Many of us spend our workweeks mindlessly completing an endless cycle of menial, tedious tasks.
We spend hours sending and replying to emails, booking meetings, attending meetings, reporting on meetings, sending project updates or submitting tickets.
These sorts of mundane chores that eat up our precious time are referred to as “metawork,” or “work about work.” Metawork is a necessity for accomplishing larger goals, but you’d be surprised how much of it can be outsourced. We now have artificial intelligence assistants that can complete dull yet crucial jobs—often quicker and with more precision than any human.
Here are 10 AI assistants that can free up your time and let you focus on more substantive projects:
1. Cortana by Microsoft
If you’re one of the 400 million people using Windows 10, you already have an AI assistant ready to help you. Cortana’s best productivity trick is to turn inbox content into handy tasks and reminders, but it can also schedule meetings with team members.