Productivity ZoomAI

Published: September 19th, 2018

Thanks to the help of virtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, or Alexa, many of us have automated parts of our lives that would have been a slog just a few years ago.

Shopping for your groceries? Just check your online list that you or your spouse created by shouting items at Alexa in your kitchen. Want to adjust the lights in your living room to set the perfect mood for a movie? Just shout an instruction at your Google Home. Need to book that coffee meeting? Ask Siri to put it in your calendar.

Life is good thanks to these accessible artificial intelligence (AI) tools that help us stay organized. Why can’t we have the same sort of AI assist when we’re doing our jobs? That’s what Zoom.ai is bringing to the workplace, and it’s the winner of the 2018 Channel Innovation Awards’ Diamond Award for Best HR Solution as a result.

Zoom.ai provides each worker with an AI executive assistant that is as easy to use as chatting with your friends. Should the solution be deployed at an enterprise firm with 1,000 employees with an average salary of $75,000 per employee, the savings could reach as high as $6.7 million, according to the Toronto-based software firm.

Here’s a couple of examples of how the feature works for human resources workflows:

  • Automate emails back and forth with job candidates to schedule job interviews.
  • Generate necessary documents based on personal details collected in the chat

When employees have to constantly switch between different arcane enterprise applications to complete tasks, they lose focus, and it takes time to hone back into the matter at hand. With Zoom.ai’s chat assistant holding their focus in one simple and conversational workflow, all that lost time is converted straight to the bottom line of productivity.

Learn more in this Ask AI podcast featuring Zoom.ai founder and CEO Roy Pereira.