We recently covered the news that Microsoft is extending its partnership with OpenAI. The extension of the multibillion-dollar partnership is in the hopes of seeing the further development of AI tools. In addition, it also means being able to incorporate OpenAI creations into the Microsoft ecosystem.
On that list is the popular video messaging and meetings apps Teams. During the pandemic, virtual meetings became the new normal and since then, many have adopted these methods as long-term solutions to remote and hybrid working. Of course, there are other services out there such as Skype and Zoom. Therefore, setting your app apart with core features is an important aspect to get users on board.
Teams to benefit from AI
Microsoft is now presenting Teams Premium, which “Makes every meeting more personalised and intelligent.” Users can buy a membership to the premium service for $7 per month. Included in the new premium experience are meeting notes, which are powered by AI. Users will also get personalised timeline markers of when they join and leave a meeting.
By utilising AI, users will get an improved transcript of each meeting, making it easier to find key information. Microsoft is also introducing live translations in captions which can help with language barriers. Overall, all of these new features are intended to expand on the Teams experience and make it more personalised.
After a meeting, many people will jump back in to revisit any points they missed, and that process will be streamlined with these new features. In addition, Microsoft also claims that premium members will have access to advanced meeting protection. This allows users to deploy further security features to protect against data leaks and ensure meeting safety. This does sound like something that shouldn’t be behind a paywall, but available to all.
However, the new features that are powered by AI tools do sound like convenient additions for those that are frequently in Teams meetings. Since Microsoft is partnered with OpenAI, it’s also likely we will continue to see more AI features being rolled out across Microsoft apps.