From data to decisions: Enhesa’s AI-powered compliance

See how Enhesa’s in-house AI team are pushing the boundaries of AI-driven enhancement to bring expert insights and knowledge to the world of regulatory compliance

Alexander Sadovsky

by Alexander Sadovsky

AI is now nearly ubiquitous in our daily lives whether we realize it or not. It’s scanning for fraud each time we use our credit card, managing real-time traffic information to help us plan our routes while driving, finding us relevant music or TV, powering the logistics that ship our packages worldwide, and aiding the science that helps develop new medications. Perhaps, then, it’s not too surprising to learn that AI is also enhancing Enhesa’s ability to explore and digest the landscapes of compliance and sustainability.

In fact, without AI, Enhesa wouldn’t be able to provide the speed, accuracy, and availability of our content today — and the countless innovations we’re preparing for the future. Trained, monitored, and trusted by our team of seasoned regulatory experts, Enhesa’s AI is changing the way regulatory compliance is done.

In this article, with the help of Alexander Sadovsky — Enhesa’s Chief of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning — we’ll delve into some of the ways that Enhesa uses AI to enhance the expert analysis and insights that make our solutions so vital to international corporations around the world.

Global translations

AI and, in particular, generative AI have become quite the buzzword in modern industry. Many organizations have begun their AI journey and exploration to help improve existing products or, in some cases, attempt to enter novel markets using AI alone. At Enhesa, our approach has been quite different.

Due to the amount of legislative and regulatory data we collect from over 400 jurisdictions, AI has been a necessity for us to augment our team of over 100 legal experts — an investment we’ve been making for years. In a world without AI, we wouldn’t be able to cover global compliance changes in more than 30 languages while simultaneously analyzing up-to-the-minute updates on regulations worldwide.

It’s important to remember, however, that AI isn’t perfect and is always learning. While traditional computers only think in black and white, AI provides the ability for machines to think in probabilities. This, alongside careful human curation, lets us know which translations need language experts to step in. Those experts can then provide translations that AI can learn from in the future, getting closer and closer to real-time legal document translation for all document types across all languages. Given these translations, our experts can then take the final steps with their deep understanding of jurisdictional specific law to make sure regulations are represented as intended.

Putting chemicals under the microscope

Understanding the impact of chemicals on customers, workers, and the environment is a realm that AI is innovating here at Enhesa as well. The sources of information around chemicals and the research around them is truly endless, with new updates being made daily. Our AI solutions are never asleep at the job as they constantly comb through pages of esoteric information extracting details unique around the globe.

Through the ability to have AI gather relevant information, we empower our PhD scientists to focus their time on reading and comprehending research, not gathering documents. This enables our platforms and solutions to be best in class as they’re powered by the best minds, both human and artificial, behind the scenes.

Generative AI has been disruptive for how machines understand text. Today, we utilize various forms of natural language processing to help our customers have effective search capabilities across our platform, but we’re constantly improving on that technology.

We’re now working toward large language models to have a semantic understanding of our content. That means our customers will soon be able to treat parts of our platform like a trusted consultant. For example, rather than searching for regulations by title or in a search engine with keywords, one could ask “Are there requirements for pressure testing equipment in the state of Texas?” or “Explain the differences between carbon emissions allowed for heating systems in London vs Paris” and receive legal context answers with the power of generative AI language understanding.

As this service is built off proprietary Enhesa content, prepared by our expert legal consultants, our AI is learning from the best in the business when it comes to understanding and interpreting regulatory texts. This means — once suitably advanced and educated — it will act as a trusted consultant, answering questions and referencing those answers with both Enhesa-specific data and original excerpts from legal texts. Gone are the days of combing through 200 page documents looking for regulations — AI is providing the ability to interact with text in a natural manner and brings Enhesa’s experts’ knowledge along for the ride.

Automating audits

Imagine walking through an office or manufacturing site having to answer hundreds of questions about every possible regulation that could apply to your facilities. That is unfortunately a necessary requirement of today’s auditors, but advances in AI will soon change that.

We’re investing in developing technologies that recognize regulations from pictures to be able to detect common points of regulations.

A ladder in a closet? That could trigger regulations related to fall prevention and working at heights.

A microwave in an office kitchen? In some jurisdictions, that’s covered by safety requirements related to non-ionizing radiation.

From liquid fuel storage to fire, biological agents, and pollutant risks — the list goes on.

“Computer vision”, powered by Enhesa’s knowledge of unique regulations worldwide, is proving to be able to go from image to regulation, identifying what rules apply to specific sites simply from scanning and assessing a photograph of a particular scenario.

While this may not replace the keen eye of a seasoned auditor, it helps automate a large amount of work and double-checks that rare regulations aren’t missed. As always, our expert service team will still be there to help with the toughest of regulations, but now they’ll be armed with AI vision to help!

Embrace AI-empowerment with Enhesa

This is only the beginning of how AI is revolutionizing the regulatory space. There are myriad areas where we’re constantly using AI to develop ways to improve, such as:

  • Helping customers develop their own regulatory requirement and process more effectively
  • Extracting and comparing regulations around topics automatically from multiple jurisdictions
  • Automatically creating customized summaries of regulations
  • Making sure relevant documents and forecasts are available for unique industry and user personas

As a company built on trusted legal expertise we’re creating what we refer to as a “cyborg” experience, where our talented consultants are being enhanced by cutting edge AI. We’re working to use AI to unlock the value of the content they create, while they provide human-monitored guardrails to ensure we continue to deliver the accuracy and precision our customers have always relied on.

While our innovative AI solutions already exist throughout our enterprise, we’re still just exploring the tip of the iceberg in terms of the value AI can bring to the regulatory space. As we continue to integrate the best of rapidly evolving AI technology into our platform, we’re excited to bring additional novel and value-add solutions to market.

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