Have you wondered if AI will be a big deal in the workplace or your business? Well, I am here to tell you it already is a big deal… like now. We have already had massive changes due to the release of AI-powered tools like Chat GPT. Even Google is set to change its beloved search engine with its AI-powered interface coming in 2024. Now, even Microsoft is set to launch its AI-powered tool “Microsoft Copilot” around November 1st, 2023. However, the early version will be a part of the Windows 11 update on September 26th, 2023.
Do you use Google? Do you use any Microsoft applications for work like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint? You probably do. So what does this mean for you? Whether you love or hate it, it is time to pay attention to AI-powered tools like Microsoft Copilot before your competitors do.
What Microsoft Copilot Brings To The Table
Imagine telling your computer to draft an email or create a presentation, and it does it in seconds. What usually takes 30 minutes can now potentially take seconds with Microsoft Copilot. Microsoft is providing an all-in-one AI assistant that can support you in work-related activities inside applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.
Microsoft Copilot aims to eliminate all tedious or manual tasks that are too time-consuming in your work-related activities. Microsoft Copilot will be able to edit photos, draw up visuals in seconds, use data to create visual graphs and find a file you are looking for in seconds. Gone are the days of looking at a blank Word document or not knowing what to write in your email. If permission is given, Copilot can use data from your calendar, email, and documents to help you write emails quickly. Don’t know how to visually represent data with a graph or chart? Microsoft Copilot will whip up a rough draft in seconds. Does this mean PowerPoint, visual presentations, and spreadsheets will all be done with the assistance of AI? It looks like it. According to Microsoft, you can use Microsoft Copilot as an app, or it will show up with a simple right-click while you are working.
The level of efficiency and productivity Microsoft Copilot will provide will be incredible from the looks of it. The speed at which workplaces can produce work outputs using Microsoft’s work applications will be remarkable. However, this raises the question: Is this another massive step towards AI taking our jobs?
New Careers and Skills
It is almost inevitable now that AI will play a big role in workplaces. We cannot say if AI will replace certain jobs, but it sure does look like a possibility. Only time will tell. However, there also could be new types of jobs created. Roles like “prompt engineers” or “AI whisperers” could be a real thing very soon. Learning how to use and implement AI is a job in itself. There will be several opportunities for the people who are early to utilizing AI.
This is a big challenge for businesses to adapt to. The ways of work that most businesses have become comfortable utilizing are suddenly changing, and it is now up to them to adapt to AI innovations.
To put this into perspective, imagine your competition down the street adapts to the speed of productivity that Microsoft Copilot provides, and you don’t. What do you think will happen?
How Can My Business Prepare For This?
Staying informed and up to date with these new AI technologies is important because there are many pros and cons to them. The businesses that utilize Microsoft Copilot ultimately will potentially 10x their productivity and work output if they desire to. It is obvious that the features of Microsoft Copilot will be powerful in the workspace because millions of people use Microsoft work applications in the office.
This can also raise some issues in the work industry. Imagine your competitor down the street decided to replace half their staff with AI. Would you blame them? Or follow suit? It is indeed a scary thought and situation. What if you ignore AI entirely, and your competition wipes you out of business? This is something you can prevent from happening.
The Future of work could very well be AI-dominant. It is almost safe to say it is a must to start recognizing these AI tools like Microsoft Copilot. If you are wondering how you will find time to learn about all these AI changes, don’t worry; there are solutions.
It is a good idea to consider working with a local agency like Zellus Marketing that stays on top of all the marketing news and AI technological advancements. The last thing you want to happen is for you to ignore AI and cause your business to take a hit. AI is here and only growing day by day. Utilize and pay attention to tools like Microsoft Copilot to be the business in your area or field that benefits from it.