Swiss Re SONAR: new emerging risks insights 2017
Underestimated infectious diseases, growing water stress, the impact of future artificial intelligence legislation, cloud risk accumulation or precision farming: Do you want to know more about these topics?
The human factor – stress and fatigue in safety-relevant jobs
High-profile accidents such as Deepwater Horizon highlighted the role of the human factor in high-risk system vulnerability.
Bugs on the march – underestimated infectious diseases
Mammals, alone, play host to 320 000 unknown viruses. And if just one of them jumps to humans, it could well touch off the next epidemic or pandemic.
Swiss Re's SONAR report helps shape the debate around emerging risks and how they can best be tackled
Helping drive the dialogue necessary to create a pro-active, pre-emptive risk management culture across the industry
Some are already with us and others only just discernible on the horizon. But all of them could potentially impact not only the insurance industry but also society as a whole. Swiss Re's latest SONAR report draws on the company's unique in-house risk management expertise to chart the progress of evolving risks which could spell both opportunities and dangers for the insurance industry in the future. Read more in the full story.
The perfect storm – cloud risk accumulation
Cloud services have become widespread, for businesses and consumers alike. The increase in data volumes, and the mobility of data access have been driving the adoption of cloud computing as well as lower costs.
Man-made epidemic – opioid medication and popular health
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of prescription opioids sold in the country has nearly quadrupled since 1999.
The big drying – growing water stress
Most of California, the U.S. Southwest and Central states had been obliged to deal with an on-going water crisis.
Cash repression – the paper money squeeze
There is growing criticism of paper money and coins, and a small but increasing number of companies and service providers no longer allow for cash payment.
Blame your robot – emerging artificial intelligence legislation
The rising importance and capability of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and self-learning machines pose questions about the changing status of intelligent machines.
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