Artificial Intelligence seems to be on everyone’s minds at present, particularly in relation to how it will impact on the world of work and on the skills people will need to work in the future. The World Economic Forum projects that 1.1 billion jobs are liable to change over the next decade and Microsoft has been outlining the skills that leaders believe will be to the fore in the near future. Interestingly, they see analytical judgement, flexibility and emotional intelligence as the top 3 skills.
It is predicted that “AI is poised to lift the weight of work”, and free us from time consuming tasks, however, it won’t “simply “fix” work, it will create a whole new way of working”. The question is what will that look like for those of us in education and how can it create new ways of working for us. Here is one simple way that I have recently found that AI can help me and save me time, and hopefully you find it useful? Many educators listen to podcasts and here is a selection of some podcasts I recently listened to while out walking. Often when I get home I jot done some interesting weblinks or points that were made, but all too often I forget 😒.
However, I recently came across a new AI tool, Deciphr, and it is really helpful in providing me a transcript of the key points in any of the podcasts that I find particularly interesting.
What was really helpful was that the output file captures a summary and notes of what we discussed and the key take-aways, so it saves me having to relisten and take notes etc. And most importantly it is very accurate.
So this is potentially a major time saver and will help me in the future. However, from now on I will need to use the paid version of $24 dollars a month, but I feel it is worth it and something I will use. So hopefully it is something that you can also use to save you time and to capture the key takeaways from any podcasts that you enjoy listening to, while on the move.