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Press release

Now they start their first AI journeys!

Published: 24 September 2019

Now 30 companies and public enterprises receive support from Vinnova to carry out their first innovation projects in artificial intelligence. Among the projects are an AI coach for stress management, automated decision support for planning in the home service and a solution for using AI to identify how well companies report their indirect climate impact.

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The projects will support through a new effort from Vinnova, \"Start your AI journey\", where small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector gets funding for its first innovation projects in AI. These are demonstration projects that use AI based on machine learning for new advanced features.

It is part of a larger package of several investments that Vinnova is making to advance Sweden's position within AI.

- This effort provides the opportunity for organizations to implement their first AI project and thereby increase their competence in the field. The development of AI is quick and both the private and public sectors need to be better at taking advantage of the great opportunities it creates, says Daniel Rencrantz, head of department at Vinnova.

The projects receive funding from Vinnova with up to half a million SEK each.

Examples of project receiving funding:

AI coach Linus monitors the stress, Linkura AB
A service where users receive support to maintain or strengthen their own wellbeing with a focus on stress. A cure should be trained so that it can provide insights and recommendations to the user.

Automation and decision support for investigations of concerns for children and young people, Norrtälje municipality
The goal of the project is to use AI to create proposals for decisions to initiate or not to initiate investigations in case of concerns regarding children and young people.

Careful home service planning with AI, Joliv AB
The project will develop a demonstrator of a decision support for home service planning that learns feedback from users and from actual outcomes.

Automatic assessment of heart sound applied to close care, Region Västerbotten
The goal of the project is early detection of cardiovascular disease with the help of decision support linked to electronic stethoscope and to develop AI methods
for classification of heart sounds.

Indirect impact - direct climate effect, 2050 Consulting AB
A project to identify how well companies report their indirect emissions by means of AI and machine learning.

Content recommendations for increased relevance in digital media, Triggerbee AB
Must develop a software solution to provide content recommendations on websites, e-commerce sites and news services with the help of machine learning.

See all project here


Daniel Rencrantz

Director, Head of division

+46 8 473 31 84

Daniel Holmberg

Press secretary

+46 8 473 30 53

Last updated 24 September 2019

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