Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: At today’s Cloud Next conference, Google unveiled a handful of new AI-powered features coming soon to Meet. One of the biggest new AI features is the ability for Google’s Duet AI to take notes in real time: click “take notes for me” and the app captures a summary and to-do items as the meeting takes place. If you’re late for a meeting, Google can show you a summary of the meeting so you can stay up to date with what happened. During the call, you can talk privately with a Google chatbot to discuss details you may have missed. And when the meeting is over, you can save the summary to Docs and come back to it later; it can even contain video clips of key moments. These AI features could be a way to free people from dedicated meeting minutes and make it easier to catch up both during and after conversations.

Another new Meet feature allows Duet to “attend” a meeting on your behalf. On a meeting invitation, you can click the “Come for me” button and Google can automatically generate text about what you might want to discuss. These notes are visible to the participants during the meeting so that they can discuss them. This can be another useful time saving feature. If you have a double booking or suddenly have to cancel a meeting due to something going on in your life, I see the value in sharing some notes about what you were planning to bring up. But I’m concerned that people could use this feature to bypass meetings they’re supposed to be attending, and add an unnecessary burden to the people who actually show up. (If everyone in the meeting sends their AI assistant, I’m told, Meet will sort it out and end the call quickly.) This feature is a little further ahead, coming to Labs sometime next year.

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