AI

Predicting the Future by Looking Back at the Past

Back in Time My husband was disappointed (like many, I’m sure) when 2015 came and went without the flying-car and hoverboard future promised by Back to the Future 2. And yet, there were a lot of things the iconic 1989 … Read More

Satellite Surveillance by the Centimeter

Five centimeters. That is the highest known resolution for spy satellites, though some believe current advanced government technology is accurate to a mere centimeter, close enough to read the screen of a person’s cell phone. Even at the five-centimeter range, … Read More

When Does a Treatment Become Medically Necessary?

According to many insurance companies, a medically necessary treatment is “necessary for the symptoms and diagnosis or treatment of the condition, illness, or injury.” However, the phrase “not medically necessary” is often what patients hear when an insurance company simply … Read More

Medical Coder – A job I did not know about

One year ago I came across a job I was not aware of: “medical coder.” In Switzerland, but also in the US, medical reports, written by medical doctors in “natural medical language,” are translated by medical coders into a series … Read More

Evaluating Houses

For insurance purposes, estimating the value and the risk of a building is not an easy task. An expert has to go to the location and assess the house in person… I wouldn’t trust photos taken by the owner!  This … Read More

Why Buy Into AI

The bottom line. Return on investment. Getting the most bang for your buck. However you phrase it, all companies are concerned with profit margins and risk management. CEOs of major companies have taken a cautious but steady approach to integrating … Read More