Microsoft Is Launching New Features In Microsoft Teams Using ChatGPT

Microsoft Teams Premium now includes features driven by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 AI language model.

Thanks to GPT-3.5, the new premium service includes an intelligent recap tool that automatically generates notes, tasks, meeting highlights, branded meetings, custom meeting templates, and features like watermarking to safeguard meeting contents better.

Intelligent recap is the most notable new feature of Microsoft Teams Premium. It may entice users to pay the $7 per month per introductory user pricing ($10 per month after June 30th) merely to see how valuable it will be.

Intelligent recap uses OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model to generate meeting notes and highlights even if you were not there. Each speaker’s contributions are highlighted in a nice timeline of subjects and chapters, with notes, mentions, and a full transcript available. If a coworker mentions you in a meeting, you’ll receive personalized timeline markers so you can quickly know.

While the majority of intelligent recap features are available now, Microsoft claims some will not be available until the second quarter of 2023.

Microsoft is also making certain Teams features Premium-only. Premium users will now have access to live translated captions, custom organization Together Mode scenes, and a host of virtual appointment features.

Advanced meeting protections are another feature of Microsoft Teams Premium that may be more appealing to businesses. This includes measures such as the option to watermark and flag sensitive content during meetings and the ability to prevent users from recording meetings and copying text from conference chat. 

Additionally, Microsoft Teams Premium offers webinars, which let companies host events with waitlists for registration, customized start and end schedules, and virtual green rooms.

A few days have passed since Microsoft announced a “multibillion-dollar investment” in their OpenAI collaboration before integrating OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model with Microsoft Teams Premium.

Moreover, Microsoft is trying to integrate the AI chatbot ChatGPT into Bing and to extend OpenAI technologies to Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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