Blockchain has been one of the most talked about technologies of 2017, with some even calling it the most revolutionary technology since the widespread use of the Internet.
Most manufacturers have announced plans to bring semi-autonomous vehicles to the market by 2020, but would you take your hands off your steering wheel while driving 100 km/h?
Take a moment to reflect on the last problem you wanted to solve, issue you wanted to change or great idea you wanted to implement in your professional environment. Were you able to solve the problem? Change the issue? Implement the idea? Or did execution fail because you didn’t have time to get around to it.
This can often happen when organizations approach innovation. The concept seems like this ‘big, scary, time prolonged’ project that no one has time for. BUT it doesn’t have to be. And our recent 2-day innovation sprint in Munich, Germany can prove it.
Blockchain has been all the buzz and last week, Cookhouse Lab kicked off our second project in our Blockchain series. During this four week sprint, the project will delve into group benefit coordination to produce a prototype using Blockchain technology to improve the coordination of benefits process.
What if I told you that in just twenty years, it is estimated that there will be 23 million autonomous vehicles on highways in the US?
How does it make you feel? Uneasy? Excited? Both?!
The technology for autonomous driving has arrived. And with that, change is inevitable. Here are some of the ways this technology will shift the insurance industry:
Amongst the hottest innovation trends today, Blockchain is often mentioned. Although Blockchain is often just associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, this technology has enormous potential to impact the future customer experience. From our first collaborative Blockchain project, we've learned that countless insurance use cases are ripe for exploration. These use cases span from back office improvements, fraud detection, to positively impacting the role of insurance from the consumer's perspective.
Let's take a moment and think about what the future of insurance will look like once Blockchain is widely used and implemented.
Cookhouse Lab had the pleasure of hosting the BOTFriends team earlier this month as Cookhouse embarked on its first chatbot project. While they were in town, we had the opportunity to sit down with the team to learn more about their story and their thoughts on chatbots, innovation, and the future. Read more on our Q&A session below:
Artificial intelligence (AI) dates back to the year 1950, when Alan Turing developed the Turing test to evaluate a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour that could be equivalated to those of humans. Since then, the field has exploded.
In businesses today, AI can be found in many forms including intelligent conversational chatbots. These bots are becoming increasingly popular, with over 30,000 chatbots (as of 2016) existing on various messaging interfaces. These chatbots cater to an audience of 4.1 billion users, most of whom are on these platforms every day.
What can you accomplish in 24 hours when you bring together a group of curious thinkers?
Cookhouse Lab hosted our first free Innovation Challenge Event last week and the topic of interest was machine learning. Machine learning has been a definite hot topic for manual process optimization in any industry, and our participants were taken through a condensed Cookhouse Lab innovation sprint towards creating insurance specific use cases.
The Cookhouse Lab Drone Insurance project launched on Monday 31 July. The purpose of this four-week project was to identify how to best insure drones, given that there is currently a lack of data which is preventing insurers from being able to launch products tailored to the risk requirements of individual drone users.