Otter, the AI-driven meeting assistant celebrated for its real-time audio transcription capabilities, is enhancing its product offering with the introduction of Meeting GenAI.
This new suite of AI tools for meetings brings a fresh dimension to its functionality. Notable among the features is an AI chatbot designed for users to inquire about past meetings recorded with the software, an AI chat function tailored for team collaboration, and an AI conversation summary offering an overview of the meeting content, eliminating the need to sift through entire transcripts.
While AI has found applications in recording interviews or lectures for journalists and students, its latest features are strategically aimed at catering to the corporate environment. The company positions these tools as either complementary or alternative to existing AI features provided by services like Microsoft Copilot, Zoom AI Companion, and Google Duet.
Sam Liang, the CEO, drew inspiration from his hectic schedule, managing over 30 meetings weekly, some of which overlapped. The AI autopilot feature, allowing an AI bot to record meetings for later review, prompted the development of new tools. Now, users can access AI-generated summaries, providing a condensed yet comprehensive overview of meeting discussions and action items.
Otter GenAi Features
- Ask questions about ANY meeting: Need a quick recap of past decisions? Just ask! Otter scours ALL your notes for answers, pulling from Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, and more.
- Catch up in a flash: Missed the past two weeks? No problem! Ask Otter what you missed, and get a quick summary.
- Spark creativity: Stuck for ideas? Use Otter Chat to explore past discussions, draw connections, and ignite your innovative spirit.
- Generate content: Need a follow-up email or action item list? Otter whips them up based on your meetings.
In contrast to similar offerings from competitors like Microsoft Copilot and Zoom’s AI companion, Otter’s AI chatbot boasts greater power and comprehensiveness. Users can delve into their entire meeting history, posing questions not only about the current meeting but also past ones. This feature opens up possibilities for a more interactive and dynamic engagement with meeting data.
Otter introduces an AI chatbot that actively participates in group chats, responding to questions invoked by users. The company envisions a future where Otter proactively contributes valuable insights based on its analysis of ongoing discussions. This could involve referencing past meetings to answer questions that may arise during the conversation.
Noteworthy is Otter’s commitment to data security, storing information in the cloud with strict access controls. The AI features can be accessed across devices, ensuring flexibility for users. Importantly, Otter emphasizes that it doesn’t use customer data for AI training, maintaining user privacy. Surprisingly, its plans to offer these advanced AI features without additional charges, a departure from the subscription model adopted by competitors like Microsoft.
In summary, Otter’s Meeting GenAI brings a robust set of AI tools to enhance the meeting experience, providing users with innovative ways to interact with their meeting data and fostering a more dynamic collaboration environment.