[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
will enable)

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."

*"Zoom Meetings*

   - *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
   future reference.
   - *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
   Meeting Timelines.
   - *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."

Dev Anand

Dev Anand
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