Tieto appointed artificial intelligence to leadership team
The AI, called Alicia T, is the first AI to be nominated to a leadership team in an OMX-listed company. AI will help the management team to become truly data-driven and will assist the team in seeking innovative ways to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world.
Tieto established its new data-driven businesses unit in July 2016 to help Nordic organisations to create innovative data-driven services and new business models.
In support of this goal, Tieto is also investigating the opportunities AI can present to the new unit’s leadership team. Alicia T. will become a full-fledged member of the management team and also possess the capacity to cast votes.
Within new data-driven businesses the team has already started to generate and deploy data-driven ideas together with customers and the Nordic start-up ecosystem.
Alicia T’s role in the leadership team is to support data-driven decision-making and innovate new data-driven ideas with the help of machine intelligence and advanced data analytics.
Technically the member is equipped with a conversational interface system so it is possible have a discussion with it and ask questions about anything. In the current shape, the AI is a basic construction that will continue to evolve in both form and data capacity.
The AI has been built by developers at Tieto’s data-driven business unit on top of Tieto's startup team's M2M robotics system and chassis.
Tieto is using this experiment especially to test technologies related to conversational interface, as conversational engines like Apple’s personal assistant Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana lead the way in natural language processing, which will eventually be used in enterprise-grade services as well. ■