This is the first real mention of machine learning I have seen from a significant (re)insurance player.

The volume of data (re)insurers hold and the relative under-analysis compared to sectors such as retail meant it was only a matter of time before the power of learning machines such as IBM's Watson would be brought to bear.

The really interesting question is whether those peta-bytes of data are holding a percent or two saving on the combined ratio, or true industry changing insight.