The Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence

As if driving motor vehicles weren’t risky enough, the second fatality involving an autonomous vehicle has scientists going back to the drawing board to see where artificial intelligence failed.

The first reported fatality involving a driverless car killed a driver in Florida in 2015. This most recent fatality, which occurred in Arizona last month, involved a pedestrian and halted Uber’s use of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads in several cities.

For information about insurance legislation involving autonomous vehicles, visit the website of the National Conference of Insurance Legislatures. I wrote and teach a 3-hour insurance CE webinar for A.D. Banker and Company, Driving into the Future: Uber, Drones, and Driverless Cars if you’re interested in more information about how this technology affects the insurance industry.

Ridesharing

Q: Do you know how hiring a ride with a Transportation Network Company (TNC) like Uber or Lyft works?

Q: Do you know if the TNC has auto insurance, requires its drivers to have insurance, and/or conducts background checks before hiring drivers?

Q: If you want to drive for a TNC, do you know if you must pass a background check, if your car must pass an inspection, if you must have certain types and limits of insurance?

Q: When does a ride really begin and end? How much does one cost and how high can the prices go?

Q: What’s all the hooplah about?


We’ll answer these and other questions during our live webinar, Ridesharing, which will be presented on May 16 at 11 a.m. Mountain/1 p.m. Eastern time. Insurance producers and adjusters in Montana will earn 1 hour of continuing education (CE) credit for completing the webinar and click here to register.

New for 2017 … Webinars by Request!

In addition to our monthly schedule of insurance continuing education webinars, we are now offering insurance CE webinars by request. This means is we will hold webinars just for you–at dates and times that work for you, including Saturday mornings. Choose from among the 15 courses in our curriculum or arrange for us to develop a webinar to meet your particular needs.

How does it work?

  1. You contact us with your preferred date and time, and the webinars you are interested in
  2. We check Linda’s availablity as instructor
  3. Our fee is based on the number of attendees; the more attendees, the lower the cost per person

For more information, click here.

New Insurance Classroom CE Seminar Approved

Our newest insurance classroom insurance CE seminar was approved this week for 4 hours in the state of Montana. P&C: 4 Important Pieces touches on four specific topics that are essential to both personal lines and commercial lines producers:

  • Bonds and suretyship
  • Crime and fidelity insurance
  • Inland marine coverages
  • Renting cars

The debut presentation of this course will be held in Kalispell on September 23, 2016 beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit our FloodCo CE page.

Two New Classroom CE Courses Approved

We are happy to report that the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Program just approved two new classroom insurance CE courses:

P&C Smorgasbord was approved for 8 hours of credit and contains eight, 1-hour topics:

  • Renting Cars
  • Bonds
  • Identity Theft
  • Terrorism Insurance
  • Inland Marine Coverages
  • Reinsurance
  • Surplus Lines
  • Cyber Security

Life and Health Smorgasbord was approved for 4 hours of credit and contains three topics:

  • Anti-money laundering (1 hour)
  • Medicare (2 hours)
  • Affordable Care Act (1 hour)

Both courses will be presented in Missoula during the week of September 18, 2016. For more information about pricing and registration, click here.