We have seen encouraging initiatives to fight Covid-19. Artificial intelligence can support this battle in many ways. FAIA launched an open call for all AI experts and organizations, with the aim to identify and build AI solutions which provides insights and concrete help in the ongoing fight.

What can AI do to fight the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath?  To answer the question, FAIA has launched a COVID-19 batch pooling together relevant data and technology providers and AI expertise and initiatives that could help face the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The AI expert task force forms a hands-on group that jointly works on various solutions, such as the following non-exhaustive list:

Machine learning AND DATA SCIENCE

  • Predicting the spread of the disease, onset of new pandemics, and other alerts

  • Nowcasting and forecasting economic development

  • Predicting infections with wearable technology

Natural language processing

  • Knowledge extraction, validation and auditing

  • Model the spread of information in social networks

Computer vision

  • Imaging and computer vision for diagnosis and prognosis

  • Situational awareness, movement and traffic monitoring


  • Data anonymization and time and purpose limitation 

  • Privacy-preserving tracking and contact tracing

We thank everyone who submitted their interest through our RFI! We have started working on the batch and are not taking further submissions at this time.

Pulse - Nowcasting the Finnish economy

Due to the novel Coronavirus, the ability to form a holistic view of economic development has grown in importance. As many official statistics are updated with a delay, the need for real-time data is imminent. To tackle this, we have published a new website with five pulses that monitor the economy.

At the moment the website is offered in Finnish, but an English version is coming out soon.


Finnish AI Accelerator Alexander Törnroth

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Minna Mustakallio

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Vera Saavalainen

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Finnish AI Accelerator Antti Poikola

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Tomasz Mucha

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Mika Aho

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