Microsoft Teams Premium is set to get a new feature that will make meeting recaps more intelligent and useful. The feature, called Intelligent Meeting Recap, will use Large Language Models powered by OpenAI's GPT to automatically generate summaries of meetings, highlighting the key points, action items, and owners.
“As part of Teams Premium, Intelligent Meeting Recap is a comprehensive AI-powered meeting recap experience that helps users catch-up, recall, and follow-up on hour-long meetings in minutes by providing recording and transcription playback with AI assistance. This allows users to browse the recording by speakers and topics, as well as access AI-generated meeting notes, action Items, and @mentions.”
Intelligent Meeting Recap is currently showing on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, which means Microsoft has not yet made the feature available. It seems the tool will only be available for Teams Premium subscribers, at least at launch.
Microsoft Teams Premium became generally available in early February. is a new version of the platform that Microsoft says will provide AI-driven performance that acts like a virtual assistant during a meeting. Microsoft previously discussed how tapping into OpenAI's GPT-3.5 AI model allows Teams to have more control and access in meetings.
Desktop and Mac users can expect to see Intelligent Meeting Recap in action later this month. It's unfortunate that it's not for all Teams users, but maybe Microsoft will offer a version of this AI recap feature for everyone in the future.
Microsoft 365 Copilot for Teams Extends AI Capabilities
Last month, Microsoft introduced its Microsoft 365 Copilot, a new AI integration that brings OpenAI's GPT-4 AI engine to the Office ecosystem. It is available in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Viva, and other Office apps to enhance and automize productivity. Microsoft 365 Copilot for Teams is also part of the service, which should become widely available later this year.
Copilot will become an extra member of every meeting, a functioning and interactive participant. Microsoft says the AI will help by summarizing meetings with highlights for key actions and moments.
During a chat, Copilot will surface answers to questions by accessing data, while also providing prompts on something you may have missed. Importantly, Copilot is behind the scenes, so you do not need to break workflow to evoke it. Of course, you can directly query the AI for information.
You can check out my full report detailing all the announcements from Microsoft's Copilot launch event. We also have an in-depth look at how Microsoft 365 Copilot works in Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Tip of the day: Windows lets you use Cortana to translate sentences, words, or phrases, with the results read back to you automatically. This makes it particularly useful for group scenarios, but you can also type if you're unsure about pronunciation. Cortana translation sports an impressive 40 languages and utilizes machine learning to provide natural results in many cases. Check our full guide to learn how to use Cortana for quick translations.