Everybody is always looking out for new and innovative solutions to make their life easier, more productive, and give them a competitive edge. With technology always moving and evolving faster than light, new tech is usually at the forefront of those changes.
Most notable now is the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools. AI is so revolutionary that it took the world by storm earlier this year, and everybody was talking about it. Honestly, too much so. It sort of became a fad to write about how AI tools can make you a millionaire with no work needed.
Let me assure you, this is not one of those posts.
But AI tools are real, and they are improving and being integrated into our business tools more and more. To ignore it would be irresponsible. Just know you don’t need to drink the Kool-Aid here. No snake oil for sale, just some practical tips to utilize AI tools to simplify your life.
So, stick with me to the end and It’ll be worth it.
Have you explored any of the AI tools yet? If not, this is what is going on in the AI development world.
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ChatGPT is probably the most prominent and making significant waves since the end of last year. GPT stands for “Generative Pretrained Transformer” if you are curious. That basically describes what it is meant to do; to generate text that resembles human writing from simple prompts. It’s like having a skilled writer on staff, ready to produce content of any kind on your whim. Be it product literature or a basic email, it can do it instantly.
That’s not the only AI tool out there though. Google is pushing forward with its chatbot AI tool called Bard. It provides conversational responses to questions it is asked, with a nuance of difference from ChatGPT. Long story short, because Google has been building (and training) its language model for years and Bard can search the internet to develop its response. To be fair, OpenAI (the creators of ChatGPT) have added a web searching feature to their tool as well, but it is only available with a paid subscription.
Of course, there are other types of AI tools available as well, such as Image generation tools DALL-E or Midjourney, and Video creation tools like Descript or Runway. But for business use, we’ll stick with non-creative tools as the focus.
Are you using these tools yet? Many businesses are already tapping into the potential of AI tools for customer service and content creation. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m using AI tools to help me structure, write, and proofread this blog. Shhhh…don’t tell. Usage like that is phenomenally helpful, kickstarting you from nothing to something, and then helping you refine it. Sometimes you just need another set of eyes, and those eyes can be artificial.
Honestly though, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. AI tools offer far more potential than that. They can help make almost any business task easier.
Here are 3 tips to simplify almost any business task with AI
1. Stay Ahead with Trend Detection
Remember that feeling of realizing a missed opportunity with a past “big thing”? With an AI tool, you become the trendsetter, not a follower. Simply request a “concise analysis of the latest trends in [insert your industry]” to arm yourself with valuable insights.
2. Boost Productivity with Keystone Habits
Increased productivity is the ultimate goal for any business owner. With an AI tool, you can tap into the latest research to enhance your work habits. Just ask for the “top five innovative strategies to enhance [specific area]”, and you might stumble upon a novel idea you hadn’t considered before.
3. Make Informed Decisions with Simplified Insights
Need to simplify a complex concept? Ask your AI tool to explain [complicated topic] as if you were explaining it to a 12-year-old. It’s a clever technique to obtain a digestible summary that anyone can grasp.
ChatGPT, Bard, and the myriad of other AI tools go beyond being mere writing assistants – they’re your undercover assets in the world of business. Use them as the tools that they are, something to easily give you access to outside information and viewpoints. As long as you remember they are tools, and not to rely on them for every specific detail of work, they will streamline your work and make it so much easier.
If you’re interested in exploring further ways to integrate AI into your business, don’t hesitate to reach out.