14 AI Tools You Can Use To Support Your Career And Business Growth

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way we work. From automating tasks to augmenting creativity, AI enhances our jobs and productivity. In fact, a recent study by McKinsey found that AI could automate up to 45% of tasks in the workplace by 2023. But AI will not replace us. Instead, it will free us up to focus on our work’s most creative and strategic aspects.

One sure way to stay ahead in your career and grow your business is to keep up with top trends and deliver within the shortest possible time. It is, therefore, imperative to free up time to get more done.

Here are 14 of our favourite AI tools you can use to enhance productivity, save time and grow your career and business. 

Editing and Proof-reading

Grammarly is a grammar checker that can help you improve your writing by identifying and checking errors, tone, spelling, and style issues.

Using Grammarly

  1. Grammarly suggests the most grammatically correct way to write a sentence.

  2. It prevents the inappropriate use of slang and jargon by highlighting affected phrases.

Compared to alternatives

Grammarly’s tone and style features make your draft suitable for a particular type of audience at a point in time.

Wordtune is another writing style editor that can eliminate plagiarism, correct grammar and spelling, and improve syntax. 

Using Wordtune

  1. It improves clarity by suggesting different ways to phrase your sentences.

  2. Wordtune can also summarize long-format texts to save time.

Compared to alternatives

It offers more customization options with a broader range of features, such as the ability to generate different creative text formats.

Competitor and Customer Analysis

Semrush is an AI-powered competitor analysis tool used to research competitors’ websites, social media profiles, and other online presence compared to your website’s performance.

Using Semrush

  1. Semrush analyses competitors’ strengths and weaknesses by capturing their websites, social media profiles, and online presence. This information can help you to develop strategies to compete with them more effectively.

  2. Semrush can also help you track your website’s performance by providing data on traffic, backlinks, and other metrics. This information can help you to identify areas where you can improve your website’s performance.

Compared to alternatives

Semrush is better than alternatives such as Ahrefs because it outperforms in all three categories: backlink database size, reports and tools, and backlink auditing and building. 

Answer the Public is a competitor analysis AI that identifies the questions people are asking about your products or services, which can be factored into generating ideas for blog posts and articles.

Using Answer The Public

  1. Answer the Public helps you create content relevant to what people are searching for and improves your website’s ranking in search engines.

  2. Monitor & get alerted to new suggestions, track shifts in brand perceptions, spot seasonal trends, and be first to answer emerging topics.

Compared to alternatives

Answer the Public is better than options like Google Keyword Planner because it is more comprehensive. 

Learning & General Information

ChatGPT is a large language model chatbot developed by OpenAI. With a prompt, it can generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of content, and answer your questions.

Using ChatGPT

  1. Think of it like an advanced Google that provides thorough details about various topics.

  2. It can transform broad subjects into customized content based on specific prompts and continuous tailoring requests.

Compared to alternatives

ChatGPT can understand and respond to natural language, even if it is ambiguous, incomplete or open-ended.

Bard AI is also an extensive language model chatbot developed by Google AI. It is similar to ChatGPT in many ways, but the most significant difference is that Google’s service will pull its information from the web.

Using Bard AI

  1. Bard AI provides current and accurate knowledge on a variety of topics.

  2. It can offer links to additional resources and justify its responses.

Compared to alternatives

Unlike ChatGPT and the like, Bard AI is more versatile; and generates easy-to-understand feedback.

Note-taking and Transcription

Poised AI is a note-taking app that uses artificial intelligence to transcribe your voice recordings and to identify important details.

Using Poised AI

  1. The App can extract vital details from long documents by reading the text and deducing the key points.

  2. Its feedback feature is a great way to improve confidence and prepare for oral presentations.

Compared to alternatives

Poised AI gives you real-time feedback on everything from words most spoken to filler words, confidence, energy, empathy, and more. The best part? No one else knows you’re using it.

Otter AI is a transcription app that uses artificial intelligence to transcribe your voice recordings. It can also translate your recordings into different languages.

Using Otter AI

  1. This tool takes notes during meetings by transcribing the audio and creating a real-time transcript without missing anything important.

  2. It’s also valuable for translating recordings into different languages, which can help communicate with international colleagues.

Compared to alternatives

It’s one of the best due to its accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Video & Audio Presentation

Synthesia is a video presentation software that uses artificial intelligence to create realistic and engaging videos. It makes presentations, explainer videos, and other types of motion assets.

Using Synthesia

  1. Synthesia is best for more engaging and persuasive presentations by using a lifelike digital avatar to deliver captivating presentations.

  2. The digital avatar is a conducive way to save time & money spent on video production.

Compared to alternatives

Synthesia is better than alternatives such as PowerPoint because it can create human-like videos through dynamic voices and accents, which helps you reach a wider audience.

Speechify is a text-to-speech (TTS) software that converts text to create natural voice audio presentations.

Using speechify

  1. Speechify is unique because of its natural-sounding voice.

  2. It is convenient if you are short of time or need to multi-task because you can use it to listen to presentations concurrently with other tasks.

Compared to alternatives

Compared to alternatives like Google Translate, Speechify can pause, adjust the speed and pitch of the voice, and express emotions, which can be helpful for people who have difficulty reading or listening.

Data Analysis

Tableau AI is a data analysis tool that visualizes and analyzes data. It creates charts, graphs, and other visualizations to help you understand your data.

Using Tableau AI

  1. Tableau AI can help you visualize and analyze your data in a way that makes it easy to understand for informed decisions by identifying trends and patterns in your data that you may not have noticed otherwise.

  2. Tableau AI is also helpful in communicating findings to others. This can be useful when getting buy-in from stakeholders or presenting your findings to a board of directors.

Compared to alternatives

Tableau AI is better than alternatives such as Microsoft Power BI because it is more user-friendly. 

Oracle AI is a data analysis tool that automates tasks, analyses large amounts of data, and identifies patterns and trends.

Using Oracle AI

  1. Oracle AI can be used to identify new opportunities to grow your business by analyzing data on customer behaviour, market trends, and competitor activity. This can help you target your marketing efforts more effectively and make better product development and pricing decisions.

  2. Oracle AI automates repetitive tasks, such as data entry and report generation.

Compared to alternatives

Oracle AI is better than alternatives such as IBM Watson because it is more scalable, i.e. it can be used to analyze more significant amounts of data and identify more complex patterns and trends.

Writing Assistant

Jasper AI is a writing tool designed to generate marketing copy, including blog posts, product descriptions, company bios, ad copy, and social media captions.

Using Jasper AI

  1. If you struggle to put some ideas to paper, this tool is the best option to generate fresh ideas.

  2. Jasper AI offers many templates that you can use to generate your next few hundred words. It is more handy if there’s writer’s block, which will happen.

Compared to alternatives

Jasper AI allows you to select text that may be jargon-heavy and reword it to simplify it – enough for a fifth grader to understand it—a language and tone for any audience.

Writesonic is an AI writer that creates SEO-friendly content for blogs, Facebook ads, Google ads, Shopify and other platforms.

Using Writesonic

  1. A superb tool for creating digital content like articles, blogs, and other social media marketing copies.

  2. It can paraphrase and rewrite sentences, paragraphs, and essays that sound better than the original.

Compared to alternatives

Do you have an idea but need help determining what angle to structure it in context? Writesonic’s AI sentence expander is the fastest and easiest way to create longer and better sentences in multiple languages at a blazing speed.

”AI will not take your job or kick you out of business. Rather, the people who use AI are the ones who can take your job or kick you out of business.”

Every now and then, a new AI tool gets released, making the world of work more techy yet easier than ever before. Are you keeping up? Experiment with the latest developments to discover which ones best suit your niche. You could leverage the above benefits and more from other AI tools, to improve your career or business growth.

What AI tools have you found helpful in the last few months? Which one would you add to this list?

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