Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Zoom introduced updates Tuesday to its generative synthetic intelligence device, which it is now calling Zoom AI Companion, that can “considerably increase” its capabilities starting this fall. AI Companion shall be accessible at no extra price should you already pay for the video-meeting service. 

The corporate stated that clients can anticipate to see the AI device all through Zoom, together with in Group Chat, Conferences, Cellphone, E mail, Whiteboard and “extra options on the roadmap.” Some options shall be accessible instantly, whereas others will launch over the approaching months, based on Zoom’s announcement.

Arguably Zoom’s most well-known characteristic is video chatting for work conferences. Certainly one of Zoom AI Companion’s new capabilities permits so that you can rapidly catch up should you’re late to a Zoom assembly by asking questions by means of a facet panel. Publish-meeting, you may get Zoom recordings with highlights and sensible chapters damaged out, in addition to auto-generated assembly summaries (so long as the assembly’s host allows these options). By this spring, Zoom says its AI device will be capable to present “real-time suggestions” on its notion of your efficiency in conferences, in addition to teaching you on dialog and presenting expertise.

Zoom says it makes use of its personal giant language fashions in addition to Meta’s Llama 2, OpenAI and Anthropic to energy its AI characteristic. Massive language fashions are what energy generative AI chatbots, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing. 

What Zoom’s AI Companion chat appears to be like like in a gathering. 


Different updates for Zoom embody generative AI summarization for Group Chat, which is able to launch within the coming weeks and enable you to make amends for lengthy chat threads. By early 2024, you’ll auto-complete sentences and schedule conferences from a chat. Different options for assembly preparations, debriefing and extra may even be added.

AI Companion is turned off by default, Zoom stated Tuesday, and whoever controls the account shall be answerable for enabling them. The corporate additionally stated that it doesn’t use buyer audio, video or different materials to coach its AI. This follows issues over Zoom “slurping” information for its AI instruments. 

Editors’ notice: CNET is utilizing an AI engine to assist create some tales. For extra, see this submit.

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