Najm upgrades its skills to detect insurance fraud

Najm’s CEO Dr. Mohammad Al-Suliman, who attended the event, reiterated the significance of Najm’s partnership with SAS.
Updated 12 November 2019

Najm upgrades its skills to detect insurance fraud

Najm for Insurance Services participated in the recent SAS Global Forum 2019, an international platform showcasing the latest technologies from the artificial intelligence (AI) sector, including technologies used to uncover and detect fraud.
The event took place between Oct. 21 and 23rd in Milan, Italy. It was organized by SAS, a leading global entity in the field of business intelligence and AI analysis, and the largest global independent source for data analysis software and services.
Najm’s participation in this event comes alongside some of the world’s leading technology and AI companies from around the world, highlighting its keenness to be present at global events and activations to keep abreast of the latest technologies with the potential to enhance its digital capabilities and offerings and better serve its clients. Najm is particularly keen on enhancing its operational fraud detection and combat processes and promoting awareness regarding its risks.
The event also provided an opportunity for Najm to exchange knowledge with some of the world’s top innovative companies and service providers such as SAS, in addition to explore new best practices adopted in developed countries to further promote its cooperation efforts with such entities, similar to an earlier cooperation agreement signed with SAS aiming to benefit from its expertise in detecting and limiting fraud within insurance claims.

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4,500 - fraud cases valued at around SR47.8 million were detected by Najm through a vigorous plan it developed to combat fraud.

Najm’s CEO Dr. Mohammad Al-Suliman, who attended the event, reiterated the significance of Najm’s partnership with SAS, which he said had resulted in improved levels of fraud detection and faster claim responses, alongside enhanced awareness that aims to organize the submission of claims from clients by adopting a proactive approach and utilizing the latest data analysis technologies to detect and halt fraud attempts.
He added that SAS has achieved automation in defining patterns of insurance claims at Najm, complementing current manual procedures that seek to detect fraud cases through automatic behavioral responses and risk assessment activities.
Najm developed a vigorous plan to detect and combat fraud, through which it was able to detect around 4,500 fraud cases valued at around SR47.8 million. Moreover, between the beginning of 2018 and August 2019, 24,000 cases were identified as suspected fraud cases. Najm combats fraud through an integrated team of well-trained staff members and is expected to complete its comprehensive anti-fraud system within the next two years.


MBRSC opens registration for space science camp

Updated 09 August 2020

MBRSC opens registration for space science camp

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the opening of registration for the Deep Learning Camp for university students, which will be held virtually from Aug. 18 to 20. The Deep Learning Camp is part of the initiatives of the MBRSC to support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology fields, promoting the building of a generation capable of adopting advanced technologies to tackle future challenges.

Through the camp, MBRSC aims to provide the youth with a unique experience to explore space science through theoretical and practical lessons, activities conducted by experts and specialists in the field from the center. The camp is a great opportunity for students interested in the field of space sciences to acquire new skills about remote sensing and satellite analysis.

Yousuf Hamad Al-Shaibani, director general, MBRSC, said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre is keen to make effective contributions that support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology field. Young people can explore the important aspect of space science and modern technologies that are the basis for advanced science in all fields through this camp. The UAE’s ambition to strengthen its leadership in the space sector is clear, as the country is taking prominent initiatives in space technology and enhancing its role in this field. This has acted as a catalyst for younger generations to study such scientific disciplines.”

Saeed Al-Mansoori, head of application development and analysis section, MBRSC, said: “Through these initiatives, we are working to prepare the youth and develop their skills to keep pace with the future of deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies. To keep pace with the developments in the field of space sciences and technology in the region and globally, it has become necessary to possess such important skills and knowledge.”

“This camp is a great opportunity for students interested in space science. The camp includes theoretical and practical activities, including sessions on satellite image analysis, remote sensing and artificial intelligence, and other topics related to enriching young people’s knowledge and attracting them to this field,” added Al-Mansoori.

The Deep Learning Camp is divided into theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions deal with the definition of the principles of deep learning, its applications and the techniques used therein, with focus on satellite image analysis. The practical sessions will involve learning the applied aspects of deep learning through specialized machine learning applications, including Python programming with Google Colab. The practical session will also engage the participants in a technological challenge through a hackathon, with great prizes awaiting the winners.

During the three-day camp, participants will learn 3 key elements: Principles of deep learning and artificial intelligence, how to use satellite imagery, and the ability to analyze and classify satellite images from a set of satellite image data.