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Innovation by Information Technology Recombination: How Artificial Intelligence Progressive Web Apps Foster Sustainable Development

Philipp Fukas; Oliver Thomas
In: INFORMATIK 2021. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik (INFORMATIK-2021), Datengetriebene Geschäftsmodelle für nachhaltige Wertschöpfungssysteme (NaWerSys), located at INFORMATIK2021, September 27 - October 1, Berlin/Virtual, Germany, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. 2021.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) represent two major trends in today’s development of modern information systems. AI aims to automate intelligent behaviour whereas PWAs aim to provide fast, reliable, and engaging applications. The influence of these two key technologies on organisations and sustainable development on their own has already been explored. However, there is no research that merges these technologies in terms of recombinant innovation to show their joint potential. By conducting a systematic literature review this article reveals the positive impact of “Artificial Intelligence Progressive Web Apps” (AI-PWAs) on sustainability. It is shown that AI-PWAs can realise economic, environmental and social benefits and thus can support the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.