I could have let Artificial Intelligence write this blog for me.  However, I would have considered that cheating.  But is it?  I’ve learned from a close Microsoft contact that she often lets AI create her slide decks.  She feeds CoPilot (a Microsoft tool that leverages AI) a small amount of information and it compiles a detailed, powerful PowerPoint presentation.  WOW!  Doesn’t sound like cheating to me.  More like working smart instead of hard.

Using AIArtificial Intelligence – it’s all the buzz!  By definition, artificial intelligence mimics brain behavior to perform tasks using data and algorithms quickly and effectively.  Some people are hesitant to use AI, so they say.  However, we are all using it in our everyday lives whether we realize it or not.  Who can finish your sentences besides your spouse? AI!  The same applies to automatic grammar corrections and spellcheck. No one wants their spouse correcting them, but why not AI?!  A simple Google search delivers you what you want instantly using AI.  The list goes on and on, from banking to Amazon recommendations, smart home devices and digital voice assistants.  I would go as far to say that we would be lost without the basic help of AI at this point in our lives.

As a Pro AV distributor, we have several vendors/partners whose very products depend on AI to deliver the best features, functionality, and experiences to meet the needs of all types of businesses around the world.  One of our newest offerings is Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR).  Microsoft is one of the biggest proponents of AI.  To use MTR in a business setting, you need compatible equipment for the best experience.  While many of you are familiar with standard PTZ cameras, AI has taken these cameras to the next level giving fantastic results.  “Computer Vision” works much like human vision.  Enabling computer vision in PTZ cameras allows the camera to analyze faster than the human eye for features like tracking and auto-framing.

We have experienced a rapid growth of remote workers over the last few years.  This has led to a significant increase in the use of online collaboration via tools, such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.  Fast forward to our current status, we have a hybrid environment, meaning many employees are in the office part time and working from home often, as well.  So, how do we juggle interaction and communication when employees are often not in the same place?  How do we have seamless meetings that are as close to the “real thing” as possible, and with ease?  I think we all know by now, it’s from daily use (perhaps hourly!) of online collaboration.  To have the best experience when meeting with employees, customers, vendors and such, you need the right tools.  This is where we, at Exertis Almo, come in.  We not only have over 100 sales reps across the nation to assist in fulfilling your communication needs, but we also have a seasoned team of AV experts to help design the perfect experience in any office space.  We offer a group of professionals who will recommend the best solutions for all to meet from near or far.  Some of those offer AI functionality. This is where I return to PTZ cameras using AI to enhance your virtual meetings.  By using the right camera and taking advantage of the AI features, you will find your meetings are better received and much more impactful.

Embrace AI.  Use it to improve your efficiency and enhance your meetings.

If only I could use AI to do my three-mile walk each morning while I reap the benefits. One day perhaps, one day.

Want to know more about AI in AV? You might enjoy this recent blog: “Innovate Corporate Collaboration with AI-Powered Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms”.

Lisa Lingo, BDM

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Lisa Lingo

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