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Your Next Insurance Agent Will Be a Robot

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Credit: The Guardian

A robot just gave your insurance agent a pink slip. Blame the machine's whisperer: Snejina Zacharia.

On Thursday (January 28), the 39-year-old took aim at the $220 billion-a-year U.S. auto insurance industry when she launched Insurify. Technically, her Cambridge, Mass.-based startup isn't an insurance company. Rather it helps you sort through the maze of competing companies, their premiums, and those dizzying coverage plans. Think of it like Travelocity for auto insurance.

Move over Jake from State Farm. Your replacement's name is Evia, short for "expert virtual insurance agent."

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