The Ai-Powered Workplace: How Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Messaging Platforms Are Defining the Future of Work
We are entering the next wave of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence has an ever-increasing significance in our daily lives, and there is no difference when it comes to our workplaces. It is up to you to choose how to utilize these new tools to sharpen your organization's competitive advantage, improve your team's well-being, and help your business thrive.
In The AI-Powered Workplace, author Ronald Ashri provides a map of the digital landscape to guide you on this timely journey. You'll understand how the combination of AI, data, and conversational collaboration platforms--such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook Workplace--is leading us to a radical shift in how we communicate and solve problems in the modern workplace. Our ability to automate decision-making processes through the application of AI techniques and through modern collaboration tools is a game-changer. Ashri skillfully presents his industry expertise and captivating insights so you have a thorough understanding of how to best combine these technologies with execution strategies that are optimized to your specific needs.
The AI-Powered Workplace is an essential technical, cultural, and business handbook that arms you with clear steps to redefine and improve how you get work done. Software is now a proactive workplace partner revolutionizing all aspects of our professional lives from how we collaborate in the digital sphere to the literal physical environments in which we operate our business. This book not only ensures that you do not get left behind, but that you are consistently light years ahead of the pack.
What You'll Learn
- Learn how the introduction of AI-powered applications in the workplace replaces or augments our capabilities and enables activities that were not possible before
- Realize how the combination of AI, data, and messaging platforms (Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, WhatsApp) leads to a radical shift in how we communicate, collaborate, and solve problems
- Develop strategies for the digital transformation of organizations through the use of AI-powered applications (from simple chatbots to more complex conversational applications) that operate within messaging environments we use to collaborate with our colleagues daily
- Know the dangers and ethical questions that the introduction of these technologies can cause in the workplace
Who This Book is For
Professionals at all levels interested in learning how AI, conversational platforms, and data can change organizations, including but not limited to team leaders, managers, and CxOs
Ronald Ashri is always trying to find a balance between his appreciation of academic rigor and his attraction to the necessary chaos of creating practical, usable, tools. This split also describes his working life, from PhD student to research fellow to a technically focused entrepreneur and consultant. For the past 15 years he has been either building products in startups or working for organizations such as BT Labs, the NHS, TripAdvisor, the Italian Government, the UK government, UCLA, McGill University, and BDO to help them build useful products. Most recently he is the co-founder of a conversational AI consultancy called GreenShoot Labs, based in London, and leading the development of an open-source conversational application management platform called OpenDialog.ai.
Ronald specializes in AI systems design, knowledge management, agent-based systems and conversational AI. He frequently writes and speaks about AI-related issues, has authored and has co-authored a variety of articles (both academic and not) on AI as well as wider software engineering issues, and is the co-author of a book titled Agent-Based Software Development (Artech House Publishers, 2004).
He holds a BSc (First Class) in Computer Systems Engineering from Warwick University and a PhD in Computer Science from Southampton University.