Unleashing the Economic Potential of Generative AI: A New Frontier in Productivity

Blockchain Firm
2 min readAug 3, 2023

As we continue to navigate the digital age, the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly evident. One area of AI that is particularly exciting is generative AI, a technology that is opening new frontiers in creativity and innovation.

Generative AI expands the possibilities of what AI can achieve, finding new applications across a wide range of industries. It is a technology catalyst that is poised to deliver significant improvements in the outputs that drive key value across business functions and modalities.

One of the industries where generative AI is making a significant impact is retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG). Generative AI has the potential to increase productivity by 1.2 to 2.0 percent of annual revenues in this sector, translating to an additional $400 billion to $660 billion. It can automate key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales, and inventory and supply chain management.

Moreover, generative AI is revolutionizing customer interaction patterns. It can aggregate market data to test concepts, ideas, and models, offering a level of customization that was previously unimaginable. Imagine a chatbot that can pull up the most popular tips from the comments attached to a recipe or a tool that can visualize an article of clothing based on a consumer’s preferences regarding color, fabric, and style.

Generative AI is not just about automation; it’s about accelerating the creation of value in key areas. It can facilitate copywriting for marketing and sales, expedite consumer research, and accelerate content analysis and creation. The potential improvement in writing and visuals can increase awareness and improve sales conversion rates.

However, as with any technology, generative AI comes with its own set of considerations. Businesses need to strategically keep humans in the loop and ensure security and privacy are top considerations for any implementation. New quality checks for processes previously handled by humans will need to be instituted, and more detailed quality checks on AI-assisted processes will need to be performed.

As we look to the future, it’s clear that generative AI holds immense potential. It’s up to us to harness this potential responsibly, ensuring that we use this powerful tool to drive innovation and growth while also safeguarding the interests of our customers and our businesses.

In the end, generative AI is more than just a technology; it’s a catalyst for change, a driver of innovation, and a key to unlocking new levels of productivity and value. As we continue to explore its potential, there’s no telling what we might achieve.

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Credits: McKinsey & Company

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