Can AI Help Insurers Leverage Big Data Better?

There’s been a yawning skills gap for many high-level IT and big data skills for some time. Insurers have found themselves scrambling to develop IT and data analytics competencies, finding themselves in competition with companies from many industries outside of insurance and financial services for the talent they need. IBM, the company that brought you Watson, the artificial-intelligence platform and holder of the Jeopardy crown, thinks it has a solution to the skills gap, at least when it comes to data scientists and analysts: Bring in an AI platform such as Watson to do the heavy lifting. As Bernard Marr, a Forbes contributor, explains it, “IBM believes that it can offer a solution to the skills shortage by cutting out the data scientists and replacing (or supplementing) them with its…


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