How to Use A.I. to Automate the Dreaded Office Meeting

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2023-06-09 16:55:58  • 5 mins

Generating a slide deck, talking points and meetings minutes can all be done in a snap. All you need are the right prompts.

Hello! Welcome back to On Tech: A.I., a pop-up newsletter that teaches you about artificial intelligence, how it works and how to use it.

Last week, I told you how to use creative A.I. tools that generate and edit stunning images. Now lets move on to automating some time-consuming, sometimes tedious, parts of many office jobs.

Yes, Im talking about meetings. Ill go over how to speed through tasks like preparing for presentations, writing talking points and writing out the minutes using generative A.I. tools like ChatGPT.

A common-sense warning before we begin: Anything you do using an online service can potentially be seen by the company that runs it, whether its a big tech company or an A.I. startup. So if your meeting covers sensitive topics like trade secrets or personnel issues, this may not be the best time to experiment with these new tools.

How to generate a slide deck

The website Gamma will automatically generate a detailed and colorful slide deck that includes graphics, charts and text. Youll likely have to tweak the text and add some of your own photos. But think of this generator as a presentation template on steroids that automates the boring stuff, so you can work on the finer details.

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