Microsoft has announced the integration of AI-powered text tool ChatGPT into its videoconferencing tool, Microsoft Teams.
This integration is aimed at boosting individual and organizational productivity by performing tasks such as taking notes, generating task lists, and providing transcripts and summaries of meetings.
Microsoft’s Investment in OpenAI
Microsoft has invested billions in OpenAI, the AI research company behind ChatGPT, with a focus on AI breakthroughs that will transform the way professionals across numerous fields work. The note-taking function in Teams is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model, the same model that powers ChatGPT.
Features of Microsoft Teams with ChatGPT
Microsoft Teams with ChatGPT will provide an “intelligent recap” feature, which will generate meeting notes, recommend tasks, and personalize highlights for individuals in attendance or not. The tool can also translate meetings in real-time with captions and will generate email replies for the sales app, Viva Sales.
Cost and Concerns
The advanced technology is being billed as a way for organizations to cut costs and boost worker productivity. However, there are concerns over what jobs ChatGPT could potentially take away from humans. The tool is available for a limited time at $7 per month per user, which will eventually rise to $10.