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A start-up by three ex-Googlers use AI that makes people happier at work

Humu, a start-up led by three ex-Google employees uses AI to 'push' individual employees into small actions that aids in improving staffers' satisfaction and better teamwork.

India TV Tech Desk Reported by: India TV Tech Desk New Delhi Published on: January 01, 2019 16:29 IST
A start-up by three ex-Googlers use AI that makes people happier at work
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A start-up by three ex-Googlers use AI that makes people happier at work

According to a New York Times report, in order to make employees feel more happy at work, a start-up that is led by three ex-Google employees are using Artificial Intelligence to 'push' individual employees into small actions that aids in improving staffers' satisfaction and promote better teamwork.

Humu, based in Google's hometown, builds on some of the so-called people-analytics programmes pioneered by the Internet giant that has studied things like the traits, which define great managers and how to foster better teamwork.

"Then it uses emails and text messages to 'nudge' individual employees into small actions that advance the larger goal," the report added.

Another aim of the start-up is to bring data-driven insights to other companies by using AI to conduct surveys to identify behavioural changes that can make a big impact on elevating a workforce's happiness.

"At the heart of Humu's efforts is the company's 'nudge engine' (yes, it's trademarked). 

"It is based on the economist Richard Thaler's Nobel Prize-winning research into how people often make decisions because of what is easier rather than what is in their best interest, and how a well-timed nudge can prompt them to make better choices," the report said.

(With IANS inputs)

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