Is there IBM Watson or other third-party AI behind your solution?
No. Headai’s dynamic ontology and algorithms are 100% Headai IP and Headai-made.

What AI genre do you belong to?
Our technology is based on machine-learning and neuro-calculation. We combine Natural Language Processing (NLP), Self-organizing maps (SOM) and reinforcement learning. Our technology is language-independent, which allows flexible scaling.

How does Headai’s ontology differ from traditional ontologies?
Headai’s ontology is dynamic – it learns all the time and becomes better the more it’s been used and the more it reads working-life-related textual data. Where a typical keyword-level ontologies are of hierarchical type, Headai uses self-organizing semantic neural networks where all the words are dynamically connected.

What is Digital Self?
A machine-developed, interoperable skills profile, that can represent a varitety of things: an individuals professional profile, company’s skill assets, areal labor market skill demand, an educational offering (skills supply) and many more. It provides an interoperable data format for predictive analytics and simulations.

What are the benefits of simulating skills?
Simulations offer near-real-time tools for efficient and fast skills-based comparisons of different entities. This helps e.g. decision-making, finding skills gaps, and spotting similarities (matches).

How does Headai “semantic” approach differ from keyword matching?
Headai learns the context and similarity. Here, the match can be found without knowing the actual ‘keyword’ because the whole subject matter is taken into account.

What are Headai’s ML & NLP benefits compared to Deep Learning applications?

Green AI – Uses only a fraction of energy compared to Deep Learning solutions.

Cognitive reasoning – Enables complex tasks like reasoning with controversial and/or incomplete information.

Expalinability – The AI results can easily be explained, there are no black boxes.

Ready to operate – Operates straight away, even with insufficient data and changing conditions. DL applications are sensitive to changes and require a massive amount of training.

GDPR compliance?
We strictly obey GDPR. In the best case, Headai does not keep any person register and deals only with anonym/pseudonym data. In this case, the identities are only known by the customer. The required security level is defined in the licensing agreement. The data is kept in the EU region (Finland). The customer always owns its data, we will not share it or distribute it to third parties. If needed, DPA (Data Processing Agreement) can be made to define personal data and the actions to protect it.

In an SDG analysis, are the source materials static or dynamic?
Static, to be sure of what they contain. The materials can be updated in the desired interval.

How do you ensure that your AI does not discriminate?
Headai’s mechanics do not know vocabulary related to age, gender, religion, or ethnic background.

Can the results be manipulated?
A machine that is trained with data can always be manipulated. This makes it important to choose carefully the training sets.


Actor An organization or an individual performing one or more roles.

AI A buzzword, can be anything.

Compound word two or more words joined together to create a new word with more accurate meaning.

Count The number of times an item appears in different sentences in the whole text entity.

Data interoperability Enables AI operations like simulations and building scorecards between any entities with a machine-built Digital Self. Data imports/exports are made in structured format like JSON or xAPI through APIs.

Digital Self A detailed replica of a professional skill profile of any entity (e.g. labor market, organization, or individual).

Futureproof To possess the required skill assets to thrive in the future’s uncertainty.

Interoperable Data modeled with AI into a language model (Digital Self) that can be compared (simulated) with other other Digital Selves. Data can be exported in JSON/xAPI.

NLP Natural Language Processing. A sub-category of Artificial Intelligence that operates with natural language (text), not numbers.

Relevancy Count x Weight

Semantic Meaning-based

Skills ecosystem A new way to connect the different level actors (individuals, companies, organizations, nations) in the skills domain. All are comparable with each other in the skills perspective. No system integrations needed, just open interfaces.

SOM Self-organizing map is a type of artificial neural network (ANN) that is trained using unsupervised learning. Introduced by a Finnish professor Teuvo Kohonen in the 80s.

Weight How descriptive the word/topic is: small number means generic/fuzzy topic, a bigger number means a descriptive topic.