Tech Mahindra launches AI-powered Humanoid K2 for its Noida Campus

By Press Release | Updated 24 Jun 2019
Tech Mahindra launches AI-powered Humanoid K2 for its Noida Campus

Tech Mahindra has launched K2, a humanoid robot which will be serving as a Human Resource (HR) for company’s Noida Special Economic Zone Campus. Tech Mahindra’s first HR humanoid was introduced in its Hyderabad campus earlier this month. K2 is capable of initiating conversations without any wake-up commands. It can address general and specific HR-related employee queries. Tech Mahindra plans to deploy the next Humanoid in its Pune campus following the NSEZ campus.

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Tech Mahindra Ltd. has introduced K2, the first Human Resource (HR) Humanoid for its Noida Special Economic Zone Campus in Uttar Pradesh, India. K2 will take over the routine HR transactions to provide constant assistance to the HR team. Tech Mahindra’s first HR humanoid was introduced in its Hyderabad campus, earlier this month.

K2 leverages Artificial Intelligence technology and initiates conversation without any need for wake-up commands. K2 can respond to queries with text display along with Speech, and can address general and specific HR-related employee queries as well as handle personal requests for actions like providing payslip, tax forms etc.

Harshvendra Soin, Chief People Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “In today’s digital era, the changing talent landscape is making it imperative for organisations to not just be customer focused, but more ‘human experience’ centric. At Tech Mahindra, we are focused on leveraging technology to further enhance human experiences by making them more personalized and meaningful. K2 has been designed to add value to the employee lifecycle across various touch points and ready ourselves to be a workplace of the future. We believe the future will be more human than we think.”

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Tech Mahindra plans to deploy the next Humanoid in its Pune campus following the NSEZ campus. The organisation will also enable it to leverage mobility and spatial awareness to engage with Associates.

Tech Mahindra has already implemented an Artificial Intelligence based Facial Recognition System to register the attendance of employees that has drastically reduced the time spent by an associate in updating the timesheet. Recently, Tech Mahindra also launched Talex – the world’s first AI-driven marketplace of talent that maps skills of the existing talent pool.

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