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Webinar: The Contractor’s Guide to Everyday AI

If you, like so many in field service, have been hesitant to embrace this huge shift in technology, this is the session you’ve been waiting for. Discover how AI can power your already-existing technology infrastructure and supercharge your technicians to become more efficient than ever before.

Watch The Contractor’s Guide to Everyday AI Webinar, hosted by XOi’s Director, Product Innovation, J.P. Cahalan, and Senior Director of Product, Lee Bridges.

FAQs – The Dos and Don’ts of AI and Field Service

Q: What is an AI prompt engineer?
A: The prompt engineer is a role created in the context of AI. It refers to a person who knows how to input the right prompts or instructions to generate desired outputs from AI models. In the case of XOi, the prompt engineer is responsible for providing the appropriate prompts to AI systems to generate accurate and valuable information for technicians and users.

Q: What are the dos and don’ts of using AI in current workflows?
The DOs —Include AI in service reports, T&M (Time and Materials) work summaries, and PM (Preventive Maintenance) work summaries. These areas have relatively standardized inputs and can benefit from AI-generated outputs.

The DON’Ts, at least for the present time—use AI for writing maintenance contracts and project scope documents. These tasks involve more nuanced and customized information, which may not yet be effectively handled by AI systems.

    Q: How can AI be applied to existing workflows?
    A: AI can be applied to existing workflows by leveraging the data captured in XOi and using AI to generate job summaries, work summaries, and other narrative outputs. By providing prompts and inputs to AI systems based on the existing workflow steps, technicians can reduce the amount of manual writing and documentation, leading to increased efficiency and standardization in the output.

      Q: What is the significance of XOi’s workflow step types in relation to AI?
      A: XOi’s workflow step types play a significant role in preparing the data for AI applications. By using consistent and structured inputs through workflow step types such as multiple choice or checklist-style options, XOi ensures the consistency and uniformity of data captured. This consistency is crucial for training AI models and generating accurate and reliable insights.

        Q: How does leveraging AI job summaries contribute to technician efficiency?
        A: Leveraging AI job summaries has the potential to significantly enhance technician efficiency. By automating the generation of job summaries based on captured data, technicians can save time and effort previously spent on manual write-ups. This allows technicians to focus more on their core tasks and reduce administrative burdens. AI job summaries can provide a streamlined and standardized way to communicate information, leading to improved efficiency and productivity.

          Q: How does leveraging AI job summaries help in reducing administrative tasks?
          A: By automating the generation of job summaries using AI, technicians can reduce the time and effort spent on manual documentation. AI can analyze captured data and generate concise and informative summaries, eliminating the need for technicians to write detailed reports from scratch. This reduction in administrative tasks allows technicians to focus more on their core responsibilities, leading to increased productivity and efficiency.

          Q: How is XOi preparing for the inclusion of AI in workflows?
          A: XOi has prepared for the inclusion of AI in workflows by developing workflow step types that facilitate the capture of consistent and structured data. These workflow step types provide the necessary inputs for AI systems, ensuring that the captured data can be effectively used to generate job summaries, work summaries, and other AI-powered insights. By designing and implementing these structured inputs, XOi sets the foundation for seamless integration with AI technologies.

          Q: How serious is this AI evolution? Will this completely change the way we work?
          A: Leveraging AI has the potential to bring about significant efficiency gains for technicians, similar to the impact of cell phones. Cell phones revolutionized technician workflows by enabling instant communication, access to information, and increased productivity. Similarly, AI can simplify and streamline technicians’ documentation process, saving them time and increasing efficiency in their daily tasks.

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