Weekly News Roundup – 5th May

We have a momentous weekend ahead, with the coronation of King Charles III. In a nod to the then Prince Charles, who said “We have to find a way of ensuring that our remarkable and seemingly beneficial advances in technology do not just become the agents of our own destruction”, we’ve pulled together some of the week’s biggest insurance tech stories.

Sky partners with Zurich to launch new smart home IOT insurance product (Source: Insurtech Insights)
The insurance package includes a number of smart devices, such as a video doorbell, leak detectors and motion sensors. It follows research from the telecoms behemoth in which nearly 40% of those polled cited their purchase of this kind of tech as key to making them feel safer when away from home.

Munich Re warns of increasing cyber risk accelerated by AI, IOT, geopolitical conflict (Source: Reinsurance News)
Key technology trends including AI and IOT create ‘vulnerabilities’, although the ‘human factor’ plays a role in cybersecurity says Munich Re.

‘Godfather of AI’ Geoffrey Hinton quits Google and warns over dangers of misinformation (Source: The Guardian)
The man who paved the way for ChatGPT wants to ‘speak freely about the dangers of AI’.

Birth of a unicorn: how Branch’s founders turned noes into yeses (Source: Carrier Management)
Great founder story on how to grow your instech.

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