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AI: Evolution in Technology

A discussion on OpenAI, Copilot and what it can provide for your business.

It was a great turn out for a cold winter evening last week for the  AI: Evolution in Technology event in collaboration with Tupu Ana at Ten O’Clock Cookie in Masterton. With over 40 of us packed into Ten CC to enjoy delectable treats and great company, everyone was ready to hear about OpenAI, Copilot and what it can provide for your business.

Presented by Philip Harvey, Ohnyx’ Director of Technical & Operations, Philip discussed how AI has already been a part of our lives for the past 15 years. AI is turning up everywhere now, but what’s new is how we can use it, not AI itself. OpenAI has opened the doors to numerous opportunities with its new innovative AI modelling.

One such innovation is Microsoft taking OpenAI’s model and using it in their workspace under the name Copilot. Philip did a brilliant job demystifying Copilot for 365. He explained Copilot works best as a tool in the hands of an expert, doing 60% of the work. Covering off the hard yards. You will still need to do other 40%. This includes fact checking, tweaking the voice to be suitable for your audience, and of course adding your own flare.

Copilot is set to create labor efficiencies, the look and shape of this depends on your business. Key questions to ask yourself are:

  1. What do I want to do more of?
  2. What do I want to do less of?
  3. What are the pain points?

The presentation focused on broad questions and demonstrating Copilot live with audience interaction. Looking at how these efficiencies can be gained in your company will require a more in-depth discussion.

Philip cautioned the need to ensure your Microsoft Tenancy (organisation data) is ready for Copilot. Data needs to be ring fenced and permissions checked, such as finance and human resource data. Copilot will scan all accessible data and provide access where permissions allow.

The live demo was the most impressive part of the night. Philip requested suggestions from the audience to challenge Copilots creative abilities. In no time, complete Word essays and PowerPoint presentations were generated on these topics; sausage rolls, garden gnomes, and the strengths and weakness of the New Zealand Electoral system. Each PowerPoint had professional design, content and photos that matched the topic. It was incredible to see how fast you could go from a concept to a full presentation. This is just one example of the benefits your company could achieve.

Special thanks to Philip for presenting, Nicola and Anja at Tupu Ana for organising the event, and to Monique and the team at Ten O’Clock Cookie for hosting us.

If you’re keen to discover more about Copilot, get in touch with Ohnyx today. We would love to sit down with you to understand your companies challenges, the repetitive tasks that take so much time, that Copilot could potentially take care of.

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