With Zoom IQ – the app’s AI-powered assistant – hosts can now generate meeting summaries and send them to users via Zoom Team Chat or email, all without actually recording the meetings. It’s hard to say how accurate (or detailed) the meeting summaries are without trying them out for yourself, but it still seems like a much quicker way to get a summary of everything you missed, unlike viewing a full pre-recorded meeting.
In addition to AI-generated meeting summaries, Zoom is launching the ability to compose messages in Team Chat using AI. The feature uses OpenAI’s technology to create messages “based on the context of a Team Chat thread” and also allows you to customize the tone or length of a message before sending it.
All of these features build on what Zoom’s IQ assistant already offers, such as the ability to create meeting highlights and chapters. In the near future, Zoom plans to roll out several other AI-powered features through its partnership with OpenAI and Anthropic.
That includes the ability to write emails with AI using context from past meetings, phone calls and emails, as well as a way to summarize threads in Zoom Team Chat “with the click of a button”. Zoom is also working on a way for you to use AI to “discreetly” get an in-chat summary of a meeting when you arrive late, create whiteboard drafts with text prompts, and automatically categorize ideas during brainstorming sessions.
According to zoom, the company “collects data from user interactions with the Zoom IQ features, including inputs, messages, and AI-generated content” and may use this information to train Zoom IQ AI models (but not those of third parties), unless you choose not to do so to share data with Zoom. In addition to Zoom, other productivity platforms, including Slack from Salesforce and Microsoft 365, have begun integrating AI features. For example, Slack lets you reply to colleagues using ChatGPT and AI could soon attend Huddles on your behalf, while Microsoft has rolled out an AI Copilot for its 365 apps.
However, for now, only Zoom IQ’s meeting summaries and chat composing features are available as a free trial “for a limited time” to subscribers of Zoom One (Enterprise Plus, Enterprise, Business Plus, Business, Pro) and some legacy Zoom programs. bundles ( Enterprise Named Host, Enterprise Active Host, Zoom Meetings Enterprise, Zoom Meetings Business, Zoom Meetings Pro). However, it’s unclear how much these features will cost after the free trial, but Zoom spokesperson Tessa Mclaughlin tells WebMD. The edge that the company will reveal pricing information “in the coming months.”