Own The Conversation - Issue 56
Featured jobs from bot-jobs.com, Conversational AI news and Events
Apologies for missing last week’s newsletter send. As you know, Mrs R and I were in Iceland to celebrate our (belated) 10-year anniversary.
What can I say, except that if you haven’t been to the Arctic or close, then you are missing out. Absolutely stunning place. We were exceptionally lucky to see the Northern Lights on our first night there. Check out the video:
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Now, onto my latest poll. And this one was interesting.
As you may know, OpenAI has released its Plus version of chatGPT at a subscription price of $20 per month. I upgraded as I tend to lose connectivity in the afternoons once the USA wakes up. I’ve not had any issues since and the output response has definitely sped up. But I was interested in understanding what the sentiment was for upgrading within my network. And it was pretty clear-cut. Over half not planning on upgrading and almost 20% don’t use it.
If we extrapolate that out to my LinkedIn network (12k connections) then we’re looking at ~2500 not using it and ~3,000 paying for the Plus version. So in my network alone you’re looking at $60k of monthly revenue alone. Not bad openAI, not bad at all.
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Without further ado, let’s move on to the juicy stuff!
Conversational AI Jobs
This edition is all about jobs. Jobs jobs jobs.
Firstly, let’s talk about Conversational AI jobs. Hiring is still happening at full pace and we’re up to over 400 roles on Bot Jobs, so make sure that you sign up for alerts at Bot Jobs and keep up to date with the latest roles in our space.
Building a team? 👉 Standard job postings are still free. But for a 50% discount on featured job postings on Bot Jobs, use discount code BOT50 when posting featured jobs - available for all Own The Conversation subscribers 👈 (or reach out directly for a cheeky 100% discount)
Featured Jobs on Bot Jobs
Just click the image to be taken to the job
Bot Jobs Freelancers
Since my LinkedIn Live with Jim a couple of weeks ago, there’s been another surge of freelancers registering.
Join the gang, and build your portfolio.
Latest Blogs and Content
Keeping up with the job and career theme for content on Bot Jobs here’s my latest blog - all about continuous learning:
I’m gunning for a couple of blogs this week, as I catch up with my plan to publish one per week. Let me know in the comments if there’s a subject you’d like my thoughts on.
Events to Attend: March - May
Learning, networking and travelling. What could be better than doing all three when it comes to events? Also, any event listed that is preceded with (**) means that I will most likely be there.
MENA Conversational AI Summit
Mar 14-15, 2023
** European Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit
Mar 15–16, 2023
March 27–30, 2023
Project Voice Women’s Summit
April 23, 2023
April 24–28 2023
May 9–11, 2023
**5th World Chatbots & Voice Summit (breaking news - I’ll be chairing this event)
May 11–12, 2023
May 17–18, 2023
Santa Clara, CA
I hope this newsletter has provided you with valuable insights and inspiration for pursuing a career in conversational AI. As someone who has been involved in the industry for a while, I can tell you that it's an exciting and rewarding field to work in. The pace of technological innovation is constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve with conversational AI, and the possibilities for creating more engaging, human-like interactions are truly limitless. If you're interested in pursuing a career in conversational AI, I encourage you to continue learning and honing your skills. By doing so, you'll position yourself for success in a field that's only going to keep growing in importance and impact. Thank you for reading, and I wish you all the best in your career journey.
Every week I’ll be running a quick poll on something I have been thinking about this past week, so please give me a quick response here:
Here’s hoping you have a great week.
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