Praedicat expands liability emerging risks underwriting toolset

Praedicat has launched its new Company Risk Score designed to simplify the underwriting of complex emerging risks for liability insurance.

Available in the provider's emerging risk software product CoMeta, Company Risk Score
applies machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to identify emerging risks in scientific literatures. Upon identifying new risks, the literatures are tracked over time as they acquire the characteristics needed to be admitted as scientific evidence in litigation. Praedicat then connects the commercial exposures associated with the risks to the business activities of companies, and quantifies the probability of litigation for any company and any particular risk.

“This is a game-changer,” said David Loughran, Praedicat’s senior vice-president of product. “Praedicat’s Company Risk Score distills text data describing risk from tens of thousands of published scientific articles, connects the risks to over 100,000 companies, and then summarises the connections for any company into one actionable score.

The Company Risk Score is designed for general liability, D&O, and products liability underwriting and risk management.

Risks covered include chemicals and plastics, products such as cell phones, environmental exposure such as diesel, climate risks from greenhouse gases, and new materials and technologies such as nanotech. Ongoing mass litigation events like those centered on PFAS, agricultural and consumer herbicides, arsenic-laden baby food, and talcum powder are built into the scoring.

New risks are added regularly, and the scores will evolve as new risks emerge and as companies themselves develop and improve their business operations. Users can drill down as far as is needed to understand the risk, from the overall score to the company’s at-risk business activities and to the underlying science.

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