Aiming to make employees feel happier at work, a start-up led by three ex-Googlers, is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to "push" individual employees into small actions that improve staffers' satisfaction and foster better teamwork, The New York Times has reported.
Start-up by ex-Googlers uses AI to make people happier at work
"Humu is based in Google's hometown and builds on some of the so-called people-analytics programmes pioneered by the Internet giant, which has studied things like the traits that define great managers and how to foster better teamwork.
The start-up also aims to bring data-driven insights to other companies by conducting surveys using AI to identify behavioural changes that are capable of making the biggest 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.