• Meeting Notes Get Smarter and Easier with a New Artificial Intelligence Assistant

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    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

Two Silicon Valley companies have partnered to create in-meeting transcription powered by Eva, an artificial intelligence assistant. The enterprise is a collaboration between BlueJeans Network, a cloud service that connects desktops, mobile devices and room systems in one video meeting, and Voicera, a leader in voice AI for the workplace. Eva participates in meetings by taking notes, providing a recording with a fully searchable transcript and word cloud, and highlighting key moments, all of which can be shared with others. 

“This is a game changer for our industry,” says Steve Weinstock, senior manager of business development and integration partnerships at BlueJeans. “We have pushed this platform to adopt technology before the customer asks for it. Meetings are the perfect environment for digital assistants where mundane tasks like note-taking can be automated and the strategic skills are left to the human participants.” 

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On June 21, the MPI Southern California Chapter marked its 40th anniversary as members gathered for their annual installation gala at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. After a welcome reception in the Wetherly Garden, where cocktails were hosted by Mulholland Distilling and sparkling wine by South Coast Winery, guests moved into the ballroom for the awards program and dinner and the swearing in of the 2018-19 Board of Directors. The evening concluded with a lavish dessert reception in the Orchid Room.