The Future of Meetings?


Microsoft's meeting vision shouldn't come as a surprise: voice recognition programs are already making their way into the workplace. But a new device, which captures both facial expressions and voice, picks up everything, even side conversations.

The future of meetings has some people worried about jokes and off-hand remarks that will be forever documented. On the other hand, one benefit may be that people will be more careful about what they say. Will workplace civility improve?

The software has additional benefits. It translates and transcribes, making it easier for international and deaf meeting participants.

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  • What's your view of this technology: perfect for business, too much, or something else?
  • How, if at all, do you think this technology will improve meetings?
  • In what online meetings have you participated? What were the benefits and downsides?
  • To what extent do you think this technology would help to hold people accountable?