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Sompo Japan taps AI to determine fault in car accidents

Dash cam recorders and GPS data expected to accelerate benefits payout

The program will begin as early as this year and cover 100,000 vehicles in which dash cam recorders are installed. (Photo by Kaisuke Ota)

TOKYO -- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance will use artificial intelligence to examine car insurance claims, using GPS and dash cam recorder data to enable quicker payouts of benefits.

The Tokyo-based insurer plans to introduce the program as early as this year to cover around 100,000 vehicles in which customers have installed dash cam recorders. The company is developing the system with Genext, an image analysis specialist based in Yokohama.

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