Digital Coaching System for Real Options Analysis with Multi-expert and Machine Learning Support

Jani Kinnunen, Mikael Collan, Irina Georgescu*, Zahra Hosseini

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    Digitalization and artificial intelligence are growing in importance as parts of decision-support tools in various application domains. One of the important developments in this vein has been the creation of interactive tools for coaching users of complex decision-support systems to help them successfully and correctly use the said systems. This paper focuses on digital coaching in the context of strategic investment analysis, specifically connected to fuzzy real options analysis (ROA). We present some important and difficult choices connected to ROA and discuss how digital coaching may assist users in better using ROA tools. We illustrate the real-world use of digital coaching in the contexts of cash-flow evaluation with machine learning support and aggregation of cash-flows from multiple experts. The discussion and the cases illustrate well how digital coaching can make a difference, especially for an inexperienced user, in guiding users to use complex tools correctly and in creating better circumstances for credible analyses. The findings presented are new and contribute specifically to the literature on digital coaching and real options analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHCI International 2021 - Late Breaking Papers
    Subtitle of host publicationMultimodality, eXtended Reality, and Artificial Intelligence
    EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Masaaki Kurosu, Jessie Y.C. Chen, Gino Fragomeni, Norbert Streitz, Shin’ichi Konomi, Helmut Degen, Stavroula Ntoa
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9783030909628
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
    Duration: 24 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume13095 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
    CityVirtual, Online


    • Decision-support
    • Digital coaching
    • Machine learning
    • Real options
    • Strategic investments


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