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5 Ways AI Tools Help You Progress - Personally and Professionally

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop |

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionised the way we live, and work and the potential we can reach. According to government research, around one in six UK organisations, totalling 432,000, have embraced at least one AI technology. Beyond the 9-5, more than 70% of fitness instructors now utilise AI for personal fitness plans. AI is truly everywhere you look. Machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing have become terms we now enthusiastically associate with automation, innovation, personalisation and most importantly progression. Progression of our society as a whole, the progression of businesses and on a more granular level, the progression of ourselves as individuals, living and working in the modern age, regardless of job role or personal circumstances. This blog will explore 5 ways that AI tools can help you progress both personally and professionally. Discover the transformative power of AI when used to enhance a professional organisation via our national Skills Bootcamp in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Business. Explore how to harness AI and successfully progress your personal health, well-being and career trajectory. It’s time to embrace AI and redefine what is possible.

You’ve probably heard grumblings about AI for the past couple of years.

Perhaps, most recently in late October 2023, you remember the headlines about Liz Truss’s letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, expressing how she feels ‘deeply disturbed’ by China being invited to the UK AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park.

Truss continued, that China views AI as “a means of state control and a tool for national security”.

In a post on X, the site formerly known as Twitter, Truss said: “We should be working with our allies, not those seeking to subvert freedom and democracy”.

AI in the media

But what does artificial intelligence actually mean for the rest of us?

How can AI help you personally or professionally progress?

How can YOU apply AI?

1) Enhanced Productivity Levels with Automation

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With AI-enabled automation, routine activities such as manufacturing, data entry, email responses, and scheduling become effortless, allowing businesses and individuals to work smarter, not harder.

Surprisingly, leading research body McKinsey suggests that only around 5% of jobs could be completely automated with current AI technology. However, a significant portion of tasks within various roles – around 30% in approximately 60% of all occupations – could be automated.

In practice, this means that workers across different fields, from welders to mortgage brokers to CEOs, will likely collaborate closely with rapidly advancing AI tools and automated technology.

What impact does AI-enabled automation have on business productivity levels?

A recent study examining the effects of AI tools and automation on highly skilled workers indicates that within the confines of its capabilities, artificial intelligence has the potential to enhance a worker's performance by as much as 40%.

AI has the potential to transform and progress businesses - provided individuals or business owners know how to integrate AI technology into their existing business architecture.

The Skills Network can help individuals and businesses leverage the potential of AI in just 14 weeks with our FREE Level 3 Skills Bootcamp in Artificial Intelligence for Business Development.

  • Explore the strategic application of AI for business performance, growth and development.
  • Consider the ethics, opportunities and challenges associated with machine learning techniques for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Gain the ability to classify and evaluate various AI technologies and understand how AI supports agile data-driven decision-making across various industries.

Our artificial intelligence online course is an accessible route to enhancing current roles within a business and/or expanding skillsets for future progression.

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2) AI For Personalised Health and Wellness

AI for personalised health and wellness

Thanks to AI, people can now make immediate and meaningful health and well-being progress in their daily lives.

AI has emerged as a transformative force within the health and wellness sector, revolutionising the way we approach fitness, monitor our health, and seek medical advice.

AI algorithms can analyse vast amounts of data to customise personalised workout plans tailored to meet our individual needs and goals. These plans take into account factors such as fitness levels, preferences, and even genetics, offering users more effective and efficient ways to achieve their fitness progression goals.

Wearable devices equipped with AI capabilities have become indispensable tools for health tracking and monitoring. From smartwatches to fitness bands, these devices continuously collect data on vital signs, activity levels, and sleep patterns.

AI-powered virtual assistants utilise natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to engage in conversational interactions with us, assessing our symptoms, providing us with medical recommendations, and even scheduling appointments with healthcare providers when necessary.

Imagine. No more being stuck in a call queue to book a doctor’s appointment.

By leveraging AI-driven analytics, you can make informed decisions about your lifestyle habits, identify areas for improvement, and track progress towards your own unique health goals.

3) Smart Decision-Making with AI Insights

AI supported decision making

AI can help you progress quickly and more importantly, in the RIGHT direction, thanks to its ability to help you make smart decisions.

In today's data-driven world, the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming. AI can analyse vast datasets and extract actionable insights much quicker than any Excel wizz!

By processing and interpreting data at unprecedented speeds, AI empowers businesses and individuals to uncover hidden patterns, trends, and correlations that may have otherwise gone unnoticed or taken weeks to find.

Here is a list of just some of the possible sectors, where AI implementation could support their own decision-making needs:


  • Improving demand forecasting accuracy
  • Optimising inventory management systems
  • Streamlining supply-chain operations


  • Predicting maintenance needs to avoid downtime
  • Simplifying supply chain logistics
  • Optimising the manufacturing process


  • Finding the most efficient routes
  • Calculating carbon emissions for routes
  • Managing inventory of vehicles

Real Estate

  • Evaluating property values
  • Analysing market trends
  • Assessing risks of investment vs. return on investment

Can you think about how AI could help progress your role in a business?

The Skills Network’s latest Skills Bootcamp- Artificial Intelligence for Business will enable learners to rapidly progress in their chosen field with the successful implementation of AI.

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4) AI-Powered Learning and Skill Development

AI powered learning

AI is transforming the way we learn.

AI-driven learning and skills platforms such as Duolingo, an AI-powered language learning app have been using AI for years to help create better language learning experiences for its 500 million users around the world!

By tracking a learner's progress and proficiency levels using AI, Duolingo learners receive a truly personalised experience. With a powerful AI tool called a Large Language Model (LLM) in the hands of Duolingo’s teaching experts, they can generate vast amounts of content for their learners with the click of a button.

Discover more FREE AI-powered learning tools

The Skills Network’s Head of Business Development, Jack McDougall shared further insight into AI-powered learning in a recent thought leadership article over on FE News stating:

“The analysis of a student’s performance and behaviour has the potential to significantly enhance their learning experience. Uncovering patterns, learning gaps, modes of learning vs interaction and timing of learning can play a crucial role in determining the learning outcome.

Jack continues…

The utilisation of chatbots in live online classes will help interaction between students and the teacher. Chatbot integration enables learners to deeply immerse themselves into a subject on a very human level, so when tutors are not available in real-time, they still have access to interactive and engaging commentary.”

Discover 5 Ed-Tech Predictions for 2024

5) AI for Career Advancement and Professional Development

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In today's competitive job market, AI plays a pivotal role in assisting job seekers at every stage of their career journey.

Here are the 3 ways AI can help you progress in your career:

1) Streamline the job search process

AI algorithms can streamline the job search process by analysing job listings and matching candidates with relevant opportunities based on their skills and experience

2) Optimise your CV

AI-driven CV optimisation tools such as ChatGPT can help applicants tailor their CVs and cover letters to specific job descriptions, increasing their chances of standing out to employers.

3) Provide career coaching

AI-powered platforms offer career coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities, connecting professionals with industry experts and peers for invaluable guidance and support. These platforms also utilise AI to identify career growth opportunities and recommend personalised learning paths, empowering individuals to continuously develop new skills and adapt to evolving job market dynamics.

definition of progress

Much like the definition of progression itself, AI can enable all of us to transform our lives ‘from one state to another’. AI offers invaluable opportunities for both personal and professional growth in today's fast-paced world.

It's crucial to recognise AI as a tool for enhancement rather than a threat, embracing its capabilities to augment our abilities and expand our horizons.

Whether it’s within high politics, business level or simply improving our wellbeing, progress is possible with AI.

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