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FAIR Newsletter 12/2023

The Finnish AI Region is establishing a new artificial intelligence ecosystem in Finland aimed at boosting the operations of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) through the implementation of AI-driven automation and digitalization.

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This is the monthly Finnish AI Region FAIR newsletter. In this newsletter we share information about upcoming events, service possibilities, case examples and more.  

FAIR focuses on delivering expert services related to AI, XR, cybersecurity and high-performance computing in the digital service, smart city and health sectors. The project is co-funded by the EU and Business Finland.  

You are receiving this as a representative of a FAIR customer company or a partner or you are otherwise a valuable part of the FAIR ecosystem.  


AI Monday: AI & Social Influencing (online / Tiedekulma, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki) 15 January, 2024 @ 4:30 pm – 7 pm

Join experts and thought leaders for an evening that is sure to spark inspiration, collaboration and forward-thinking.  Speakers include Petri Malmelin (Ämplify), Saara Hyvönen (DAIN Studios), Aleksi Knuutila (University of Helsinki), Mikko Alasaarela (Equel Social), Essi Pöyry (University of Helsinki). 

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The role of AI in enhancing efficiency and business expertise (online) 17 January, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dive into the world of artificial intelligence with insights from industry leaders at our upcoming webinar. The Ericsson Estonia X Volvo Construction Equipment: The Role of AI in Enhancing Efficiency and Business Expertise Webinar is a unique opportunity to explore practical AI applications transforming the industry. The webinar will be in English. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. The webinar will be held on January 17, 2024, from 11.00-13.00 Finnish time. 

You can register for the event here.

sTARTUp Day (Tartu, Estonia) 24-26 January, 2024

sTARTUp Day is bringing together 3500+ startup-minded people to celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu. FAIR will be attending and we would love to bring some Finnish startup companies with us! Get your tickets at a discount before January 8th. Read more and buy tickets: sTARTUp Day – Most Startup-Minded Business Festival 

Accelerating innovations with Natural Language Processing Seminar (online / Life Science Center, Keilaranta 14, Espoo) 25 January, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The implementation of the latest generation large language models (LLM) would not be possible without supercomputers. That’s why major AI players from OpenAI to Google and Meta are competing to build massive GPU-based supercomputers to enable larger and better language and multimodal models. 

LUMI, the fastest supercomputer in Europe and one of the world’s leading research instruments, is now available to Finnish companies, regardless of whether your company is big or small! Come and learn how your company can also get access to world-class resources. 

We will explain what needs to be considered when working with a supercomputer and how you can get access to them. In addition, we will guide you on how you can support LUMI. At the same time, you will learn about the available funding models and how you can test the system’s suitability for free before making an investment decision. 

The Accelerator Innovations with Natural Language Processing seminar will be held on January 25, 2024, from 09:00 to 11:30 in Keilaniemi, Espoo. The event can also be attended via remote connection. Register for the event on CSC’s website.


Are you interested in FAIR services that we offer to our customer companies? FAIR services are only for FAIR customers, so please register first and you will be assigned a customer manager. All the services can be accessed via your customer manager. 

In previous newsletters we have already introduced our services for AI advisory, concept and solution development, prototypes and PoCs, as well as testing and experiments. Now we will focus on our special event taking in the spring 2024 in Helsinki.

Spring 2024 Hackathon for
Robotic Process Automation   

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a form of business process automation that is based on software robots (bots) or artificial intelligence (AI) agents. 

Call for companies: 

We are looking for 1-2 companies to attend the hackathon with their financial management and RPA challenges. For a FAIR customer company, the cost of participation is 0 euros. 

This RPA Hackathon is a one-day event, where Haaga-Helia accounting and IT students innovate and give solutions for company’s predefined problems. If your company gets chosen, you will get: 

  • Many new ideas and solutions in one day 
  • Final report and videos from the solutions  
  • Visibility among students (if you plan to recruit new talents in 2024). 

A good challenge for this Hackathon is a manual process of office work, which needs automation ideas. If you don’t have that, you can still apply with any problems where your company needs new ideas, innovations, and young students’ views. 

What is required from the company: 

  • A description of the problem – FAIR specialists will help you defining this 
  • 2 planning meeting in Teams 
  • At least one person to participate in the Hackathon Day (yet to be decided) 

For more information, contact our FAIR representative 

See all available FAIR services on our website:


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Happy New Year 2024!

May the New Year bring you prosperity, joy, and boundless achievements. Our team is here to serve you better and support your goals every step of the way. Once again, thank you for your trust in FAIR. We look forward to another year of partnership and shared accomplishments.

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