Microsoft is going to introduce real-time transcription for Teams.

Microsoft is going to introduce real-time transcription for Teams. Will making notes in meetings soon be a thing of the past, or will you keep doing it even with full transcription?

Microsoft has introduced its real-time rendition facility for Team meetings, but you’ve to surely be on the proper subscription if you want to use it.

By Australian business technology journalist Liam Tung | March 24, 2021 — 12:55 GMT (20:55 SGT) | The Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft is going to launch its AI-powered live correspondence service soon. In Microsoft Teams, answering to Zoom’s recent expansion of its live transcription characteristics.

For the live transcription functionality, the dense competition remains in the video-meeting market. In December, Cisco introduces its closed captioning service for Webex; Zoom in last month served live transcription to free accounts, although in a limited manner; Google also brought new live features to Chrome. Correspondingly, Microsoft is bringing its take on live transcriptions in Teams.
Microsoft Teams live transcription features can identify individual speakers and record audio in “near real time” for the facility of a recorded video of what’s said during and after the meeting.

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“Delivering high level exactness in live transcription, slightest latency, and cost efficiency at enterprise scale has been one of the hardy challenges in the industry,” states Microsoft’s Shalendra Chhabra, the lead on conversational AI for Microsoft Teams meetings.

“Over the last two years, we’ve to form significant strides in resolving this complication and have dramatically revamped our models for validity using meeting context in real-time and cutting edge AI.”

A meeting’s invitation uses the Teams live transcription feature to identify speakers, names of participants, and attachments to enhance recognition of specific dialect during a meeting and transcribe audio.
In the Teams desktop app, the transcriptions appear in a column on the right-hand side. And are associate with the individual participant’s avatar.

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The next stage is to stored transcription files in the meeting organizer’s Exchange Online account. The one who has the permission to delete is the only organizer and tenant admin.

Chhabra persuades users that the live transcription service will not permit Microsoft employees to probe private business discussions. So, after every meeting the models will be deleted instantly, said by him Microsoft employees incapable of seeing the meeting’s contents, and Microsoft doesn’t utilize data from meetings to meliorate its AI.

These features are currently only supported on the Teams desktop app and are customized for US English. On the desktop app, a transcript is accessible in a tile labelled “Meeting Transcript” or via Teams on the web.

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This feature is fundamentally for Microsoft’s enterprise clients and is just available to customers with licenses for.  Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium SKUs. It’s now coming to the Teams instant meeting feature, Meet Now, “soon.”

In theory, Teams users can still get live transcriptions by using Teams through Google’s Chrome browser via a free account. However, unlike Teams for enterprise customers, Chrome doesn’t generate a transcript of the post-meeting conversation. However, locally stored audio and video files on high social and video sites, podcasts, and radio content chrome can create captions for them.

Using Live Caption in Chrome, users have to go to the Settings and click on Advanced in the left menu. From the Accessibility panel, the feature can be allowed.

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