The CEO’s Guide to Navigating Generative AI in Business

May 1, 2024 | Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Generative AI is a type of AI that generates new content based on media input like text, video, and audio. It differs from traditional AI which analyzes historical data to provide statistics. It allows machines to generate content that imitates human-generated content.

CEOs can use AI to automate processes and make work more efficient, but they must consider potential risks and ethical concerns. This article will provide a complete guide to generative AI navigation to ensure you are using it to its fullest potential.

What are the Main Platforms for Generative AI?

  • Dall-E: Dall-E identifies connections between video and audio elements. It uses these connections to match words to images. This extension of open AI’s GPT allows users to generate images with prompts.
  • ChatGPT: One of the most common types of generative AI, ChatGPT was created as a customer service chatbot. It has since evolved as a content creation tool. It is also often integrated into search engines.
  • Bard: Bard is a ChatGPT competitor often used in search engines. It provides text and visual responses to users.

How is Generative AI Used?

  • Chatbots for Customer Service and Technical Support: Chatbots are often used on web pages to provide automated answers to customer queries. They offer responses when live reps are not available and minimize bounce rates.
  • Creating Artwork: Companies can use AI to generate unique marketing artwork in a pinch.
  • Email Responses: AI can generate email responses to save time on communications.
  • Content Writing: There is some controversy regarding AI in content generation. However, it comes in handy for topic ideation and rough drafts.
  • Creating Training Videos: Companies can use AI to create training videos that speed up the onboarding process.
  • Creating Product Demonstration Videos: Generative AI can be used to create product demonstration videos that can be posted on their websites. Consumers can learn how to use products and their various applications without the need to hire actors for a live demo.
  • Fraud Detection: AI can identify unusual activity in your business transactions and alert users. It can be useful in preventing fraud and cybersecurity breaches.
  • Writing Code: IT teams can use AI to help with code development. It supports languages like Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and Typescript.
  • Industry-Specific Uses: AI offers more specific uses that may promote efficiency in various industries. For example, entertainment companies can use it to translate actor’s voices into other languages. Legal firms can use it to analyze contracts.

What are the Benefits of Generative AI?

  • Automates Processes: Generative AI automates processes that would normally be handled by human staff. It frees them up to focus on more pressing needs.
  • Reduces Errors: Machines rarely make errors that can cost companies time and money.
  • Improved Customer Service: AI answers queries and generates emails to provide immediate responses. It improves customer service and reduces bounce rates.

Risks and Ethics Issues

  • May Provide Inaccurate Information: Generative AI learns from the internet, and the internet is not always correct. If you use AI for content generation and other applications, check it over before publishing or distributing it.
  • Takes Jobs Away from Humans: Many people argue that AI takes jobs away from humans, particularly creators. Some may get upset if they find out your company is using AI to do a job typically assigned to a writer or artist.
  • Misses the Human Touch: AI can take over some human tasks, but it cannot substitute humans. It will not provide comprehensive answers to people inquiring about your business online. It also tends to generate robotic content. Consumers may become frustrated with it when interacting with your company.
  • It Does Not Provide Sources: The technology will not provide sources for your information. It may be difficult to prove your claims.
  • It Could Present Legal Issues: Beware of using AI to impersonate a person, whether intentionally or unintentionally. You could end up with a lawsuit.
  • May Gloss Over Hate Speech: AI may include biases, prejudices, and hate speech in its content as it is unable to detect issues with these results.

CEOs must be aware of AI risks and handle each situation in a specific manner to avoid risks and prevent them from escalating.

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