Gurugram-based HRtech startup Leena AI has become a part of summer class 2018 of US-based investor Y Combinator and has confirmed an investment from the company.
Talking to Inc42, Adit Jain, co-founder told that while building bots, the team learned through its experience with ChatterOn that it’s better to concentrate on a single subject because the underlying machine learning model gets better the more it’s used.
Following this understanding, the team launched Leena AI in August 2017 as a provider of virtual assistants for the workplace to focus on human resources chatbot. As an enterprise virtual agent, currently focusing on HR, Leena AI draws all functionality from ChatterOn, which increases the speed of execution by multi-fold.
“To deliver value, you can’t do many things and must focus on a few. We felt that the biggest pain in the internal shared services space was in HR because of highly fragmented back-end application landscape and decided to go deeper in the HR vertical,” Anit explained.
The bot — Leena AI — can be integrated into Slack, Skype or Workplace by Facebook. It is built and trained using information in policy documents and by pulling data from various back-end systems like Oracle and SAP.
Leena AI: A HR Friend For Employees
In simple words, Leena AI is the friend of employees, on behalf of HR. At present, Leena AI is processing 1000s of conversations with employees every week. All of this data is fed back into the Neural Networks and makes Leena AI better.