Six Things | November 9th, 2021

In this week's Six Things, Paul Carroll discusses new thinking on driverless vehicles. Plus, the need for scalable response teams; how automation adds to the need for humans; and more.


New Thinking on Driverless Vehicles

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

Driverless vehicles reached a milestone last week when General Motors’ Cruise subsidiary began offering fully autonomous rides (as in, without a safety driver) in San Francisco. While Google’s Waymo has been offering fully autonomous rides in the East Valley of Phoenix for more than a year, operating in San Francisco’s compressed, complex environment takes AV ride-hailing offerings to a new level.

So, having reached this milestone, where do AVs now stand?

Not where many of us expected two or three years ago. And they are heading in a different direction than many predicted.

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How Automation Adds to Need for Humans
by Mark Breading

Automation does not mean industry professionals will be left out in the cold. In fact, the opposite may be true.

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5 Tips for Finding an RPA Solution
by Jeff Hiegert

Robotic process automation can manage workflows, improve accuracy, reduce operational costs and meet growing IT needs.

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Need for Scalable Response Teams
by  Greg Hanover

When disasters strike, insurers can become overwhelmed with calls and claims. They need to be able to scale their response teams quickly.

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You Get the Results You Reward
by Kevin Trokey

Reward high performers the same way you reward average performers, and you will soon find yourself with a whole bunch of average.

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Aduhelm: Case Study on Paying for Health
by Paul Seegert

As the controversial Alzheimer's drug shows, the only solution to our broken healthcare payment model is the free market.

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AI and the Risk Management Pro
by Shameek Kundu

Managing risks from poor-quality AI is too important to leave purely to technical specialists. An organization-wide perspective is needed.

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November Focus: Telematics

In all my years covering all manner of technology, telematics may have caught me off-guard the most. When I first wrote about Progressive’s auto telematics program, Snapshot, in 1998, it seemed like a slam dunk. Of course, it made sense to monitor how people drove and to price their insurance accordingly.

Or not.

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Making the World More Resilient

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