Ep 71 A Summary of the A.I. Tools DemonstrationOct 04, 2023
In episode 71, I provide a summary of the key points from a live demo I did of artificial intelligence tools. Knowing AI is important if you plan to work remotely, either in a job or in your own business.
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Hello, friend, and welcome to today's topic, which is a summary of the key points from an event I held on Saturday. If you're a longtime listener or you read the show notes, you may already know that I typically do episodic series on this show. I often have a topic for the whole month, and then I use each episode to dig deeper into that topic. But this month is going to look a little bit different because my new program, the AI Skillet, which is an AI skills lab, starts this week. I think what I'd like to do is share what we're learning every week, but I don't know because I don't have an actual plan for that program or for all the episodes this month. It's a little loose, and I do that on purpose because I believe sometimes you have to trust in a process and see what emerges. Sometimes our unconscious brains can produce something better than even our conscious brains can do. That's what I believe will happen in the AI Skillet.
Today, what I want to do is start with the key points from a demo that I had over the weekend, an artificial intelligence tools demo. I did this for people who were on the waitlist for my new program, but who maybe weren't sure they were ready to join or just needed some questions answered. I wanted to get people together informally and demonstrate different AI tools that could help them in their business or with their resume or who knows what. This is so different from anything I've ever done. Normally inside Remote Work School, my long-time coaching program, it's extremely structured with phases, lessons, workbooks, coaching sessions, and templates. The AI Skillet is nothing like that. It's completely opposite. It's very loose, like deciding to go on vacation without a fixed plan. I'm looking forward to collaborating with a group of people who will also be doing their research and working on their projects, collectively sharing knowledge. It's going to be like having a superbrain of AI enthusiasts.
Now, what I can tell you is I'm not clueless. I've been deeply immersed in AI tools, as I've talked about in recent episodes. I know quite a bit, but I'm looking forward to collaborating with others who will also be doing their research and working on their projects, collectively sharing knowledge. It's going to be like having a superbrain of AI enthusiasts. By the end, I think we'll know a whole lot and produce some really cool stuff. For example, one person wants to write a children's book, another wants to build custom AI tools, and someone else is looking to upskill because they work in IT and don't want to get left behind.
Okay, I'm kind of getting off track here. This is what happens when I come without a script to the podcast today. Really, I wanted to tell you what I did in that demo so that you can get some tips, aha moments, or maybe you're just interested. The way I started the demo is I kicked it off with some questions. This was a poll held on Zoom, which offers cool extra tools when you're the meeting host, like polling and whiteboards. I chose to do a poll for a few reasons. It helps gauge the group's AI knowledge and creates an interactive experience, which is great for engagement.
The first question I asked was, "Are you using any AI tools now?" with options: Yes, No, and Not sure. I included "Not sure" because I wanted to illustrate that you could be using AI without realizing it. For example, tools like Alexa and Siri have AI built into them. The second question was, "If you answered yes to the first question that you're using AI tools, what tools are you using?" with options like Chatty PT, Bard, Canva, Grammarly, Dolly, or Other. Chatty PT was a popular choice, and I highlighted the importance of knowing more than just one AI tool. Lastly, I asked, "Where are you in your AI journey?" with options like "I know nothing, help me," "I know a few basic things," and "I feel pretty confident."
My takeaway from these questions is that people are generally adopting AI tools slowly. By the end of the session, attendees felt more optimistic about using these tools. They realized that AI tools are easier to use than they initially thought. Knowing enough about AI tools is crucial for staying competitive in the job market and creating opportunities in business.
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