If you didn’t catch the first day of Microsoft’s Build 2018 developers conference, then you missed an interesting and almost scary, demo. The company showcased the power of Cortana paired with a number of services including the Surface Hub, Skype’s translation and transcription features, PowerBI and Microsoft Teams, to create a meeting room of the future. The presentation was led by Raanah Amjadi, Marketing Manager at Microsoft Teams, who set up a quick office meeting scenario by asking Cortana what rooms were available. The meeting room had a big prototype device, which acted like a central control hub that could hear and see at the same time. The audio and video picked up by the device, was basically paired with AI services and Microsoft 365 to get tasks done including personnel identification, voice transcription, and real-time translation. Each participant of the meeting was instantly recognised and greeted by the device and once the meeting leader entered, it asked whether it should start the meeting. The Surface Hub went right into action making notes and transcribing everyone in the meeting. Since it already recognises voice, it could easily distinguish between the participants of the meeting. Also read: Microsoft Build 2018: Microsoft 365 reimagined as a diverse platform for developers One of the best features was how it acted as an accessibility tool where a deaf engineer could be a part of the team without missing out on anything important. All of this was also being translated real-time for one of the… [Read full story]
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