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The Well-being and Health Sector’s Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Programme (Hyteairo)

The Hyteairo project’s emblem, the Well-being and Health Sector Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Programme (#hyteairo), which ran from 23 August 2016 to 31 December 2021, aimed to support and speed up the utilisation of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in wellbeing services. 

The objective of the Well-being and Health Sector AiRo Programme was:

  • To speed up the utilisation of artificial intelligence and robotics in the well-being sector’s services and operating processes
  • To determine and eliminate obstacles and create the prerequisites for the development and use of artificial intelligence and robotics in the well-being sector
  • To promote the sector’s AiRo technology business activities in Finland and export of the technology.

The Programme focused on the following areas:

  • Living at home (technology supporting smart ageing and care at home programme, KATI)
  • Conversational AI
  • AI analytics

The measures promoting the Programme were:

  • Network-based cooperation
  • Development of skills
  • Assessment of impact and effectiveness
  • International cooperation

Read more about Technology supporting smart ageing and care at home programme (KATI).

Well-being and Health Sector AiRo Programme brochure

Final report on the Hyteairo Programme (in Finnish)

Further information

Jukka Lähesmaa, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Management Support Unit / JOT, Strategy Group / STRA 0295163139  

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