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Let AI Manage Tasks + Google’s Fake Gemini Demo // Stay Ahead #02

AI can manage your tasks and meetings in the most efficient ways. This week, the AI race intensified with the introduction of (fake) Gemini.

🎉 Welcome to Stay Ahead #2 from FlexOS!

In this week’s edition:

  1. AI tools of the week: Handpicked AI apps to better organize tasks and meeting time.
  2. Must-read news: Google’s Fake Gemini demo and $100k+ AI jobs from home.
  3. Job board: Future-forward roles at Remote, Atlassian, and 1Password

Let AI Manage Tasks and Meetings

 40 working hours a week, only 53% is spent on productive tasks. 

A meme of a guy losing his focus after 30 minutes into work

A third of employees think there are too many unhelpful meetings. Meanwhile, more focus time is the key to increasing engagement and eagerness to work. 

So, how can AI help you streamline your workflow to increase productivity and happiness?

Automate your tasks with Taskade

Taskade acts like an AI assistant to level up your task management game.

The interface of Taskade

The tool helps you rewrite, automate, and prioritize your tasks into a logical and practical workflow. 

It is a second brain to help you brainstorm ideas, generate task descriptions, or get the main messages and action items out of a long meeting.

Price: Freemium, with different packages for personal and business plans.

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Todoist

If you put your sticky notes everywhere or easily get lost in your to-do list, Todoist is here for you.

Todoist can categorize and track your to-do lists. It is conveniently integrated as an extension into Chrome, Gmail, and your phone. 

Interface of Todoist

Sign up and ease your team’s task management process.

Try Todoist today.

Take control of meetings with Reclaim.ai

How you manage your meetings significantly improves your productivity. Reclaim.ai helps you schedule meetings and breaks and focus time to optimize your day and energy.

Interface of Reclaim.ai

The best thing is that it’s a free Google Calendar add-on!

Price: Freemium. There are different packages if you want to maximize your team's schedule. 

In the News 

Every week, we pick must-read articles about the future of work so you can stay ahead. 

This week, the AI race intensified even further with Google’s controversial Gemini announcement: 

Gemini's logo


Google: Introducing Gemini: our largest and most capable AI model

With the introduction of Gemini, a multimodal AI and “the most capable and general model” Google has ever built, Google is back in the AI race. Gemini can understand and operate information across texts, images, codes, audio, and videos.

TechCrunch: Google’s best Gemini demo was faked

However, the video “Hands-on with Gemini: Interacting with multimodal AI” stirred controversy. Devin Coldewey from TechCrunch points out how the footage was faked and how this could impact Google’s integrity and credibility.

FlexOS: AI Creates $100k+ WFH Jobs – But What About Women?

Companies are willing to pay more than $100K and 47% higher salaries to employees with AI skills. Troubling, however, is that women seem to be systematically falling behind.

arsTechnica: Meta’s new AI image generator was trained on 1.1 billion Instagram and Facebook photos

Meta released an AI image generator, "Imagine with Meta AI," whose model was trained with 1.1 billion Facebook and Instagram images. Benj Edwards shares limitations and concerns over this new model for its access to massive amounts of user-generated content. 

Business Insider: 99% of Americans will be financially worse-off than they were pre-pandemic by mid-2024, JPMorgan says

JPMorgan reports that most Americans have dried out their excessive savings during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming months, almost everyone will be worse off financially than in 2019.

Need more AI tools to make your work and life 10x easier? Check out our Top AI Websites, How to Use AI, Free AI Tools, AI Productivity Tools, AI Recruiting, AI Accounting, and AI Marketing Tools. Want to learn more about AI? Check out our guide to AI in the Workplace, AI in Management, AI in HR, Women and AI.

Jobs to Level Up

We want you to make the change we need in this world of work. And do it from wherever is best for you. Here are some jobs that caught our attention:

  1. Remote: People Program Manager
  2. Atlassian: Senior Talent Management Partner
  3. 1Password: Senior Product Manager, Account and People Management
  4. Clio: Chief People Officer
  5. VR Chat: VP Of People
  6. Heard: Senior Manager, People Operations

Need more options? WeWorkRemotely, FlexJobs, and Remote’s new job board are great places to get vetted remote-friendly roles. 

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