. Wilson wonders: Why not use that information to offer customers a coupon when they drive past a restaurant?
On the health care tip, two new approaches to using A.I. to help care for the elderly:
And IBM’s Watson is being used to help spot early signs of patient’s decline — before they may know it themselves.
Nuclear Scientists ain’t afraid of no big bad A.I. Edward Moore Geist provides a great, succinct capsule history of A.I. research and its failed promise — and suggests why the singularity is the least of our worries (Not that there aren’t other worries).
An unlooked for use for drones: Shootin’ varmits. One Australian company is sees the potential.
And finally: One tech crunch contributor reviews current advances in machine learning and policing and wonders whether we want to hold up before we go full Minority Report.