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The Impact of AI and ChatGPT in Today’s Workplace and for Our Future

Artificial intelligence (AI) has surged into the public consciousness with OpenAI’s release of ChatGPT in November 2022. Terms such as generative AI and large language models, once the jargon of coders and computer scientists, have begun to be more widely used. But what do these terms really mean? And how true are some of the promises or concerns that we hear? More importantly, how will AI technologies such as ChatGPT impact the workplace both today and in the future?

AI in the workplace isn’t new, but it’s evolving.

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) refers to AI systems that can learn, reason and plan—in other words, accomplish intellectual tasks equivalent to a human being. While experts disagree as to how close current AI models are to AGI, current AI technology has been a long time coming, with roots going back to the 1950s. Corporate leaders now use AI in a vast array of workplace industries including banking, marketing and entertainment. Lord of the Rings film creators famously utilized AI more than 20 years ago to create epic battle scenes. The Photoshop whiz you know at work may be using AI in the products they create. Even some modern supply chain solutions rely on AI through companies such as Palantir.

But ChatGPT just instinctually—even viscerally—felt different. AI tech, while not new, has evolved. Suddenly we could talk to AI, and it would talk back. That’s where generative AI and large language models (LLMs) come in.

What are large language models such as ChatGPT?

Through a process of algorithmic learning known as machine learning, LLMs are systems trained on very large sets of text data. The generative part is the idea that these machine systems can not only understand our inquiries, but generate meaningful text with a conversational response.

So is ChatGPT a generative LLM? Here’s what it said when we asked:

“Yes, I am a large language model. Specifically, I am based on the GPT-3.5 architecture developed by OpenAI. GPT stands for ‘Generative Pretrained Transformer,’ and the ‘3.5’ version indicates the iteration of the model. This architecture enables me to understand and generate human-like text based on the input I receive.”

Plus, generative AI can go beyond the realm of words. Companies such as Soundraw, Boomy and BandLab can help you create music. Likewise, the DALL-E system from OpenAI can assist you in generating visual art with simple prompts. But even beyond the arts, similar technologies are now used in medicine, sustainable sea operations such as aquaculture, hospitality and a plethora of other industries and fields. More important for individual companies, LLMs can be further trained to meet the specific demands of your brand and its customers. 

Clearly, the evolution of AI has reached a new milestone. Consumer-friendly interfaces, usability and deep training have vastly enhanced these once-arcane technologies. Using AI, companies both big and small are set to vastly transform the workplace and the overall economy in the coming years.

What are the economic and humanitarian promises of AI?

“Imagine a world where we could solve all of mankind’s problems.” This simple request in the website of entrepreneur, futurist and keynote speaker Naveen Jain isn’t hyperbolic. As the award-winning author of Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance and a serial entrepreneur in cutting-edge technologies, Jain’s background is one of ambition and success. From Microsoft to lunar exploration, AI technologies play a role in his love and hope for humanity. In fact, Jain’s Viome health product suite uses AI to tailor health recommendations at the individual level in a pursuit to “make illness optional.” 

Still, while fear of change is a part of many human psyches, this change is absolutely real. AI will disrupt industries and workplaces around the globe, and not just at the micro level of specific tasks. It will redesign entire economic systems. “ChatGPT is about to revolutionize the economy. We need to decide what that looks like,” reads the title of a MIT Technology Review article. As the author notes, it can help those with lesser skills increase performance, but also risks increasing inequality gaps.

On one of his Moonshots podcast episodes, Jain takes a broader view of AI. “We as humans are very limited in our capacity,” he says. As an example, he notes that we see a very narrow portion of the light spectrum. For that matter, our hearing is not as acute as that of a dog. “So do you want to take all those limitations off humans?” he asks.

Machine learning AI can help free humanity of these barriers.

How can I integrate AI into my workplace marketing and communications?

Despite all the promises AI holds for our future, it’s good to remember that it remains a tool created by humans. Just as a hammer or a screwdriver have different uses and limitations, so do even the most advanced generative AI systems. In fact, ChatGPT will “gladly” disclose some of these limitations when asked:

“[M]y knowledge is based on data that was available up until September 2021. This means that my responses are not informed by events or information that occurred after that time. Therefore, any information or events that have taken place after September 2021 would be outside of my knowledge unless they were widely known or part of historical data available to me.”

Digital persuasion expert and keynote speaker Erin King understands these limitations. She built her reputation on a deep understanding of AI platforms and their impact on sales, marketing and communications in the workplace. In a recent newsletter, she offered many pieces of advice for working with language generative tools, including this one:

“Remember to FACT CHECK! Otherwise, you could be operating with fake news, an AI hallucination or just a chatbot that was trained on outdated info. A recent study suggested ChatGPT will deliver inaccuracies as much as 20% of the time!”

From actionable advice on how to create better chat prompts to holistic views on using AI to benefit creativity, King understands the territory like few others. Her digital persuasion keynote talk, “Navigating the A.I. Revolution,” breaks through the fear and confusion surrounding AI workplace adoption while embracing positive mindsets and empathy.

Find further AI guidance for your teams at the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau.

For many companies, it may feel like the AI revolution came all at once. Future sales, product development, customer satisfaction and growth will depend not just if you adapt, but how you adapt. More importantly, you need your entire organization to adapt with you as a community. That’s where corporate events, coaching and hiring the right keynote speaker matter most.

To book the technology experts mentioned in this article, visit the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau or contact us with your questions or event speaker needs.

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Corporate Culture, Innovation

The Future of Work: Balancing Emergent Technology with Personal Well-Being

The future of work trends looks promising: Staff, managers, executives and the companies they serve will benefit from both emerging technologies and a greater emphasis on personal health and well-being. But reaping the fullest rewards of these benefits will require a balance.

Artificial intelligence as seen in large language models such as ChatGPT will increase productivity, but lightening the workload on employees doesn’t make wellness obsolete. Likewise, companies will be greener, more diverse and decentralized, but that may not happen without ambitious upskilling. Let’s look at seven major future of work trends set to accelerate over the next 10 years.

1. The future of work will include rapid AI integration.

Integration of recent AI tech advances in the workplace has just begun. From biological and chemical industries to marketing endeavors such as graphic design and marketing, AI has the potential to continue to enhance the workplace by adding value through increased efficiency and productivity.

Still, the developments bring concerns for some. Employees in traditional industries such as customer service are concerned about job displacement. A widely-cited report by Goldman Sachs indicates that as many as 300 million full-time jobs globally could be affected by job modification or loss. For instance, Wendy’s has begun testing utilizing Google Cloud-developed chatbots for drive-thru orders. Some analysts, however, see AI as enhancing rather than displacing customer service positions. 

2. Expect greater emphasis on upskilling and reskilling.

As emergent AI technology changes to the way we work, employees will need to learn new skills to maintain productivity for their employers while finding fulfillment for themselves. This will require a positive growth mindset and a commitment to constant, never-ending improvement.

But the responsibility will not lie entirely with employees. Top companies must consider including upskilling and reskilling programs to help their organizations and employees thrive. With some people even questioning whether college is worth the cost, companies may look at other means of workforce development to meet their evolving needs, including apprenticeships, expanded public-private partnerships and tuition assistance or reimbursement programs.

3. Remote and hybrid work models will remain resilient in the future.

COVID-19 led to a heightened adoption of remote work in 2020. Today, however, many major companies have begun requiring employees to return to the office. Still, hybrid and remote work remain a positive sentiment among employees. In fact, 98% of remote workers “would like to work remotely, at least some of the time, for the rest of their careers,” according to Buffer’s 2023 “State Of Remote Work” report. Rather than see this development as a conflict, consider it an opportunity.

Remote work provides too many benefits to ignore. Hybrid models allow for reduced and/or redesigned office spaces. Remote workers also offer greater regional diversity and choice in hiring. Teletherapy may be revolutionizing patient care, and remote technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality will further enhance remote collaboration.

4. Forward-looking companies will emphasize employee mental health and well-being.

The future of work is not all technical. The careful balancing act companies face depends on a company’s focus on its employees’ health and well-being. For instance, employee retention challenges will require emphasis on a healthy work-life balance. Greater productivity relies on putting the well-being of employees first.

Sadly, at some levels, the need to improve workplace health and well-being can be critical rather than simply beneficial. Workplace violence, substance misuse and rates of suicide each have the potential to create traumatic disruptions in the work and personal lives of employees. At a more routine level, physical and mental health challenges lead to higher medical costs, absenteeism and poorer overall performance. For overall job satisfaction, health and well-being programs will play an increasing role in the future of work.

5. Work environments will continue to grow in diversity.

Companies and other institutions will further expand their role in fostering more inclusive work environments. This will come in part through efforts to bring more diversity, equity and inclusion to the workplace, the benefits of which include greater employee creativity and innovation.

Strength in diverse workforces will also arrive through natural processes. Changing demographics, including trends in age, ethnicity, sexual identity and other factors, will help foster greater workplace diversity, further necessitating inclusion. Similarly, hybrid and remote work will bring together teams from across regions both rural and urban, potentially enhancing equitable outcomes.

6. Expect greener, more sustainable work environments in the future.

With greater emphasis on environmental, social and governance investment, sustainability-focused companies will lead the way toward a greener future. The adoption at the corporate end will include changes such as the use of renewable energy and more energy-efficient microprocessors. These course corrections for sustainability will potentially impact the future of work through opportunities and innovation in green technology sectors.

Green careers may include bio and chemical engineering and nanotechnology for the creation of biofuels, lighter materials and more sustainable and efficient solar and battery solutions. They may also include mechanical and electrical engineers to design more efficient motors, turbines and electrical transfers. For outdoor lovers, land and water management scientists will have roles to play, too. In fact, green career opportunities will continue to expand in fields ranging from environmental sciences to wind turbine technicians for the foreseeable future.

7. Dynamic, growth-focused organizations will decentralize.

Traditionally, companies have relied on a centralized structure of top-down decision-making. However, decentralized systems have begun to expand in recent years. 

In 2023, the emergence of the gig economy and solopreneurship have enticed many ambitious and creative workers away from corporate environments. Organizations may want to consider helping their employees determine what they want in their own future of work: While specialists may enjoy greater autonomy in decision-making, generalists willing to learn new skills and ask for help may benefit through expanded leadership roles. In each case, the organization wins.

Business leaders don’t need to navigate these future of work trends on their own.

Top event speakers and executive coaches specialize in staying informed on the topics that matter most today. That includes guiding you and your teams to take the fullest advantage of the transformations taking place.

Contact the SUCCESS Speakers Bureau to learn more about how our speaker talent team can assist you during this time of rapid growth and opportunity.

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Business Speakers, Innovation, Keynote

Top 5 Tech Keynote Speakers to Book in 2024

The best tech keynote speakers bring more than digital expertise. When you book a top keynote speaker with a strong digital background, you get an accomplished businessperson who knows the art of audience engagement. Hiring a technology speaker for your event provides you with a thought leader who drives sales, builds stronger corporate cultures and guides you through even the most complex digital transformations.

Data on corporate technology use shows that “over 90% of all [small and medium-sized businesses] use digital tools for communication purposes,” according to a 2019 Deloitte report. Likewise, 44% of businesses “report cost savings from AI adoption in the business units where it’s deployed, with respondents from high performers more than four times likelier than others to say AI adoption has decreased business units’ costs by at least 10%, on average,” according to a 2019 McKinsey survey. Yet, even the most positive changes have the potential to fail or fall short of their intended goal. When implementing new tools, businesses must weigh factors including initial costs, training costs, business fit and the complexity versus the agility of the technology. They must also consider staff buy-in and how to make the best tactical use of their new tech services.

This is where tech keynote speakers shine. With a broad view of business strategy and expertise in issues of communications and creativity, they help you and your team approach the transition with confidence and understanding. With these benefits in mind, let’s look at some of the top tech speakers available in 2024.

Top tech keynote speakers to book this year

1. Robert Herjavec

Investor and entrepreneur Robert Herjavec knows the speed and precision it takes to compete and win. This Shark Tank investor has built several IT companies and founded the Herjavec Group, one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies, now Cyderes, which specializes in cybersecurity operations critical to today’s advanced corporate operations.

A competitor and Rookie of the Year in the “Ferrari Challenge North America” series, he’s equally adept at connecting technology to where the rubber meets the road. “You have to stay laser-focused when driving a car over 200 miles an hour, and the same approach is required when growing a business in today’s world of rapidly changing technology,” Herjavec says.

Author of The Will to Win, Herjavec has the ability to see several moves ahead in business and on the track to every customized public speaking engagement.

Learn more and check booking availability for Herjavec.

2. Erin King

Digital transformation has changed multiple aspects of business operations, including how organizations interact with and learn from consumers. Digital Persuasion author and business speaker Erin King knows how to get more “yes” in all your communications. From clients and colleagues to stakeholders and managers, she breaks the “gift of gab” down to a science.

King’s methods teach your teams how to persuade others by making the best use of the time you have before people form an opinion of you during your online communications. And, as an expert speaker, she likewise seizes your audience’s attention from the first moment and holds it throughout her presentation. In fact, Plexus Worldwide raved that Kings’ session provided the “highest engagement of any speaker at our global summit.”

Top brands including Abbott, Adobe, America’s Navy, Merck and Visa have relied on King’s tech keynote speaking topics and coaching talent. In each case, she provides an engaging and lively presentation that transforms the way we approach persuasive digital communication.

Learn more and check booking availability for King.

3. Naveen Jain

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain knows tech intimately and hands-on. He worked on the Microsoft Network management team in its infancy and founded InfoSpace. A serial entrepreneur and thought leader, he also founded Intelius and Moon Express, the latter committed to mining precious metals as well as Helium-3 from the moon. With yet another company, Viome, Jain uses cutting-edge mRNA technology and an AI-powered platform to analyze your physiology to recommend foods and supplements to enhance health and well-being.

Named “Most Creative Person” by Fast Company, Jain is technically adept, yes. But he’s also a businessman. He knows the value of creating programs that create and hold everyone’s attention. To that end, he currently offers a masterclass, “Mindvalley Masterclass: The Power of Boldness,” which guides participants toward creating and achieving their own “moonshot” ideas.

Other keynote speaking topics include “Mindset of Abundance” and “Disrupting Healthcare.”

Learn more and check booking availability for Jain.

4. Jon Levy

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist and New York Times bestselling author of The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure. He is best known for his work in human connection, trust and influence, applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups.

More than a decade ago, Levy founded the Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities and executives to artists, musicians and even the occasional princess. Guests cook dinner together but can’t discuss their career or give their last name and, once seated to eat, they play a game to reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide.

In Levy’s latest book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Connection, Trust and Belonging, readers are guided through the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone, regardless of their stature or celebrity. Levy demonstrates how we develop influence, gain trust and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what’s important to us.

Levy has a number of keynote addresses to share with your organization including: “The Science of Trust: The Hidden Factors That Make or Break Our Relationships,” “The Influence Equation: How Connection, Trust and Belonging Define Our Success” and “The Future of the Hybrid Workplace: Making Work Work for Everyone.”

Learn more and check booking availability for Levy.

5. Christopher Chapman

Keynote speaker Christopher Chapman specializes in the space where human creativity and technology meet. Where others see hard lines between imagination, business outcomes and tech, Chapman finds thrilling new opportunities that transcend the usual limits.

Chapman served Disney for more than 15 years, first as a graphic designer and art director and later as global creativity and innovation director. He led innovation across channels including Disney Studios, Pixar, Walt Disney Imagineering and ABC News. Even more recently, he has provided tech thought leadership at companies including Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Kaiser Permanente and Sony Pictures.

As a tech keynote speaker, Chapman’s addresses engage and inspire teams and guests in the areas where you need to develop most for sustainable outcomes. Game-changing topics include “Creative Problem-Solving,” “Storytelling in Business,” “Creativity and Innovation” and much more. 

Learn more and check booking availability for Chapman.

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Speaker Spotlight: Naveen Jain Turns Tomorrow’s Dreams Into Today’s Reality
Business Speakers, Innovation, Keynote

Speaker Spotlight: Naveen Jain Turns Tomorrow’s Dreams Into Today’s Reality

Visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist and keynote speaker Naveen Jain has spent his life turning dreams into reality. Raised in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, India, he looked up to people such as Bill Gates who created their own spaces in technology. Early on, he cut his teeth with several Silicon Valley startups before joining Microsoft in 1989. He earned three patents with Windows 95 development teams and helped develop Microsoft Networks.

He pressed on with his passion to improve the human experience through disruptive ideas and technology. Coupled with an unabashed approach to business, his greater vision led to game-changing expressions of the human spirit that shook the industry. He founded Viome, Moon Express, the World Innovation Institute, TalentWise, Intelius and others.

“Dream so big that people think you’re crazy,” Jain advises. Fortified by this motivational spirit, he has become an in-demand inspirational keynote speaker. Jain’s ability to think big and execute thoroughly has led to honors such as “Most Creative Person” by Fast Company, “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and one of Red Herring’s “Top 20 Entrepreneurs,” among other prestigious recognitions.

But Jain’s commitment to bettering the way humanity lives doesn’t end with entrepreneurship. Through the Naveen & Anu Jain Family Foundation, he and his wife, Anu, aim to improve health, opportunity and educational access for women and girls, as well as improving access to healthcare, education and entrepreneurship opportunities for all. He also serves on the boards of the Xprize Foundation and Singularity University. Many might wonder, what could Jain possibly do next?

Jain confronts today’s greatest challenges with Moonshots.

Jain’s book, Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance, provides an aspirational look into his mind as a leading entrepreneur and thought leader. With a foreword by Sir Richard Branson, Jain challenges readers to “learn how curiosity, imagination and exponential innovation are creating life without limits.”

But Moonshots goes beyond the printed page. More than a book, it is a roadmap to discover individual potential and begin your very own “moonshot,” created by Jain himself to dream big, win big and create abundance from scarcity to improve all of humankind. The real-world manifestation of these ideas arrive in two key ventures: Viome and Moon Express.


Imagine making illness a thing of the past. What if we could precisely and truly address root causes of illness rather than mitigating symptoms? Lauded by publications including Elle, Forbes and Well + Good, Viome seeks to empower its clients by doing just that.

Viome health and wellness care begins with a simple, self-administered test of your microbiome analyzed by a CLIA-certified lab. An AI-driven platform provides the food and supplement recommendations matched precisely to your unique biological makeup for the prevention—and even reversal—of chronic disease and the furtherance of personal wellness.

Moon Express

Earth-bound humanity faces many challenges, including a scarcity of resources. Jain stands among the most ambitious entrepreneurs willing to reach the sky…and beyond.

With Moon Express, Jain seeks to redefine what we consider possible and build a truly multiplanetary society. With the assistance of their partners, Moon Express seeks to “redefine possible by returning to the Moon and unlocking its mysteries and resources for the benefit of humanity,” according to the website. 

As a keynote speaker, Jain motivates your talent to see beyond limits.

Yet, fixed mindsetsrather than growth mindsets—among staff, leaders and even investors and stakeholders can deter the progress you need to remain at the cutting edge. Today’s best motivational speakers provide the excitement, inspiration and tools your leaders need to challenge the impossible, think the unthinkable and disrupt your industry with bold, new thinking.

When you book Jain for your event, you don’t receive an obtuse technologist who talks over people’s heads. You get a foremost creative dreamer with a record of success. He excels at making the complex accessible. More than that, he inspires his audiences to embrace change, think beyond the next quarter and pursue big ideas with both boldness and curiosity.

With a message of “Stay focused on the mission,” Jain has spoken for TedX, SXSW, the Global Health Summit and soon for the 2023 Biohacking Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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