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Zoom Exec gives keys to real-time collaboration with AI 🧑‍💻️

First look at Zoom's new AI features, Intel pushes for AI PCs, secret hack to get AI to read your PDFs, and more!

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Today in Everyday AI
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🎙 Daily Podcast Episode: Real-time collaboration is crucial in the age of AI. We have Zoom’s Chief Product Officer tell us how to use AI for better collaboration. Give it a listen.

🕵️‍♂️ Fresh Finds: An AI form builder for Figma, US banks struggle against AI fraud, and scientists using AI to improve beer. Read on for Fresh Finds.

🗞 Byte Sized Daily AI News: Intel makes push for AI PCs, Zoom adds new AI features, and Adobe releases AI Ad app. For that and more, read on for Byte Sized News.

🚀 AI In 5: Have AI read your PDFs correctly with this one secret hack! See it here

🧠 Learn & Leveraging AI: If you’re looking to improve your collaboration with AI, we’re breaking down what a Zoom exec recommends. Keep reading for that!

↩️ Don’t miss out: Did you miss our last newsletter? We talked about why you should be paying attention to NVIDIA, Google adding SGE AI to search, and a new look at OpenAI Sora. Check it here!

Zoom Exec Tells How AI is Changing Real-Time Collaboration 🧑‍💻

If you want a successful business in the age of AI, you need to be able to collaborate in real-time.

With the combination of COVID and generative AI, the way we work has completely changed.

And there’s been one company that’s played a HUGE part.

Zoom.

Zoom's CPO, Smita Hashim, joins us to discuss how AI is changing real-time collaboration.

Join the conversation and ask Jordan and Smita questions on AI and Zoom here.

Also on the pod today:

• New Zoom Workplace Features and AI Integration 💼
• Future of Real-Time Collaboration and AI 🗣
• Importance of Real-Time Collaboration 💡

It’ll be worth your 26 minutes:

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Here’s our favorite AI finds from across the web:

New AI Tool Spotlight – Weavely is an AI form builder for Figma, JobTrackerAI helps you track your job applications, and Wiser is an personalized AI learning app.

Trending in AI – Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and AMD are collaborating to introduce AI-powered PCs with the inclusion of Microsoft's Copilot key.

Money in AI - US banks are struggling against AI-powered frauds and scams.

AI in Society – The World Health Organization has released an article on the benefits and risks of AI pharmaceutical development.

Read This – Scientists are using AI to make beer taste better.

1. Intel’s Push for AI PCs 🖥

Intel is making a push for AI PCs with its new extensions and developer programs. The company aims to attract smaller Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and individual developers, as well as Independent Hardware Vendors (IHVs), to develop AI-centric hardware. Intel plans to deliver 100 million PCs with AI accelerators by 2025.

2. Zoom Workplace Unveils AI-Powered Super-Platform 🧑‍💻

Zoom Workplace has launched a powerhouse collaborative platform with AI tools aimed at boosting productivity within teams. New features range from an AI Companion to automatic meeting scheduling and recap features. With upgrades like AI portrait lighting and generative backgrounds, Zoom Workplace is stepping up its game in the video conferencing space.

We actually talked with Zoom’s Chief Product Officer today about some of these new features. Go give it a listen!

3. Microsoft Bing Ad Head Leaves Amidst AI Power Play🚶

The head of Microsoft's Bing search engine ad business, Mikhail Parakhin, steps down amidst a major shakeup in the tech giant. Parakhin's departure follows the appointment of DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman to lead Microsoft's consumer artificial intelligence efforts.

4. Adobe's GenStudio: Revolutionizing Ad Creation with AI 📢

Adobe's latest GenStudio application is set to change the game in ad creation by providing a centralized hub for promotional campaigns, making it easier for users to generate multiple versions of the same campaign across various platforms. With features like AI-powered tools and preapproved assets, GenStudio aims to streamline the process of creating on-brand marketing materials.

5. Samsung's Galaxy AI To Expand to More Devices 📱

Samsung's Galaxy AI, introduced with the Galaxy S24 series, has been wowing users with features like Circle to Search and Live Translate, making tasks seamless and communication effortless. The latest One UI 6.1 update, rolling out from March 28, brings Galaxy AI to even more devices, including the Galaxy S23 series, Z Fold5, and Z Flip55, promising a tailored mobile experience for all users.

Secret way for AI to summarize your PDFs!

Ever found yourself frustrated, trying to get Al chats like ChatGPT or Claude to digest PDFs, only to hit a wall?

We're revealing a game-changing method that will help Al read your PDFs properly!

Or see this related video:

🦾How You Can Leverage:

How did we collaborate in real-time BEFORE AI? 🤦‍♂️ 

The 1-2 combination of hybrid work and Generative AI really changed how businesses everywhere collaborate in real-time. 

So what's next?

Smita Hashim gave us a preview. 

Smita is the Chief Product Officer at Zoom. But, her background in the video collaboration space in deep. 

Before Zoom, she worked at Microsoft on Microsoft Teams and at Google on Google Meet. 

(Yeah, her resume is crazy impressive.) 

So, there’s few people as qualified as Smita to talk about how AI is impacting real-time collaboration. 

And great timing to chat with her live, as Zoom is in the midst of their Enterprise Connect conference and JUST released some shiny new AI features. 

(More on that in #3 below.) 

So, let’s break down today’s episode on how AI is changing the world of real-time collaboration, and what you need to know. 👇

1 – H️ybrid work is still the future 🔮

The pandemic kinda forced work from home to be a thing. But, did Generative AI actually help make hybrid work a permanent fixture of our futures? 

Kinda, Smita said

Back 5 or 10 years ago, video calls and real-time collaboration was really only effective in person. 

Video calls were around, sure. But, at times it actually required MORE work to collaborate with video calls. 

Whether you’re a fan of hybrid work or not, Generative AI is kinda a big piece of making it stick. 

Try this: Go read this Fast Company article about how Generative AI is a key cog pushing the Hybrid and WFH movements forward.

2 – AI is everyone’s meeting BFF 🤗

As someone that’s been building real-time collaboration products at Zoom, Google and Microsoft for a decade and a half, we were excited to ask Smita what AI feature she finds most useful for real-time-collaboration.

She didn’t hesitate: an AI meeting assistant.

We TOTALLY agree.

If you spend a lot of time in Zoom/Google Meet/Microsoft Teams meetings, it’s worth either enabling each platform’s AI meeting assistant, or using a third-party AI meeting assistant.

Try this: We’ve covered AI meeting assistants in-depth in this episode, which is super underrated by the way.

3 – Zoom into new Zoom AI 🔭

Having a 1-on-1 with the Chief Product Officer of Zoom is pretty cool.

So you KNOW we went into depth on Zoom’s new breakingAI announcements from their Zoom Enterprise Connect conference, which wrapped up tomorrow.

Smita gave us a walkthrough of Zoom’s New AI-Powered Workplace release.

Zoom Workplace offers AI-powered features like AI Companion that can summarize meetings, brainstorm on whiteboards, and even draft emails in seconds.

With features like pre-meeting preparation assistance, post-call summaries, and enhanced document collaboration, Zoom Workplace aims to boost productivity, save time, and foster better teamwork effortlessly.

Try this: If you’re already on a paid Zoom plan, the AI-powered Workplace is included at no extra charge. Buuuut, it’s a little tricky to find and enable, TBH.

Here’s how 👇

1. Update Zoom to the latest version

2. Go into your Zoom settings (website, not desktop app) 

3. Enable the “AI Companion” features you want to use. 

4. When you’re in your next Zoom meeting, click the “AI Companion” button on the bottom.

5. Enable AI Companion for either all participants, all participants who join, or hosts only. Then click start.

Numbers to watch

$2 Million

AI Startup Century Health, aimed at improving clinical data, has raised $2 million.

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