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Future of Work

Your weekly CogX briefing on HR tech, automation, and the workplace
The week's developments on automation & the workplace, explained | 24.06.24

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Let's face it, crafting the perfect job application is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But what if there was an AI assistant that could do that for you? This week, LinkedIn rolled out a new suite of AI features, including a resume-writing bot that promises to craft your dream application. Plus, a dystopian future where AI writes “everything” might not be as far-fetched as it seems.


Also in today's issue:

  • How AI is changing copywriting gigs

  • Is AI coming for Big Tech Jobs?

  • Tutorial: how to create videos using Luma dream machine

  • Prompt of the week: Get AI to write your cover letter

  • Adobe Says It Won’t Train AI Using Artists’ Work

  • Top 3 productivity tools of the week

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Top Stories

🤖 LinkedIn leans on AI to do the work of job hunting. LinkedIn is rolling out a suite of new AI features, including a robot that writes your entire job application. Sounds like a dream come true, right?  HR experts might disagree. They worry that if you can't be bothered crafting a compelling application, why should they waste their time reading it?  But hey, applying for jobs is a soul-sucking marathon. Maybe this AI tool is our new best friend after all...


✍ How AI is changing copywriting: A BBC special paints a dystopian future of how AI is swallowing up copywriting jobs. Now, a handful of human editors are being left to polish the AI's awkward ramblings for pennies.


👨🏻‍💻 AI Is Coming for Big Tech Jobs.  Big tech is pouring unprecedented amounts of resources into AI, and as expected, some roles are being left behind. But here's the twist: new AI jobs are also being created.


Prompt of the Day

Get AI to write your cover letter

Prompt: “Write a compelling job application for the position of [job title] at [employer’s name]. Highlight my standout skills in [insert relevant skills], and showcase my experience in [insert relevant previous experience]. Make the letter engaging and memorable to help me stand out from the crowd.”


Write a compelling job application for the position of Software Development Manager at Tech Innovators Inc. Highlight my standout skills in communication, problem-solving, and strategic planning, and showcase my extensive experience in the development of cloud services. Make the letter engaging and memorable to help me stand out from the crowd.


AI & Automation

🎓 Apple is targeting AI education. They've announced that students and mentors at the Apple Developer Academy will get AI training. Starting this fall, they'll learn to build, train, and deploy machine-learning models on Apple devices.


🤔 So what exactly is ChatGPT? Thinking about whipping up a killer presentation, automating work emails, or brainstorming ideas that'll blow your boss's socks off? ChatGPT's got your back. But how does this LLM actually work? Here’s what you need to know.


🎬 How to create videos using Luma Dream Machine. This AI tool allows you to turn your wildest ideas into video format. Just simply: 1. Sign in for free, 2. Write a clear description of your video idea and 3. Hit enter and let the AI work its magic.


🚩 Adobe says It won’t train AI using artists’ work. Artists freaked out when they thought Adobe could grab their work for its fancy new AI tool, Firefly. Now, Adobe's scrambling to win back trust, but is it enough?


Productivity Boosters

Check out this week's top AI tools to supercharge your productivity

SaveDay is a comprehensive knowledge repository that simplifies content organisation and retrieval, allowing users to save and easily find diverse types of digital content through intuitive search functions.


Key Features:

  • Versatile content organisation tool

  • Supports diverse content types

  • Intuitive search function

                                                    Pricing Model: Free

AnySummary is an AI-powered tool that quickly condenses long audio and video content into customizable summaries, supporting multiple file types and formats for efficient information extraction.


Key Features:

  • AI-powered audio and video summarization

  • Customizable summary formats

  • Multi-language support

                                            Pricing Model: Freemium

Saner.AI is an AI-powered personal knowledge management tool that organises information, captures ideas, and generates insights by connecting knowledge through advanced features like natural language processing and visual mapping.


Key Features

  • AI-powered personal knowledge management

  • Easy idea capture and organisation

  • PDF and note summarization

                                           Pricing Model: Freemium

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