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We hear a lot about artificial intelligence and there is no doubt that this technology will have a big impact on our businesses in the next few years. But what about now? Here are 10 AI tools you can use today to help increase productivity and hopefully profits.
This is the conversational chatbot created by OpenAI that started the hype at the end of last year, and it really has a lot of things that a business owner can get hyped about. Use it to write blogs, suggest better ways to create emails, analyze your site to improve search results, do advanced math, create HR policies and a variety of other features. You should also play with OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 app, which can create images using text commands (ie “a horse standing by a river”) that can be used on corporate communications or your website.
Microsoft owns 49% of OpenAI (and ChatGPT is hosted by Microsoft servers), so much of ChatGPT’s functionality will soon be part of the Copilot app, which can already be used with Bing searches, but will also be a large part of Office in the next year. You’ll use Copilot to analyze spreadsheets, create templates, update presentations, and even have it join Teams meetings on your behalf.
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Bard is Google’s answer to ChatGPT, and Duet is the application that will use Bard’s underlying Large Language Model to power Google’s business apps in a very similar way to Microsoft Copilot. The release of these features is expected within the next six months, but Gmail already uses Bard’s AI to help compose emails and check grammar.
Very similar to Dall-E, Crayon is an advanced image generator that uses artificial intelligence to generate art, photos, drawings and other graphics directly from your text descriptions. The quality is excellent and the variety of choices is seemingly endless. Use this for images on your website or other promotional content.
If your business is big on content, Heywire is a powerful content generator that uses AI to gather information from the web and automatically turn it into stories, articles, and other blog forms. The application uses journalistically validated real-time data that you can publish. The tool can help further establish you and your company as a thought leader in your industry. It can also establish multiple “personalities” for whoever you want to be seen writing and create social posts based on the content it generates.
You ever come across a really interesting video and see how long it is and then say to yourself “I don’t have the time.” Eightify solves that problem. This AI app will watch the video for you and then summarize it into specific points of interest. As a business owner, we often have to wear all the hats. Which means we need to be knowledgeable about a lot of different topics. There is so much great content on video that can help us run our business and with this app we can absorb much more information than ever before.
I’ve been using Temi for years and as a writer I swear by it! It is a powerful AI-powered transcription service. I upload audio and video recordings I’ve made and within minutes Temi transcribes it into words – and it’s close to flawless. Transcribing a 10-minute recording also only costs a few dollars.
Do you need a good, professional look for your business? Maybe a job application? An offer template? A request form for people visiting your website? Feathery uses AI to create professional looking shapes in minutes. You can save and edit forms as you create them and customize them for your business. All this is done through a natural language interface.
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Do you want to prepare your future employees for a job interview? Or maybe you’re a freelancer or external independent contractor scheduled to speak with a potential client. Interview.ai uses AI to guide you through the interview in advance. Its mock interviews will help you hone your speaking skills, and its algorithms generate interview questions tailored to the job and industry. The platform promises to deliver tailored questions that are both technical and situational, all based on the information you provide beforehand.
So many of us use video in our businesses for promotions, case studies, testimonials or just to create some buzz. The videos go on our website, but of course we would like to do more with them. This is where Opus Clip comes into the picture. Using their AI-generated platform, you can upload a long video and it will break it down into shorter, more digestible clips that can then be posted on social media or included in your email campaigns.
Pretty cool, right? And I’m just scratching the surface. All of this reminds me of the early days of the iPhone and its smartphone competitors, when apps started popping up — and then proliferating. I expect the same to happen during this AI revolution. So there are many more to come. But in the meantime, play around with these tools, and I promise great results—and better productivity.
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