New Online Tool for Testing Organisations’ AI Maturity

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way society functions and opening up new business opportunities. AI is expected to increase automation and boost productivity. However, organisations should first understand their own readiness for taking advantage of AI. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed an online tool that organisations can use to test their AI maturity.

beb917438fbdaf01_400x400ar.jpgvtt

The tool gives organisations a quick and easy way to find out how ready they are to harness the power of artificial intelligence. VTT’s online tool is available for all organisations, free of charge, at  https://ai.digimaturity.vtt.fi/ . With the tool, organisations can test their AI maturity in six dimensions, including e.g. strategy and management, competences and cooperation, and technology.

- The results are shown in a graph that helps organisations identify their most important areas for improvement. However, it is important to remember that the appropriate maturity level of an organisation always depends on the nature of its business and its status in the value network. The goal is therefore not necessarily to achieve the highest level of maturity in all the dimensions”, explains Senior Scientist Olli Kuusisto from VTT.

The business potential of artificial intelligence still largely untapped

The tool was developed on the basis of the work done in Finland’s Artificial Intelligence Accelerator resulting to an AI index, which was published in connection with the 2018 national Digibarometer survey. The survey revealed that it is not technology or access to technology that organisations find most challenging. Instead, they struggle with understanding the business potential of artificial intelligence and lack of competent staff.

- Taking advantage of artificial intelligence leads not only to higher productivity but also to new operating models, processes and business opportunities. It changes job descriptions and creates new professions and roles. The key question is how we can learn to use artificial intelligence in a way that adds value – in both private and public sector, Kuusisto says.

The new tool complements VTT’s existing digital maturity test. Organisations can test their digital maturity at  https://digimaturity.vtt.fi/ . The two tools are independent of each other, and the tests can be taken either separately or together.

More information on Artificial Intelligence Accelerator:  https://faia.fi/

More information on Digibarometer survey (in Finnish, AI Index pp. 10-20):  http://www.digibarometri.fi/uploads/5/8/8/7/58877615/digibarometri_2018.pdf

Asset Management | 18.2.2019

Latest articles

Wärtsilä software will enable a new Simulation Centre to meet needs of cruise, ferry and superyacht clients

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply and configure the software solutions for a new, state-of-the-art, purpose built simulation centre.

R&D | 20.5.2019

Safe chemical storage is essential for safety, health and business prosperity

Many industries use and store dangerous chemicals, and the chemical waste produced. Storing these substances safely is essential to protect workers’ health, the environment, and the public from the effects of potential chemical spills and gas emissions. In this article the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health, EU-OSHA, gives tips on how to keep workers safe and healthy.

HSE | 16.5.2019

Safe and sustainable airport maintenance with tractors

Robotic vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers are already a reality, but can the same idea be applied to a 7-ton machine clearing an airstrip from snow? Valtra and Nokian Tyres partnered up with three other Finnish companies for a joint proof-of-concept project at the European Union’s northernmost airport. 

Applications | 15.5.2019

Maintenance Performance and its Measurements

Maintenance performance can be difficult to measure.  But, measurements drive behavior and it is therefore important to think through what to measure.  The measurement should be designed in order to achieve the following:

Asset Management | 25.4.2019

Implementing RCM? 5 Mistakes You Need to Avoid

If you are considering to employ  RCM analysis  at your facility, it means you have recognized the need for a change in your maintenance strategies. Reliability-centered maintenance is an excellent way to keep your plant or machinery up and running by helping you choose the optimal maintenance strategy for all of your important assets. 

Cmms | 19.3.2019

Save Energy in Steam and Condensate Systems

The oldest paper mill still operating in Germany detects defective steam traps with digital ultrasonic testing technology

Partner Articles | 15.3.2019

Time to Invest in Europe’s Water Infrastructure

THE WATER AND SANITATION sector is an important part of the European economy. It represents more than 500,000 people directly employed in water and sewerage companies, operating thousands of facilities and several million kilometres of networks.

Editorial | 14.3.2019

Maintenance: A Necessary and Important Function in the Future

Euromaintenance 2016 will take place in Athens at the end of May. It is the ideal moment to reflect on maintenance in a European context. Euromaintenance is known as the summit for all involved in maintenance across Europe, it’s the place to be. The conference, with the support of the EFNMS, is the only commercially independent conference covering the topics we deal with in the maintenance world.

EFNMS | 20.5.2016