By Shira Landau, Editor-in-Chief, CyberTalk.org
An overwhelming majority of business owners, roughly 97%, anticipate that ChatGPT will yield positive business outcomes. However, ChatGPT is not the only AI-powered tool that can increase business agility, improve efficiency and enhance productivity. Numerous enterprises are shifting their focus from conversational chatbots to the integration of various AI-based tools into work operations.
The following “megahit” AI tools can strategically support your enterprise and help drive stronger project, product and overarching business outcomes. Although some of these tools are still in their infancy, employees are becoming comfortable with them. Many organizations have embraced their roles as early adopters. For instance, roughly a third of enterprises are currently using AI to write computer code.
Why AI tools?
Advantages of AI-based tools run the gamut from efficiency, to improved decision-making capabilities, to cost savings, to providing competitive advantages. There is much to be gained from AI-based tools, as you’ll see below…
AI tools that you should know about
1. Sembly. This is an online meeting management tool. It not only transforms meeting discussions into searchable text, but also explores meeting data in order to sum up actionable insights for you. Think key-takeaways and next-step lists made-easy.
Beyond those capabilities, Sembly can recognize your voice, pick up on your vocabulary and can even understand your voice commands. No need to download the tool or to do digital gymnastics to make it work…Just invite Sembly to join a meeting using email or a meeting link. Alternatively, sync the app with your calendar.
2. Fireflies. This is an another free AI assistant that can be used to record and transcribe voice conversations across Zoom, Teams or any other web conferencing platform. Fireflies allows you to add comments or highlight specific transcribed sections of the meeting, allowing you to easily communicate to collaborate with colleagues.
Have existing audio files? You can upload them to the Fireflies dashboard and get them transcribed instantly. A Chrome extension of the app is also available. This allows you to capture meetings from your browser.
3. Fathom. The Fathom tool helps remote teams extract more insight and meaning from meetings, and may be especially helpful for those meetings that are not hosted in participants’ native languages. Fathom allows users to “highlight” specific segments of recorded meetings. It also supports integration with sales tools like Salesforce and Hubspot. Summaries of calls are available and can be migrated to platforms such as Gmail, Google Docs, Notion and Asana.
4. Lumen5. Lumen5 is an AI-powered tool that auto-creates videos in order to accompany text.
If you have an article or a report that you’ve written, you can place the text into the program and Lumen5 will provide a corresponding video. Lumen5 helps marketers, publishers and brands create content in an instant and doesn’t require any technical expertise.
5. Caffe. Caffe is an open-source machine learning framework that can be used to define, design and deploy software products. Developed by Berkeley AI Research, Caffe is routinely used by researchers, startups and corporations for the purpose of launching new digital projects. Caffe can be integrated with Python to fine-tune code models, test projects and auto-resolve vulnerabilities.
6. Theano. Similar to Caffe, Theano is an AI-powered library that developers can leverage to create, optimize and successfully launch code projects. Due to in-built machine learning capabilities, Theano can identify and solve bugs or system malfunctions with minimal external support, according to the product’s website.
7. Legal robot. This tool is designed to automatically translate complex and confusing “legalese” into language that anyone can easily comprehend. Legal robot is useful for laypeople and for legal professionals, helping everyone ensure that contracts and documents actually say what’s been agreed upon and/or what’s intended.
8. Tellius. This is an AI-powered business intelligence platform. It relies on AI to help companies better understand their strategies, successes and growth potential. The Tellius platform offers an intelligent search function that can organize data and make it easy for employees to understand. In turn, employees can obtain clearer insights into the factors driving business outcomes. Users can ask the platform questions, soft through volumes of data, and gain actionable insights.
9. Gong.io. This is an AI-driven sales platform. Businesses can use Gong.io to analyze customer interactions, forecast deals, and visualize sales pipelines. One of the things that users appreciate about Gong.io is the transparency that the tool provides. As a result, leaders and rank-and-file employees alike have insights into what’s happening within a highly complex and matrixed business ecosystem.
10. HitPaw. This photo enhancer can help you fix blurred photos so that they look perfect. It can also enlarge images without any quality loss. Further, it can colorize black-and-white photos in a single click. The platform offers a free trial.
11. Feathery. This tool can help businesses create customized forms for onboarding, sign-ups and intake purposes. Harnessing the power of advanced rules and actions, open-source Software Development Kits (SDKs) and granular CSS customization options, Feathery builds forms that can be fully branded and self-hosted.
A standout feature is Feathery’s flexible 2D visual editor. This drag-and-drop form builder empowers users to create custom layout and content. Think SurveyMonkey for forms.
12. Grammarly. We would be remiss not to mention this popular spelling and grammar-checking tool. As you likely know, Grammarly analyzes writing using an AI system. Grammarly can also assist writers with tone, showing where writing might be too formal, self-assured or overly conversational.
13. Databricks. Scientists, engineers and business analysts use Databricks to work together via a single, unified analytics platform. Automated machine learning capabilities enable users to easily build machine learning models. No deep expertise in data science required.
Databricks then offers AI algorithms that can analyze data and provide predictive analytics capabilities. Users can then hone in on patters and trends in data, ultimately leading to more informed business decisions.
14. Oorwin. Consider this suite of tools for managing job postings, applicant tracking, candidate engagement, onboarding and performance management. A major selling point is that Oorwin analyzes job descriptions and reviews candidate profiles to find suitable matches. Thus, recruiters and hiring managers can quickly find top candidates and reduce time-to-hire.
Further Oorwin leverages AI to analyze employee performance data. It provides insights pertaining to performance management. The analytics tools can isolate poor performers, identify top performers, monitor areas for improvement, and pick up on trends in employee behavior.
15. ThreatCloud AI. This incredible cyber security technology makes 2 billion security decisions per day. Forty engines are packed with AI-based features and capabilities, assisting you with malware detection, zero-day phishing prevention, user behavior analysis and more. Explore the ‘next’ of next-gen AI and threat prevention. Get details here.
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