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The Emerging Leaders Program of the Wichita Business Journal says that participants are already using artificial intelligence in their workplaces, but they also acknowledge its limitations. Participants say AI is more important than ever, given the difficulty local employers have in hiring.
Monica Shuey, who was participating in a roundtable Thursday, said that she uses Copy.ai, a platform, to help her write copy for Harmony Marketing, a marketing firm.
Shuey explained that AI is often able to get close to the message you are trying to convey. For me, I use it mainly as inspiration since it is never quite right. I think AI will take over in many ways, including with copywriting and imagery.
Henry Luu, of Keller Williams Signature Partners, said that there has been a lot of discussion in real estate about the impact of AI on roles such as real estate attorneys and transactions coordinators.
Luu stated that some agents are trying to eliminate their real estate lawyers for things like contracts.
Are Emerging Leaders concerned that AI will replace employees?
Joey Krsnich of ICT Insurange Group said it bluntly: "Well, we cannot hire anyone." I can't get anyone to respond to my Indeed ad.
Matt Tye, GSI Engineering's CEO, said that his company is already exploring ways to use technology to make the most of a smaller workforce. AI can be used to monitor infrastructure such as roads, bridges and water systems.
Tye explained that these systems recognize and track trends, rather than having someone sit there all day, analyzing data. There's a lot of really, really cool technology out there.
Amanda Mogoi of M-Care said that she is concerned about platforms which use concierge medicine. Patients can enter their symptoms into the platform and it will automatically prescribe a medication.
Mogoi stated that personalization is becoming less prevalent. "I don’t think it's the best business practice, but I do know that many businesses are now doing things this way."
Gwen Kochman, United Way of the Plains, says that AI at work is not without its challenges, despite the many benefits.
What does that mean for the workplace policy - whether AI is encouraged or not? Do you have parameters? What are the parameters? "I don't think we fully understand its capacity, but it moves so quickly," Kochman said.