AI is a hot topic right now because of how advanced it’s gotten.
It has grown smart enough to finish some more complicated human tasks at a click of a button. Some jobs are even at risk of being replaced by it.
But before you go paranoid about AI taking over your career (or probably the world), there are a lot of things that it can’t do — yet.
Remember, these are just tools to make our tasks easier.
For remote workers, if you know how to use it, you can create better output in less time. – giving you an edge over the rest.
So what are the AI tools you can use for your craft? Here are 5 useful ones to increase your productivity.
Chat GPT ignited the talks about AI once more. Basically, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot, where you can ask questions and get pretty detailed answers.
It’s so detailed that it can write articles and full-fledged guides for specific questions.
You can also customize your questions to get the perspective of an expert.
For example, “Pretend to be an FBI Agent and give tips on how to spot if someone is lying.” This prompt will result in a very different answer compared to general questions.
So, what can you use it for? Well, it won’t replace writers yet because it lacks creativity and the ability to convey emotions.
But you can use it as a starting point for research. You can also ask for tips and tricks about certain topics. Actually, the possibilities are endless!
Bad grammar looks unprofessional. You should be wary with your writing when sending proposals, emails, and even replying to chats.
But not everyone is well-versed in grammar. And even if you are, most can overlook some errors.
Grammarly can help you quickly check your sentences. It’s powerful enough to spot the most common mistakes, detect tones, and simplify wordy sentences.
You can install an app or plugin to utilize its assistance.
Almost all remote workers have online meetings once in a while.
But then, we often forget some parts of the meeting.
You can record it but it takes too much time to review and find the information you’re looking for.
Here, Otter.ai can definitely help you.
Otter.ai transcribes the meeting for you. And yes, it can do it in real-time. It can record audio, write notes, capture slides, and even generate summaries.
Otter.ai can also attend some of your meetings automatically when you can’t. You just have to schedule it to attend on your behalf.
It can generate minutes of the meeting and a summary of the points you can review for later.
Excel Formula Bot
For years, Sheets and Excel have been staple tools for most remote workers. It can summarize and process data, depending on your client’s needs.
But to fully utilize these programs, you must know the commands and prompts. But sometimes, these formulas can be quite complicated.
Well, you can get an AI’s help with ExcelFormulaBot.
It’s quite simple. You just type what you want in the text box and it will show the formula for it.
For example, “add Column A and Column B and if the amount is over 30,000, show the “Ok” word on column C.”
It will then generate the following formula: “=IF(A1+B1>30000,”Ok”,””)”
As a casual Sheets user, I wouldn’t have known the formula for that. Imagine how much time you will save!
Do you have a lot of tasks? Maybe you have multiple clients and a ton of deadlines. That’s why we take the time to organize our calendar.
But planning also takes too much time as well. Ever wished you had someone to schedule your tasks for you?
Well, Time Hero is here to save your day. Time Hero connects your calendars and automatically schedules your tasks for you.
Just add the tasks with an estimated time of completion plus priority.
For example, you input “create a video for Tiktok for 1 hour due on Friday.” And you set it as a high priority.
Based on that, it can create the schedule in your existing calendar for the task.
What if you update your schedule and you now have a meeting in that same schedule? Time Hero then automatically adjusts the tasks to another time slot. Sweet, right?
These are just some AI tools you can utilize to be more productive in your remote working career. There will be more to come as AI advances.
But again, these are just tools. There’s no replacement for humans in most positions for remote work. As of now, anyway.
So if you’re looking for an online career yourself, you can sign up through Remote Staff. Remote Staff offers long-term online jobs for Filipinos, depending on your skills.
And when you master how to use these AI tools, you’ll have a better chance at a thriving career for many years to come.