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IBM launches Watson Works to help companies plan their return to work

June 20, 2020

IBM announced Watson Works, a select suite of products that integrate Watson’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) models and applications to help businesses address various aspects of the return to work challengeAs soon as the quarantine measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted. This was reported to Cointelegraph in Spanish through a statement.

As mentioned in the statement, new approaches are needed to promote worker health, safety and productivity in a way that protects privacy so that people can get back to work during a protracted global pandemic.

“”Watson Works provides data-driven insights to help employers make informed decisions about re-entry, office management, and space allocation and other priorities associated with COVID-19, ”they said.

IBM launches Watson Works to help companies plan their return to workIBM launches Watson Works to help companies plan their return to work

Natalia De Greiff, vice president of cloud and cognitive software at IBM Latin America, said:

“The use of AI models and applications is particularly useful in this context. It is characterized by different sources of information that companies have to take into account and by the ongoing dynamics of every aspect of the situation.”

Watson Works is designed to help organizations return to work to overcome the challenges associated with COVID-19 with these elements:

  • Manage facilities and optimize storage allocation through the use of real-time data provided by the employer, including WiFi, cameras, Bluetooth beacons and cell phones. This data has been collected to ensure employee privacy and allows managers to quickly reassign spaces, define restricted areas, organize cleanups, and control traffic, social distance, and wearing masks.

  • Prioritize the health of your employeesEmpower employers to make evidence-based decisions about when workers should return and when certain offices or jobs should be closed. Facilitate the collection and analysis of real-time data from multiple sources, including the frequency and trends of local infections, employee symptoms and voluntary test results, health risks for employees and households, and government and local regulations. In addition, managers can receive quick notifications of relevant updates.

  • Communicate with employees, Suppliers and other interested parties. Using virtual agents and applications that use Watson’s natural language processing capabilities, employees can get employers’ answers to COVID-19 and personnel questions, self-declare symptoms, or know whether to report at work or not. this day. Employees can also find out when the employer thinks this is the best time to get to the office to avoid crowds.

  • Maximize the effectiveness of contact tracking Supporting organizations in assisting caregivers and contact trackers. When employees voluntarily inform their employers of a positive test result and consent, contact trackers can conduct interviews and use information from multiple sources to identify people who should be informed about a potential exposure and document-related information with the case in a system and activate They use case management workflows to assist employees in their recovery.

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