Spotlight on Conor Grennan
Conor is an expert on AI and is a leading voice on LinkedIn and in the AI community.
He is one of our featured speakers at the Global Brand Convergence® Livestream, November 29 at 8 AM ET and here he shares his insights on AI and how it influences productivity and the work environment:
Q: What are some of the specific trends that you are seeing in terms of how AI is being
used in the workplace?
A: With MS Copilot coming out, I think we're going to see more people integrating AI
tools into their workflow in things like emails, potentially. But mostly I see marketing
departments beginning to use it for brainstorming new ideas.
Q: What are some of the skills that you see being replaced by AI in the workplace?
A: think simple, repeatable tasks will be replaced by AI. I also think writing copy can be
done so quickly that it will begin to replace that skill.
Q: In what ways do you work with companies to help improve the skill sets of their
employees in the use of AI?
A: I run training workshops for companies to help them understand and get excited
about how to integrate generative AI into their workflow by taking a fresh look at how
generative AI actually works and how it applies to tasks.
Q: If I have no experience using AI, what are some of the specific things that I should
do to get some basic skills in its use?
A: It requires no experience or skill. The best thing you can do is open up ChatGPT and
begin using it with the tasks you deal with every day.
Q: What are the ways in which you are using AI in your work? How have your work
outcomes changed as a result of that?
A: I use it many times a day for editing, brainstorming, formatting, strategizing - pretty
much everything. The quality and speed have both improved in my workflow.
Q: How do you stay up with AI? You are so active in writing, speaking, and using all
different forms of AI? How do you do it?
A: I read a lot! And I listen to podcasts. And now I've started a podcast, AI Applied, so I
have to read even more!
Right now, co-workers are secretly doing their work faster and better. Don’t get left behind! Do this: Identify the tasks that make up your job. Apply #ChatGPT to each one. A Quick Guide to get started: (click image to visit the original post on Connors LinkedIn profile)