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Fairfirst Insurance introduces very first artificial intelligence-based trilingual chat bot

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Fairfirst Insurance has launched its very first artificial intelligence-based chat bot named Machan. 

Yet another tech-driven breakthrough, Fairfirst policyholders will now be able to keep abreast of what’s happening with their claim without the hassle of having to reach out to the sales agent/broker or the Fairfirst call centre. Additionally, Machan is also the very first chat bot in the industry that is available in three languages – Sinhala, Tamil and English 

The launch of Machan is expected to reduce waiting time for claimants with real time updates available at their fingertips. Machan is capable of having simultaneous conversations with hundreds of people. No matter what time of the day it is or how many people are in contact, every single one of them will be answered immediately. What’s even more impressive is the ability for Fairfirst to continuously improve customer service through analytics and data collection. 

Commenting on this feature Fairfirst Insurance Head of IT Clement Fernandopulle said: “We are confident that Machan will significantly change how we operate and this is the first of many new process improvements to kick in.”

Another key feature is Machan’s ability to outline any due claim documentation and allow customers to upload these documents via the chat bot. Speaking on the launch of Machan Head of Claims Deshapriya De Silva said: “Claim settlements are any insurers biggest service priority and investments of this nature are sensible.”

Machan has been integrated into the Fairfirst corporate website www.fairfirst.lk. At present the chat bot addresses motor claims and will be extended into other aspects of the business soon.  Among the top general insurance companies of Sri Lanka, Fairfirst serves individuals, businesses and institutions across this beautiful island through a versatile workforce spread across a comprehensive branch network, affinity partners and leading brokers in the market.  Fairfirst Insurance is also part of the Canadian based Fairfax Group. Fairfax, through its subsidiaries, has an international insurance and reinsurance business with a global underwriting reach, longstanding relationships and a broad product range. Fairfax has a strong foothold in the growing insurance and reinsurance markets of Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Brazil.


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