Microsoft unveils AI-powered meeting transcription device with facial and voice recognition
Microsoft has unveiled a prototype of a new device with facial and voice recognition for facilitating business meetings at its Build conference, HotHardware reports.
The conical device, which sits in a central location such as in the middle of a meeting-room table, identifies meeting participants with facial recognition, uses AI to transcribe the meeting in real-time, and translates speech in different languages. The AI function can transcribe speech from multiple speakers at the same time, and pick out agenda items to display them separately.
The device will also be integrated with Microsoft’s collaboration software Teams, as well as the company’s AI assistant Cortana, enabling follow-up and future meetings to be scheduled. In a demonstration, Microsoft showed the device’s potential for eliminating note-taking and helping meeting participants, including hearing impaired persons, participate with full attention.
Alibaba Group recently launched its AliGenie 2.0 virtual assistant with object recognition for home consumer use.