Microsoft is in love with AI and it wants the world to know. Over the last month, the company has been on an artificial intelligence (AI) offensive. From investing billions more into OpenAI to promising to fold AI into all its services, Microsoft is now all in on machine learning tech. To emphasize the point, the company now says OpenAI GPT AI will come to Microsoft Teams.
Of course, it comes as no surprise that OpenAI will be the driver of AI integration in Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is a long-time partner and investor in the AI research and development group. The company was a co-developer of the GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) AI engine.
And it is the 3.5 version (GPT-3.5) that will underpin AI integrations in Teams. Among the broad feature set will be the ability to leverage AI to automatically summarize meetings in a cohesive format.
This is known as Intelligent Recap, a feature that Microsoft previously announced at its Build 2022 conference last year. Expanding on how the tool works, Microsoft offers the following explanation for the Teams Premium feature:
“With intelligent recap in Teams premium, you'll get automatically generated meeting notes, recommended tasks, and personalized highlights to help you get the information most important to you, even if you miss the meeting.”
“With intelligent recap, you can now save time spent reviewing meeting recordings. AI-generated chapters divide the meeting into sections so it's easy to pick and choose the content most relevant to you. This is available today for PowerPoint Live meeting recordings. Intelligent recap will automatically generate meeting chapters based on the meeting transcript as well.”
“In addition, there may be particular points in a meeting that you want to revisit. Available today, personalized timeline markers—that only you can see—call out when you joined or left a meeting in the meeting recording, so you can quickly click and listen in on what you missed. Personalized timeline markers will expand to include when your name was mentioned and when a screen was shared.”
Microsoft Goes Big on AI
Whether it is bringing AI driven natural language translation to Skype, merging the capabilities of Bing with the ChatGPT chatbot, or integrating OpenAI's GPT AI engine into Office apps, Microsoft is turning to an AI future.
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