AI won’t take your job. It will help you stay productive.

Posted by Tiina Mustonen on November 28, 2017

Will robots take over jobs? What will the working life be like in five years? Which factors will separate the wheat from the chaff?

Skyrocketing technological development can sometimes make us confused and cautious. Will I still be sitting at my desk in a year from now? What about my colleagues? Should I read more WIRED to keep up with the times? 

56% of Americans believe that automation will destroy more jobs than it creates. In less than five years, today’s regular jobs, like accounting, might not be in our own hands anymore. “We envision that in the next four years, robots will take on a large chunk of the manual labor of specialist jobs,” said Timo Helosuo, CEO of IP services provider, Kolster

Automation, robotization, artificial intelligence and technology will shape the working life. It will even transform cities and infrastructures. That’s why it often feels invasive and causes negative responses.

Change is a psychological process creating uncertainty. During change, people are afraid of losing something they value in the present. Our attitude towards change is also affected by the fear of losing control, as change often brings with it uncontrollable and unknown factors. When you think about smart technology, do you see a self driving, robot-like car? Or an intelligent application, which can read your body and its inner functions better than you yourself and recommends activities which support your wellbeing the best?

When it comes to the discussion on smart technology, what if you shifted the focus from robots and machines to people and wellbeing? What if artificial intelligence will take over offices to improve our wellbeing at work, making us more inspired and productive? Could AI help you feel better during your day at work? Could it help you with your performance by unlocking your full potential?

Indoor air purifying Naava smart green wall at an office.

It’s all about what artificial intelligence is used for. Is it used to take something away from people, or to bring something new to us. We at Naava, used it to connect technology with nature.

Naava is the only AI-driven green wall on the planet. Thanks to AI and technology, we have found a way to bring real nature’s benefits for health and wellbeing indoors for the first time. It enables people to work in natural environments where our thoughts were made to run wild.

Naava smart green wall brings the feel of nature indoors.
We are at our most creative when we are in nature. The same feeling is possible to be recreated at the workplace - with the combination of AI, technological development and nature.
Naava in wellness store PUR.

Naava’s AI takes nature’s IQ to a whole new level

Naava utilizes nature’s development of millions of years and technology to increase plants’ air purification abilities a hundredfold in comparison with typical plants.

The technology of Naava smart green wall

Thanks to artificial intelligence, Naava can continuously adjust the living conditions of its plants to remain optimal for the plants to be able to best perform as biological air purifiers.

Naava’s smart technology enables the smart green wall to work on full power and create fresh forest air all around it. Air, which makes you re-energized and inspired.

Naava in the conference room of Svea Ekonomi.

You are what you breathe - How air affects your brain

The air we breathe affects our cognitive performance. In a study by Harvard University, researchers changed the quality of indoor air and monitored its effects on the cognitive abilities of test subjects.
Naava at AstraZeneca

Improved ventilation, reduced chemicals, and lower levels of carbon dioxide led to a significant impact on decision-making abilities:

      • Crisis management (97% higher in buildings with lower VOC levels and 131% higher in buildings with lower VOC levels and increased ventilation)
      • Strategic thinking (183% and 288% higher)
      • Information use (172% and 299% higher)

The impact of improved indoor air could be seen in the test subjects’ ability to plan, prepare, strategize and apply information in strategic decision-making - which are the exact capabilities needed in the work of today’s specialists. Considering the future of work, these are also the abilities differentiating people from robots.

Now is the time to consider how we could perform best in tasks requiring emotional intelligence, creativity, consulting and analysis.

Indoor air is headwork’s toughest opponent

These days the typical indoor spaces we live and work don’t support the needs of our wellbeing and performance, but would be better suited for robots with their bleak and stuffy nature.

Stuffy indoor air and the chemicals in it can block our stream of thought. Naava was originally created to solve the company’s founder Aki Soudunsaari’s personal problems created by the poor quality of indoor air. Thanks to technological development, Naava has an innovative impact on indoor air, naturalizing indoor air, reducing harmful chemicals and adjusting air humidity to support people’s wellbeing.

How can AI improve your performance

A recent study by BRE has shown that Naava can break down over 50% of indoor air’s harmful chemical compound MEK (methyl ethyl ketone, or butanone). This test on the example chemical shows how Naava truly impacts the environment you work in - and consequently also the results of your work.
Naava smart green wall reduces symptoms of poor indoor air quality and improves wellbeing and productivity. In addition to improving indoor air quality, Naava also brings a piece of nature indoors. Seeing nature has a calming effect on us, which enhances cognitive performance. Together, forest fresh indoor air and a view of nature directly benefit your productivity. 

Who would have thought that artificial intelligence can improve your wellbeing and performance? 

Natural solutions with smart technology

Smart technology can help us solve the biggest challenges of our time.

People have always aimed to make their lives better and easier - now technology has become the tool to make it happen. Without technology, Naava would be just another beautiful green wall - and without its living plants, it would be just another tech app on AppStore. Due to the combination of advanced technology and nature, it can fight against the ever-growing indoor air problem of urbanization in the most natural way possible.

We believe that once technology is used to improve people’s wellbeing, not just to jump on the tech bandwagon, we will have a much brighter, and fresher, future ahead of us.

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