Or are banksters [for insurance is, after all, banking on your own mortality] putting the premium on profit in an aging Japan?
From the Yomiuri Shimbun:
A major life insurance company will deploy humanoid robots nationwide this autumn, using them to wait on customers at its offices and sending them out on sales calls.
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. has announced plans to deploy 100 Pepper robots, made by SoftBank Group Corp., at its 80 branches in October. Pepper will explain insurance products and services, and accompany sales people on their rounds.
This will give Meiji Yasuda the highest number of humanoid robots deployed in the financial industry.
Pepper will explain comparatively simple, reasonably priced insurance products in customer service areas at branch offices. The robots also will attend to visitors at insurance seminars held by the company, and accompany Meiji Yasuda salespeople on visits to other companies to promote insurance products.
How long before we start to see robotic peddlers on our own doorsteps?
And what does such a development imply?
What other sales jobs can be filled without having to do with those messy humans? No unions, no health insurance, no retirement benefits, and programmed to do exactly what you want them to do.
Kinda like the Trump Republican base.