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Bring Generative AI to the Front Office: Go Beyond GPT for Content Creation

Jim Kaskade


Generative AI for actionable engagement is the new frontier
Generative AI for actionable engagement is the new frontier
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Artificial IntelligenceBrand Experience
Published 07/28/23
4 minutes read

Savvy enterprises have recognized Generative AI as the subsequent game-changing technology that is ready to reshape their business landscape. They are actively identifying opportunities and formulating strategies to exploit this innovative technology to its fullest potential. Many tech-forward organizations are already leaping onto this trend, aiming to seize a first-mover advantage.

However, many businesses are too hyper-focused on one application of Generative AI’s vast capabilities. If your company is looking at GPT and other Generative AI tools for content creation, you’re already behind the curve. Large language models are just one small piece of the puzzle. It’s time to start thinking about large ACTION models as the current cutting-edge.

Shifting Gears from Content Creation to Actionable Engagement

While it’s true that Generative AI, like ChatGPT, serves as a potent tool for spawning creative content, Conversica’s application extends far beyond this traditional scope. It’s not just about enriching the pool of content for human authors to draw from for their daily tasks anymore. The question then arises, how can we directly incorporate Generative AI into dynamic interactions with potential and existing customers?

This is where innovative solutions like Conversica Revenue Digital Assistants™ (RDAs) come into the spotlight. These RDAs are not mere chatbots, but autonomous digital employees carrying out Marketing, Sales and Customer Success activities. They are underpinned by GPT, which acts as a personalization engine, but have additional enterprise-grade features to make the conversations they generate outcome-focused and brand safe.

However, the reluctance to adopt such transformative technology could lead to several potential drawbacks:

  • Missed Opportunities for Personalization: Generative AI enables highly personalized interactions that can significantly enhance customer experiences. Failure to adopt this technology could mean missing out on opportunities to connect more effectively with customers and prospects.
  • Decreased Efficiency: Autonomous digital assistants powered by AI can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, increasing productivity and freeing up human employees for more strategic work. Without these tools, companies may struggle to keep up with the volume of customer interactions.
  • Reduced Competitive Advantage: Companies that integrate AI into their customer interactions can gain a significant competitive edge by providing faster, more personalized service. Those that do not adopt this technology will find it harder to differentiate themselves in the market.
  • Brand Safety Risks: AI tools like Conversica’s RDAs are designed to be “brand safe,” ensuring that all customer interactions align with the company’s brand values and guidelines. Without these safeguards, companies might struggle to maintain consistent, on-brand communication.
  • Lagging Behind in Innovation: As AI continues to advance and become more integrated into business practices, companies that do not adopt these technologies risk falling behind and may struggle to catch up later.

Therefore, moving from generating content to generating action is not just a novel concept; it’s a strategic imperative for businesses aiming to stay competitive and relevant in the modern, digital-driven market landscape.

Transitioning from Employee Assistance to Customer Engagement

The role of GPT and Generative AI must evolve from being a “back office” facilitator to a “front office” enabler, meaning from simply empowering the employee to write more creative content to actually being used to engage directly with end-customer prospects and existing customers directly. Trust in AI solutions to deliver brand-specific interactions and autonomously drive actions aligned with business objectives in a way that’s safe for brands is critical for this transition. This is especially important when these actions directly engage the end customer.

The delay in embracing this shift from content creation for humans to content presentation directly by AI could present multiple challenges for late adopters:

  • Customer Experience: Modern customers demand personalized and efficient interactions. By relegating AI to back-office operations only, companies may miss out on opportunities to enhance their customer-facing services with AI-driven personalization and efficiency.
  • Brand Consistency: AI solutions can ensure consistent brand messaging and tone in customer interactions, by taking human error out of the equation. Without this, companies might struggle to maintain a consistent brand voice, especially as they scale.
  • Operational Efficiency: By automating routine customer interactions directly, AI can free up human staff for more complex and strategic tasks, leading to higher operational efficiency. Businesses that fail to leverage this advantage may experience inefficiencies and higher costs and become less relevant than peers that do.
  • Competitive Advantage: AI in the “front office” can provide faster and more accurate marketing, sales, and customer success services, giving businesses a significant competitive edge. Those slow to adopt will find it harder to compete with businesses that offer AI-enhanced customer experiences.
  • Data Insights: AI can generate valuable insights from customer interactions, helping to improve strategies and make better business decisions. Without AI in customer-facing roles, companies will lose out on these insights. No matter how hard we try, capturing human-to-human interaction is hard versus AI-to-human interaction.
  • Scalability: AI can handle large volumes of customer interactions, allowing businesses to scale their customer-facing efforts without a proportionate increase in costs. Companies not adopting AI risk being overwhelmed as they scale.

Thus, shifting Generative AI from a supporting role in the back office to a customer-facing role in the front office, directly, is not just a progressive move – it’s a necessary evolution for businesses aiming to meet the demands of the digital age and maintain a competitive edge in the market.

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