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8 AI tools that are revolutionizing productivity

The possibilities opened up by AI tools are endless – from transforming raw data into strategic insights to automating routine and time-consuming tasks, allowing employees to focus on more valuable projects.

Here is a detailed ranking of eight innovative AI tools that can make significant improvements in productivity, and which prove that smart technologies are key to the future of efficient work.

Ranking of AI tools to boost productivity

Today’s AI tools are not only boosting productivity, but also transforming traditional work methods, introducing innovations that were once considered futuristic. What was once reserved for huge corporations is now becoming available to smaller companies as well, which equals opportunity in a challenging market.

 

Letterly – a revolution in business communication

Letterly is a revolutionary AI tool that changes the rules of the game in corporate communications. With advanced natural language processing algorithms, Letterly allows you to automatically generate professional emails, reports, contracts and other business documents. This is a key resource for any organization where fast and effective communication is not only desirable, but absolutely critical to maintaining a competitive edge and operational fluidity.

Magnific-data analysis in the service of decisions

Magnific harnesses the power of AI to transform complex data sets into clear, easy-to-understand conclusions, enabling faster and more accurate business decisions. It’s a tool that is becoming an indispensable partner in any industry requiring deep data analysis – from finance to marketing and sales. Magnific allows companies to not only react to market changes, but to anticipate future trends and adjust strategies in a timely manner.

Gamma- next generation project management

Gamma integrates with popular platforms such as Slack and Microsoft Teams to create a comprehensive project management environment. It allows teams to effectively manage resources, deadlines and budgets, as well as automate routine tasks. Gamma is invaluable in project environments where the speed and precision of coordination directly affects the success of the entire project.

Looka AI- graphic design automation

Looka AI is an innovative graphic design platform that allows you to quickly create attractive graphics, logos and other visual elements. It ideally suits the needs of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises that want to present their brand professionally without engaging expensive external resources. Looka AI is an excellent example of how AI tools can increase productivity, allowing companies to focus on their core business.

Papermark AI- intelligent document management

Papermark AI specializes in automating document processing, which is particularly valuable in the legal, medical and financial industries. The tool improves the accuracy and security of processed information, which is crucial for regulatory compliance and protecting confidential data. With Papermark AI, processes that traditionally took a lot of time are now faster and more efficient.

Snapby- optimizing inventory management

Snapby is a groundbreaking AI tool in the retail sector that offers advanced solutions for inventory management and consumer trend analysis. Through real-time data analysis, Snapby allows companies to adjust inventory levels to match current demand, minimizing the risk of inventory obsolescence and maximizing operational efficiency.

Hi Talk- real-time translations

Hi Talk is a real-time AI translation tool that enables seamless international communication, increasing productivity in global companies by eliminating language barriers.

Fotor- intelligent photo editing

Using AI technology for photo editing, Fotor offers tools that automatically enhance images, add effects or retouch photos. With a wide range of features, from simple retouching to advanced graphic effects, Fotor allows you to create professional-looking photos, which are crucial for effective marketing and visual communication in the digital age. Fotor is indispensable for marketing and social media managers who want to create a visual image of their brand quickly and efficiently.

The use of AI tools in business is not just the future; it’s a solution that is already significantly improving the productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of companies. Investing in these technologies is a step toward transforming the operational DNA of businesses toward a more automated, efficient future.

With these AI tools, companies can not only increase their productivity, but also transform their business processes to become more innovative and adaptable to a rapidly changing world.

Diversity and inclusiveness – the key to the organization of the future

In the context of the workplace, diversity is becoming a key element driving innovation, flexibility and the ability of organizations to adapt during changing market conditions. May, established by the European Commission as Diversity Month, provides a unique opportunity to deepen reflection on building an inclusive work environment. During this time, companies and organizations can specifically focus on reviewing their DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) strategies and initiate actions to create more open, diverse and equal workplaces.

Economic and social benefits of diversity

Numerous studies by reputable institutions such as Deloitte, McKinsey, and the Harvard Business Review consistently show an inextricable link between diversity and increased innovation, productivity, and employee engagement. Diversity can lead to higher organizational profitability – McKinsey & Company’s 2020 “Diversity Wins” report found that companies with the most diversity on their boards are as much as 36% more likely to have a return on investment than the industry average. And Deloitte’s data shows that organizations that invest in promoting inclusion can expect as much as 2.3 times the productivity of their employees.

Companies that effectively implement diversity and inclusion strategies not only record better financial results, but also create a work environment that reduces turnover in organizations and even promotes the company externally, which has a positive impact on the continuity and stability of process execution.

In addition, numerous studies, including those conducted by Gallup, show that diverse teams are 43% more effective at solving problems and making decisions. This fosters more innovative solutions that better address diverse customer needs. Organizations that reflect the social and cultural diversity of their customers are in a better position to understand their expectations. This translates into building stronger relationships, increasing satisfaction and loyalty, and opening up new opportunities for growth in diverse markets.

Diversity efforts

Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) in an organization requires a strategic approach and commitment at all levels. Integrating DEI practices into the company’s day-to-day operations is key to building an organizational culture that not only accepts diversity, but draws strength from it and creates a favorable environment for all employees to thrive.

Diversity Month is a good time to take a look at your organization’s diversity policies and inspire new efforts in this area. That’s why Digital University has prepared a special offer for May for speeches and workshops that will support organizations in promoting an inclusive and diverse work environment. Digital University experts are experienced speakers who will speak in an engaging way about inclusive language, gender equality, generational differences or neurodiversity, among other topics.

Responding to the needs of younger generations

In the face of dynamic changes in the labor market, a key factor in attracting young generations – Generation Z and Millennials – is companies’ commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. Deloitte’s research on Generation Z and Millennials, reveals that these values are not only preferences, but even requirements for young people when choosing an employer. Generation Z employees are looking for places where they can feel that their work has a real impact and is in line with their values. They want companies to actively engage in social and environmental initiatives, reflecting global awareness and responsibility. The changing expectations apply not only to an organization’s external policies, but also to its internal culture. Young generations value a work environment that is open, respects a diversity of perspectives and promotes a culture of mutual respect and acceptance. They believe that such an environment fosters not only personal development, but also creativity and innovation. For employers who want to attract and retain the talent of the younger generation, it becomes crucial to create and maintain a work environment that responds vividly to these needs.

Diversity and inclusion are no longer perks – they are essential to the future success of the organization. By embracing and implementing these values, companies can build teams that are ready for the challenges of the future, while creating a workplace where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Sources:

https://www2.deloitte.com/pl/pl/pages/zarzadzania-procesami-i-strategiczne/articles/EconomicStatement/rowna-placa-kobiet-i-mezczyzn-oplaca-sie-gospodarce.html

https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/delivering-through-diversity

https://hbr.org/2024/03/what-demographics-forms-say-about-inclusivity-at-your-company

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/diversity-wins-how-inclusion-matters

https://www2.deloitte.com/pl/pl/pages/human-capital/articles/Raport-Global-2023-Gen-Z-Millenial-Survey.html

AI & MEDTECH CEE 2024: Innovative Forum for Medical and Technology Leaders

Registration has begun for the next, fourth installment of the “AI & MEDTECH CEE” conference. This unique event bridges the gap between medical advances and the latest technological developments, creating ideal conditions for developing business contacts and exchanging experiences. The event will feature the premiere of the fifth edition of the “Top Disruptors in Healthcare” Report. This publication sheds light on the most groundbreaking startups from Poland and the CEE region that have the potential to revolutionize the medical sector. Both the initiative to create the report and the conference, have been patronized by Digital University. We invite you to register now to take part in shaping the AI & MEDTECH CEE revolution!

This year’s meeting will take place on June 11, 2024 at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warsaw. Although seats for direct participation are limited, the event will also be available online with simultaneous translation.

The previous edition of AI & MEDTECH CEE attracted experts from around the globe, including the US, UK and many other countries, becoming a hub for global medical leaders and innovation pioneers. Special guests included Brittany Kaiser, co-founder of the Own Your Data Foundation, whose story was captured in a documentary on the Netflix platform.

This year’s conference will also feature Polish public sector representatives and innovation leaders, in addition to a broad international representation. Discussions will cover the topics of:

e-health in Poland, with an accent on intelligent diagnostics supported by AI algorithms, which increases the accuracy and speed of diagnoses,
global challenges and best practices in digitizing healthcare,
Longevity and modern methods of taking care of health from a young age to minimize major risk factors.
The conference will also provide an opportunity to learn about modern technologies that support both daily activity and overall well-being, promoting a healthy lifestyle under the watchful eye of medicine.

There will also be a Medical Startup Zone, where innovators will present their avant-garde projects. Don’t wait, join us now!

REGISTER HERE

Your Genius Blueprint

Life is a laboratory, and you are the experiment that you are conducting. There is no right or wrong, it is about learning about what brings joy, fulfillment, happiness; and what you create and how you create it. We all create life experiences, relationships, products, and our lives consciously, or unconsciously; and all of what we create have impact on people and the planet.

As challenging as it is right now to still be dealing with the pandemic and all of the disruption it brought all over the world, let us look at the bigger perspective of what is happening in our lives right now as if it was an experiment about evolution of human beings.

For a bigger perspective, we need to step away from being in the situation and look at it from afar, from a different viewpoint, as an observer looking at our planet and the situation, or we travel to a different time in the future and look back at “now” as history.

Before the pandemic the effect of technological development was complex. Mass manufacturing has grown tremendously as a result of the first two industrial revolutions. The natural resources were used without consideration of the future and the environment was affected in many ways. There was so much garbage, that it formed many islands in the Pacific Ocean. Most people worked hard and long to make sufficient money, the pace of life was accelerating and there was less time to relax and enjoy life with friends and family.

Machines were getting faster, and people had to find ways to be faster thank the machines as well. The overwhelming amount of information and tasks to be done, accelerating pace at work, and growing inability to do all that was needed and do it well has been exhausting, and at times seemed almost impossible to keep up with the necessary momentum.

The skills and abilities taught in schools and universities were not enough to cope with ever growing speed and complexity at work. Less than one in seven employees (15% of people engaged at work per Gallup research) were enthusiastic about their work and performed well. Others felt stressed and depleted and had limited energy for work and life, and were dis-engaged…

When the global pandemic started it appeared that human activity on the planet stopped. People were isolating in their homes and only people whose jobs were essential for all came to work in person. There were no planes in the skies, no cars on the roads, no people on the streets. It felt like a scene from a futuristic movie about a major disaster.

The global pandemic compressed most of the 4th industrial revolution from what could have taken decades to practically a year. The work, gatherings, conversations with friends and family became digital. People felt separated physically and polarized over health, political, and related issues. What is ahead is still unknown and the changes continue to accelerate.

The big global crisis disrupted every aspect of our life and created perfect conditions and pressure for radical change both, externally and internally. To survive and thrive, this new condition requires from us a different level of thinking and abilities, a performance level that feels almost superhuman.

The 5th industrial revolution has already started, and it is focused on people as well as sustainability of our Earth. Human-computer interface, restoring and amplifying the five senses, increasing mental capacity and abilities, as well as extending human life are just a few examples of what is coming.

The most important thing is what we choose to do with these new abilities. Whether people create weapons of immense destruction or build ecological cities that become a part of healthy ecosystem on Earth, depends on the mindset of those who create it. The greater the purpose, the more beneficial it is for people and the planet, more energy and abilities it will awaken. A truly great intention, the big transformative purpose could be so strong, so compelling, that it can awaken the Genius within.

Historically, pandemics have forced people to break from the past and imagine their world anew. Then build it as imagined. This one right now is no different. It is a transition between the world we knew and the next one, the one we will create… We can create it from a place of fear, or from a place of our Genius—we collaborate, apply our unique Genius together, co-create an inspiring future that transcends our imagination. It is up to us what we choose to do as collective Genius of humanity can solve any challenge, however big it might be.

What is Genius?

In dictionaries it is defined as “Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability”.

NASA found during its studies that “Genius is human intelligence is having fun”.

Psychology Today speaks of “quality of work that transcends… Genius transcends both the time and the place of its origin.”

“Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.” ~ W.H. Auden

Alfred Noble set awarding yearly prizes “to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind.”

Genius is an expanded, alternative state of being where our imagination and intelligences play together to create what is of extraordinary quality for the benefit of all.

Being in that free flowing dreamy creative and incredibly productive state is one of the most enjoyable and gratifying experiences in life. Creating together with others multiply that state and the results are often beyond what we could imagine.

While some say that ordinary people create extraordinary experiences, it might be that when we are in that state of creativity, in our Genius state, we all are extraordinary. Finding how to get into that state has been a quest of humanity since Plato and Aristotle and today it appears that we cracked the Genius code and are evolving into new species as humanity.

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” Plato

Can the environment switch on your DNA of Genius?

Think of DNA as a computer hardware. There may be several types of software programs that can regulate what the hardware does. Software, in this case the external and internal environment, does not change the master blueprint of DNA, instead it can switch genes (gene expression) on or off.

Today, the external global crisis, our environment is requiring more capacity and different skills and abilities from us than ever before. The mass manufacturing of products in the 3rd industrial revolution has been automated and the skills that were needed then are no longer needed.

The 4th industrial revolution was accelerated by the pandemic and we now live and work in a digital world. The 5th industrial revolution that is also happening right now will automate 50% of work and the new work environment will need different skills.

Human intelligence and creativity are rated as most important skills by CEOs. (Gallup Research).

To access the unique combination of human intelligences that each person has and tap into different level of creativity, the inner operating system, the software that is comprised of conscious and unconscious beliefs that run our lives needs to be updated. One of the most important premise here is about the innate Genius potential within us.

Decoding your Genius Blueprint

People often think that Genius is about the work that you do. For example, if you are a mathematician, then it is assumed you are going to be a genius at performing complex calculations, when in reality, Genius is your passion expressed through your uniqueness.

For example, Shakespeare’s real genius was in understanding what drives human beings, which he expressed it through writing plays and passion for beauty was the driver for Steve Jobs in creating elegant and simple to use products.

Both, adults and children often struggle to identify what they are passionate about. An easy way to find the passion is to follow natural curiosity. However unusual or impractical it might appear, passion and curiosity will find a way to create something novel. As a student, Steve Jobs took a calligraphy class which was not related to his studies at all. It was his appreciation of beauty of writing and calligraphy skills that drove him to create beautiful fonts for Macintosh computer and was key for the incredible success of its products.

In American and Russian cultures, children are taught to focus and appreciate what comes with hard work and pay less attention to what comes easy. This often means that the natural talents are not appreciated and developed, instead all the energy is spent on what has limited potential. When we do what we love, things come naturally easy to us, we enjoy the process and develop mastery 300% faster.

With mastery, work becomes a creative process, an expression of our natural genius, brings deep satisfaction, and fulfillment. When we lose track of time and are fully focused on what we do, it is an alternate state of mind and creativity is abundant. Poets, writers, composers, software programmers say, “I downloaded it and just had to write it down”.

All living systems either evolve and grow or disappear. We, as humanity, have been walking a path where we have been increasing our capacities through technology externally but have not changed much internally. Our inner operating system, the one that is built on our individual and collective beliefs is outdated. The current times require that we upgrade it so that we can grow and evolve.

When you know that you have your unique Genius the world needs, and know that everyone around you also have their unique Genius potential, what future will you dream up? What genius future can you create together?

Digital Priorities in a Never Normal World. Summary of HRevolution

Coronavirus has drastically changed our approach to work, it is often said that it is the most effective accelerator of digital transformation. Is there a recipe for becoming a game changer? What is the role of HR teams in digital transformation, and how have various organizations dealt with this challenge? Among other things, we covered these topics during the third edition of HRevolution, the theme of which was Digital Priorities in a Never Normal World.

What can we do to adapt to the upcoming changes? For the organization, the key issue will be the implementation of Employee Experience (EX), which will gradually replace Talent Management. The very experience in the workplace is extremely important and is associated with various factors, such as trust. Anna A. Tavis notes that they should be taken into account when planning HR, strategic and company-wide activities. It also encourages changes in HR indicators to reflect employee experiences.

The labor market will face further changes in the coming years. Among them, we will see the transition to project work, as well as the dissemination of remote and hybrid work systems. Dariusz Jemielniak notices that the new normality may stay with us for a whole decade. What will be important for employees is the support of mentors and trainers who will help to adapt to the pace and type of changes to come. It will also be important when changing the approach, because, in the face of ongoing changes, reacting, not planning, may bring greater effects. Błażej Jurewicz mentions it, introducing the concepts of VUCA and Top-Team.

Our competences evolve along with the ongoing changes. Maria Belka mentions that in the coming years, life-long learning, specialization and interdisciplinarity will be important, as well as new skills – tech disruptive skills – which will allow us to change the business and labor market.

During the second part of the conference, we learned how to become a game changer. We started it with an intense discussion about the role of leadership and digital competences in building a culture of a future-oriented organization. John Guziak notices that many things have been reevaluated and the concept of work needs to be redefined. During the discussion panel, John Guziak, Rafał Mrówka, Piotr Smoleń and Grażyna Rzehak provided us with a solid portion of knowledge and allowed us to look at the changes in recent years and digital culture.

In this part, we also learned about the practices of various companies in the face of upcoming changes and the characteristics of future leaders, and we heard a bit about the 4E approach, i.e. elasticity, emotion, empowerment and ethics, as well as the use of Experience Journey, through which we were led by Sylwia Górska-Przytulska. Przemysław Szuder, on the example of Aviva practices, told us about how the organizational culture made the company react quickly to changes in the market.

During the third part of HRevolution, we got to know the perspective of both large organizations and startups. Our panelists introduced it to us: Maciej Noga, Julia Kiełbasiewicz-Zarębska, Maciej Czerwonka, Szymon Pruszyński, Bartłomiej Nowak and Adrian Witkowski. We learned how important the role of HR teams is in digital transformation. Thanks to Oren Yerushalmi Rosenbaum, we also learned a number of good practices related to the adaptation of offices to the new requirements of pandemic reality, the need to maintain a distance and cooperate at the same time.

Josh Bersin drew our attention to one more important aspect – the change intensified the integration of life and work, and together with it, we paid more attention to optimization, productivity and flexibility. At the moment, we don’t know much about the future, but what we are sure of is that the future of work is remote, distributed and hybrid. It is also empathetic, goal-oriented and people-oriented.

We would like to thank the Participants, Speakers and Partners for being with us!

We are happy with a huge portion of knowledge, active participation and support from Partners –  MicrosoftAccentureHibobLeanpassionDeloitte, as well as Media Patrons –  Personel PlusDream EmployerBriefMJCCFocusFocus CoachingMy Company Polska.

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