When you’re on Google searching for the most valuable skills that you can learn today, it’s more likely than not that one of those skills mentioned is coding – the act of writing codes that computers can understand. With many products and services now being digitized, there has never been a higher demand for coders. That’s why many are encouraged to learn how to code – even kids!
But, coding can understandably be a daunting skill to learn especially if you haven’t immersed yourself in the world of tech. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that it should be the end of the road for you in your coding journey. You can always ask for a little help. And that little help comes in the form of artificial intelligence.
What Is AI?
Here’s a short briefer – artificial intelligence is the simulation of the human brain by machines and computer systems. You might think that this sounds quite similar to the definition of a robot. But, AI is more than just that. It’s about processing large data sets at high speeds, faster than the human brain can ever process information. Because of its capabilities, artificial intelligence is now being used as a tool for human tasks from simple ones to the most complex. That can be tasks like recommending the best Italian restaurant near you or even analyzing a bunch of medical images. Another task that AI can help with is building applications.
What Is a No-Code AI Platform?
Now that you’re acquainted with what AI is all about, let’s get into one of the latest inventions in the field of artificial intelligence: no-code AI platforms. It’s exactly what you imagined it to be: coding with the help of artificial intelligence. And the best part, you don’t necessarily have to get into the nitty-gritty of coding. Typically, no-code platforms make use of the drag-and-drop method of building applications.
Three Ways You Can Use a No-Code AI Platform
No-code AI platforms soared in popularity for good reason. Thanks to its ease of use, just about anyone can use it – from marketers to healthcare professionals. Power lies in those who know how to wield the tool of no-code AI platforms. Here’s how you can leverage these platforms to the best of their abilities:
Have you ever dreamed of making your own website, only to be hindered by the difficulty of coding? These AI platforms change that, allowing you to build your own website without getting into all the technical know-how of coding. This empowers businessmen and other professionals to create a website that meets their needs.
Most AI website builders require you to answer a detailed questionnaire. These surveys ask for information such as the category of your business or the preferred style of your website. Based on your responses to these questions, the AI software then generates the website. This might require some editing on your end, so be sure to evaluate it carefully. If you aren’t satisfied, some builders allow you to regenerate a website based on your answers in the survey.
We all know how ChatGPT has made huge waves across the Internet. Launched in late 2022, this chatbot changed the game because ChatGPT served a different purpose compared to AI-powered assistants like Siri and Alexa. While the latter examples focused on completing simple tasks like scheduling an event or sending a text message, the former focused on creating human-like conversations based on the information you provide. Now, ChatGPT can answer almost any question that you have and assist you with other tasks on top of that.
Now, think of making your own chatbot but on a smaller scale, like on your own e-commerce website. Customers always have questions to ask. Sometimes they ask about shipping times or available variations of a certain product. The advantage of having an AI chatbot is its ability to answer a customer’s questions 24/7 without the additional cost of labor.
The good news is that no-code AI platforms are capable of making these chatbots. And the best part is that you can personalize them to suit your needs. Normally, you’d have to provide a list of questions that your customers frequently ask. Then, the no-code chatbot builder should provide the AI software that takes care of all the conversations. In some chatbot builders, you can even set the tone to match the voice of your brand. Once you’re done creating your chatbot, it should be as simple as deploying the finished product on your website.
You can also build databases with the help of AI platforms, like Airtable. It allows you to create all sorts of databases from product inventories to staff directories. Using databases allows you to handle larger sets of data compared to commonly-used spreadsheets. These no-code AI platforms also allow you to automate your workflows, allowing you and your employees to focus on bigger tasks. So when you need to create a database filled with loads of information, look into using no-code AI platforms for it – you’ll thank us later.
The Bottom Line
It’s safe to say that no-code AI platforms are here to stay. Making coding more accessible to the average folk, these builders allow almost anyone to create websites, applications, chatbots, and databases without diving deep into the technicalities. Coding is indeed the future, and these platforms are your key to that future.
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Bash Sarmiento is a writer and an educator from Manila. He writes laconic pieces in the education, lifestyle and health realms. His academic background and extensive experience in teaching, textbook evaluation, business management and traveling are translated in his works.