In this episode of “If Walls Could Talk,” W&C Editor John Wyatt speaks with Jim Spellos, president of Meeting U. He will be presenting at this year’s upcoming NWCB Wall and Ceiling Conference & Trade Show, held at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, in Indian Wells, Calif. 

In this episode, Spellos talks about several important topics, including: 

  • How AI is bringing new opportunities to be more effective and productive;
  • How is AI is enhancing the building process;
  • Find out how your company can harness AI in the field and in the office;
  • Learn what to watch out for (within AI);
  • Learn of a list of exciting tools to try at low or no cost.

Spellos will give two talks at this year’s show: 

Everything You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence … But Didn’t Know to Ask
May 16, 4:30-5:30 PM PDT

Since ChatGPT exploded in our lives in 2022, Artificial Intelligence is already having a significant impact on the tasks and requirements needed for today’s education and construction work. While many are fearful that AI will replace the need for many, the reality is much more nuanced than what many are preaching, though the skill sets and tasks required are evolving. Attend this session to keep up with the various tech tools that will impact your career moving forward. After participating in this session, the learner will be able to: 

  • Identify 30-plus AI tools that can support your work
  • Review and discuss with your peers the impact of AI and other technologies on the future of the profession
  • Understand how current AI technology will continue to evolve.

Harnessing AI & Enhancing Your Digital Toolbox
May 17, 10:15 AM-11:45 AM PDT

How can AI help one’s business? Or, just looking for other amazing tech tools and shortcuts that can facilitate your productivity…many of them at little to no cost? Whether you’re trying to build an app (yes, you can do that for free) or ensure that your organization can optimize their communications, or whether you just want to be able to do your tasks quicker and easier, this session is essential to enhance your productivity.

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify more than 20 low-cost AI tools designed for efficiency and ease of use for business applications
  • Recognize over 20 other digital tools to enhance your productivity
  • Understand critical desktop shortcuts & advanced mobile tips

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