How AI Will Change Your Workplace

How AI Will Change Your Workplace

AI or artificial intelligence has dominated the tech news in the past couple of years.  We are finding more and more ways to incorporate the technology into our daily lives, but that still doesn’t answer how AI will change your workplace.  Here are some of the benefits of AI and how you can use  it to help your business grow and thrive.

AI Can do Repetitive Tasks

Scheduling, rescheduling and confirming meetings and appointments is a huge time suck for your administrative staff, all of that can be replaced by tools who can perform these tasks fairly easily.  Corporate meetings have always had an admin person on hand to take notes and later to transcribe and share them amongst the group, that again is another task AI can handle.

Chatbots

Chatbots are one of the most widely used aspects of AI, in fact you have probably interacted with one already. Chatbots are used to help companies with customer support and making purchases.  ManyChat among others have bots that can help answer common questions that customers may have.  Thousands of staff and man hours are spent on customer support each year and this can help reduce wait times and cut costs.  Here is a chatbot in action.

Data Protection

There have been numerous financial institutions and retail companies that have been hacked in recent years, it is a genuine threat to our financial systems.  Banks and other institutions have been using AI technology to find security flaws and help protect your data.

Human Resources

The hiring and managing of staff, especially in a large organization is both expensive and frustrating.  If you have a large number of applicant then sifting through them to find qualified candidates can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.  AI can help remove some of this stress from hiring managers in the following ways.

  • Matching the right candidates to open positions by looking at credentials and the qualities that employers are looking for.
  • Scheduling interviews when a suitable candidate is found.

Will Your Position be Replaced?

There are many people who are fearful of losing their positions to automation, and many tasks are shifting to automation.  AI really only handles tasks that are repetitive and help with productivity they can’t do everything.  A human is still more creative and action oriented, the presence of AI allows workers to focus on other tasks rather than basic tasks.

Are Smart Homes Getting Smarter?

Are Smart Homes Getting Smarter

Are smart homes getting smarter?  The answer to that is a pretty emphatic yes.  Today you can control almost every aspect of your home including lights, the temperature, and security systems.  But if you don’t currently own a smart home or you’re looking to make some upgrades let’s show you how you can make your home smarter without completely rewiring it.

Add a Voice Controlled Device

It used to be that voice controlled devices would only let you play music, not anymore.  Alexa by Amazon or Google Home can let you do so much more.  They are like having a personal assistant on hand.  They can handle things like your lights, directions, shopping and so much more.  It is almost like having your own personal Jarvis.

Get Smart Security

For years now you have been able to connect your home security systems to your smart phones, allowing you to know if your security has been breached or giving you the ability to tap into your camera systems.  It has gotten better since then, with a smart doorbell you can answer your door even when you aren’t there.  Expecting a package but you’re stuck at work, no problem, you can converse with the delivery driver and open the door if you choose.  This will also allow you to make sure that your kids have arrived home from school safely.  Smart security gives you full control over your home security no matter where you are.

Smart Lighting

A huge portion of your electric bill is the cost of running your lights, but if you add sensors and dimmer along with wireless control you can save a good chunk each month.  You can automate when your lights come off and on depending on your schedule.  You can add in motion sensors around the home and if you forget to turn the lights off you can do it from your smartphone anywhere.

Make Sure Your Router is Secure

All of these upgrades to your home make it more secure, affordable and efficient but none of that will matter if someone can hack into your router.  Your router is one of the weakest spots in your home security so make it strong enough to keep unwanted intruders out.  Start by changing and making a complicated password, use one that has combination of letters, numbers and characters.  You want it to be as difficult as possible to crack.  Make sure that you update any and all security software that will help you keep out new threats.

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