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

    Put Down Your Pen and Paper

     
    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.” 

California is officially out of its drought, thanks to a very rainy winter, and among the many wonderful benefits is a spectacular flower season. Nowhere is this more resplendently in view than at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. I recently spent a couple of gorgeous hours touring the 50 acres of the working farm that are devoted to the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian Buttercup or Ranunculus Asiatic.

 

Scott Hermes is bringing innovation and deep knowledge of the meetings industry to his new role.

 

This island oasis, just 22 miles from LA, is packed with amenities and adventures for unforgettable meetings.