The application of Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare and wellness industries is nothing new. Healthcare is arguably the industry making the biggest strides in this area, followed closely by the automotive, law, and military sectors.
There are countless organizations out there exploring the use of AI to cure diseases, increase longevity, and improve quality of life. It’s being used in fitness apps and other wearable technology to collect patient data and recognize patterns and predict outcomes; to provide real time clinical insights; and to read CAT scans and lab reports.
And soon enough, it won’t be unusual for a human like robot to be giving massages. AiTreat, a Singapore-based startup is already experimenting with this… so cool.
Personally, I’m excited about exploring new and innovative applications of AI to improve the guest experience and increase profitability. AI embedded into booking engines can help improve the overall guest experience, business efficiencies and attract new customers.
Saunas have been used for thousands of years and are still popular today. A sauna can help people to unwind and relax, and it may have other health benefits.
Sweating has long been used as a therapy. The Mayans used sweat houses 3,000 years ago, according to Harvard Health Publications. In Finland, saunas have been used for thousands of years, and 1 in 3 Finns still use them. In the United States (U.S.), there are thought to be over a million saunas.
Hot off the press! By utilising excess heat from data centre servers together with the latest technology, you can now experience the world’s first data-driven sauna. Sauna goers can muster up a sweat when people all around the world are surfing the web, searching databases and using cloud services. The Finnish-Swedish company Tieto stays true to the legacy of the sauna tradition and never misses an opportunity to slip out of the costume and into the sauna.
On 1st April, the company will inaugurate what it claims to be the world’s first data-driven saunas at their Nordic data centres in Stockholm, Helsinki and Stavanger. Named AiSauna, the sauna has been launched in connection with Finland’s 100 year anniversary which is celebrated throughout the year 2017.
“The amount of data stored and processed in our data centres increases rapidly. We now want to combine Finnish tradition, data from our Nordic customers and the latest technology to create something unique that contributes to a warmer society and a completely new level of digital customer experience,” said Alicia Turing, Data Scientist and Sauna Architect at Tieto.