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Here are five tech things that happened this week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

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1 – Google’s new AI feature will soon write entire emails for you, Google announces.

Composing emails will no longer be a time-consuming task. Google has announced “help me write,” a soon-to-be-added feature in Gmail. With one click, the AI-generated tool writes entire messages after the user has typed just a few words. Users can then edit and customize the wording and change the tone of the email. (Source: Mashable)

Why this is important for your business:

I already know people using this feature in ChatGPT and what do you think? It’s pretty good. Here’s a perfect example of just one small way AI will change our business. An employee can take 20 minutes to compose an important email. AI like this will cut time in half, maybe even more. That means the same employee can get more done throughout the day. And you don’t have to hire more staff.

2 – ActiveCampaign introduces content generation powered by AI

The marketing and automation platform ActiveCampaign recently launched its AI improvement tool that will further refine the way companies reach their customers. The company announced that the beta version will be available to its customers on its early access page. As an example, users formulating email marketing strategies can use the AI’s “natural language processing,” which creates three different message templates tailored to the user’s campaign. (Source: Active campaign)

Why this is important for your business:

And here AI has gone one step further. Where Google composes individual emails, email marketing platforms such as ActiveCampaign – and its many competitors – will create email marketing messages… and ultimately execute them, answer responses and measure data.

3 – Scribe launches Scribe AI: a revolutionary way to automate business documentation.

Writer – the knowledge management software that helps organize and simplify information – has launched Scribe AI. Designed to automate business documentation – Scribe AI streamlines the process of creating, editing and formatting documents. (Source: PR News Wire)

Why this is important for your business:

According to the company, the advanced AI technology ensures accurate transcription and content generation, saving time and improving efficiency for businesses. So this is not an e-mail, these are documents such as orders, contracts, agreements, letters and the like. All “created” by AI to save time.

4 – These 4 popular Microsoft apps get a big AI boost.

Sabrina Ortis of ZDNet reported on Microsoft’s newly added AI enhancements to four of its popular applications. Bing – Microsoft’s search engine with an image creation feature – now includes BinChat that comes with a voice feature that allows users to ask the chatbot questions or request information. The Edge app will interact with Bing Chat where the user can highlight a section of a web page and ask a question about that specific content. Swiftkey – the virtual keyboard that composes emails and texts – and Skype have also been upgraded with AI features. (Source: ZDNet)

Why this is important for your business:

My clients ask me if they should build AI technology and I say no, just wait for your software vendor. And – as Microsoft proves here – technology companies large and small are already incorporating AI into their products to help users get things done faster and in less time.

5 – The IRS reportedly has a free TurboTax alternative in the works.

The Tax and Customs Administration wants to help you submit your tax return. The Washington Post reported that the agency is developing a digital filing system that will be free to the public. No details on when the filing system will be fully operational, although reports indicate that January 2024 is the target date for a test run. The motive behind the platform is – in part – to free taxpayers from costly filing fees. (Source: engaged)

Why this is important for your business:

Intuit is not happy about this. But I bet a lot of their small businesses and individual customers are.