I don’t use MSO and AFAIK Google hasn’t added any AI features to Google Workspace. But yes, I will use them when they become available. At the rate LLMs are growing I doubt I will have the option of not using them before long.
I’m concerned about the potential for leaked information, but I’m fine using it for my day job. I work as a data analyst/engineer, and there are just too many potential benefits to ignore the technology even though I’m deeply worried about its implications on society. A lot of my work these days is modeling data from different sources to all conform to the business logic and then building dashboards in Tableau for users. I could easily see a world where LLMs are able to use my modeling work and just build dashboards or spreadsheets in Power BI or Excel for users based on a question from them. It’s a win for me and it’s a win for my users.
Also, so much of business email is just fluff so Copilot being able to help write emails and save time is definitely useful.
Given how quickly Microsoft had to take down one of its AI chatbots atfer it produce racist and anti-semitic responses I will not be holding my breath for any AI system preventing “Skynet” from being created.
I think Open AI tools will be phenomenal for the evolution of computing. Let’s make one thing clear, the impact is not going to be in the jobs it takes but rather the elimination of mundane tasks that require patience while slogging through tedium.
I’d contend that computing is merely a microcosm of the physical world. In the physical world we are not only concerned with ideation, manufacture and supply chain but what can make or break any project is distribution. AI will help with distribution models but that will be further down the road. Until then i’ll enjoy using it at a local level.
I’ve seen the marketing videos for co-pilot and no doubt it looks and seems awesome. However, as an individual user, I find REALLY FU***** HARD to like the UI of Word or other office applications. I’d much rather write something in iA Writer or Ulysses. OTH, considering most companies already use microsoft office products I think that’s where it is aimed at.
With my mac I can see myself having something remotely (almost completely different) similar with Alfred (Chatfred) and Raycast AI.
That sums up an awful lot of low level office jobs which will go at an incredibly high rate. Why would anyone pay salaries when licensed AI can do it as well if not better plus not bleat about holidays safe spaces or working (or not) from home?