The rapid advancement of technology has always created instability in society and the job market. History is littered with professions that have entirely disappeared, so being apprehensive about new technologies is not an unwarranted response. Many new AI technologies will inevitably reduce or eliminate positions in our society.
The meeting is a staple of modern society. No matter what line of work you’re in you’ve probably had a meeting with someone. Compatriots, overlords, underlings, clients, etc – all excellent candidates for meetings. Most of these people don’t want to be there. Let’s unpack this a bit.
The internet has been a boon for the average person. Unlimited access to information, the ability to communicate and share instantaneously across the globe, and a literal world of work opportunities. It has also been a golden age of business opportunities. The same open access the public now relies on allows businesses to reach more people than ever.
Knowing your audience is one of the most important skills any upstart entrepreneur or comedian needs to have a firm grasp on. Come to think of it, I feel like everyone should know their audience. Many times a friendly reminder to “read the room” can be a massive embarrassment for your inner verbal daredevil and have some serious implications.
Over the last two years, online meeting software has advanced in leaps and bounds out of necessity, starting with the rapid scaling of existing services. Many of these advancements have been made possible due to Artificial Intelligence. Everything from improving audio quality, replacing backgrounds, to generating automatic closed captions are now possible in your favourite meeting platform.