[technology taskforce] Simultaneous Interpretation coming to Zoom?
Dev Anand Teelucksingh
devtee at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 19:45:22 UTC 2019
Spotted in the Zoom blog post about their Zoomtopia 2019 event:
"*Simultaneous interpretation: *Users bring their own interpreters and Zoom
provides multiple audio channels that mix the original and interpreter
audio at an optimal ratio that enables the listener to understand the
interpreter but also hear the tone of the original speaker."
This would obviously be interesting to test when Zoom (and presumably ICANN
Other things of note :
"Zoom Chat -* Comments and reactions (beta): *These enhancements organize
conversations happening in parallel and allow users to react to specific
messages with emojis, greatly improving the user experience."
- *Live transcripts:* Following the success of recording transcripts,
this AI-based functionality powered by Otter.ai transcribes Zoom meetings
<https://zoom.us/beta?zcid=1231> in real-time and saves transcripts for
- *Meeting notes, action items, and timelines: *Users may take notes
directly in the Zoom interface or use Zoom’s live transcription (see above)
for voice note taking. Notes and AI-derived action-items are automatically
made available to invited meeting participants after the meeting via
- *Video and slideshow virtual backgrounds: *New capabilities for
mixed-reality virtual backgrounds include support for videos and Microsoft
PowerPoint files, in addition to existing JPEG support."
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