UK AgTech Startups The UK is home to a thriving ecosystem of AgTech startups as well as established firms that are using data to transform farming and food supply chains. As climate change and supply chain issues threaten global food production and distribution, connected data flowing from farms to retailers and consumers is helping to raise yields, lower costs, increase … [Read more...] about 5 UK AgTech Firms Using Data to Change Food Production
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AgTech Market Data The global AgTech market comprises a wide range of technologies, services, devices and software. Market sizes and forecasts for this sector vary significantly based on research methodologies and assumptions made about what to include. Below are a selections of forecasts and estimates from research houses, government bodies and academic institutions. This … [Read more...] about AgTech Market Data – forecasts and market sizes
The insurance industry, like most other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by AI. This cuts across all parts of the insurance business from marketing, sales and policy documentation to fraud detection and claims management. 3 key factors are accelerating AI-driven change for insurers: Users are increasingly expecting insurers to provide digital tools to manage … [Read more...] about How AI is transforming self-service inspections for insurers through computer vision technology
Zurich Insurance Group has announced it is to acquire AlphaChat, an Estonian provider of conversational AI. The technology will bolster Zurich's customer service automation efforts and take the firm further down the digital transformation path. AlphaChat has created a messaging automation solution capable of understanding natural language, authenticating users, providing … [Read more...] about Zurich doubles down on digital investments with purchase of AlphaChat
Manchester-based Sourceful has raised £8.8m in a seed funding round let by Index Ventures. The company will be launching its supply-chain platform in 2022 which aims to help companies source and manage eco-friendly products. The company claims its platform will enable companies to find, customise and design sustainable products while offsetting their carbon footprint. Adopting … [Read more...] about Sourceful raises £8.8m to develop supply chain platform