Internet Trends 2018

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At 3.6B, internet users total more than half of the global population. Given this mainstream status, new growth may be harder to come by, although rapid innovation and increased competition continue to drive product improvements, which in turn prompts more usage. In fact, on average, adults spend nearly six hours engaged with digital media. These are just some of the findings in this year’s annual Internet Trends Report authored by Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins. Gaining…

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Recreational Drones: What You Need to Know

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This post was authored by Elizabeth Marazzo, OneBeacon Risk Control Technology Specialist. Adoption of drones–or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)–has expanded across industries and recreationally in recent years. This proliferation has necessitated FAA regulations for public safety. However, these regulations are seen as a hurdle by drone owners and operators because of the mandated restrictions. Manufacturers also claim it has hindered market growth. The most prevalent of these restrictions is known as the “line of sight rule”…

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Self-Driving Cars: The Local Impact

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At OneBeacon, specialty expertise matters. One way that we continually demonstrate our targeted expertise is by publishing articles in industry trade publications. Today, we’re pleased to share an article authored by Kenny Smith, Risk Control Manager supporting OneBeacon Government Risks. His topic was autonomous vehicles and how this innovative transportation mode will impact public entities. Titled “Here’s how self-driving vehicles are impacting cities and towns” this article appeared in PropertyCasualty360 on June 6. For further…

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Artificial Intelligence on the ECIA Phoenix Agenda

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As technology insurance specialists, we appreciate opportunities to share expertise with our industry partners and colleagues. Next week, Risk Control Manager Tushar Nandwana will speak at the Electonic Components Industry Association’s (ECIA) regional event in Phoenix. Tushar will discuss artificial intelligence, including the growth of this technology. He will also review the proliferation of its use in existing and new applications, and potential concerns or hazards. For additional information about ECIA and this event, visit the…

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Intelligence 2.0: Where Artificial Gets Real

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There are days when we’d prefer for someone else to do the thinking for us – and these days, that wish is not so far-fetched! One of the more opportunistic developments has been the field of artificial intelligence (“AI”). With the overwhelming amount of data available to help us assess and evaluate matters, using AI to rapidly digest information presents a potential sea change in many industries. From language translation to diagnosing and treating cancer,…

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