Microsoft announced yesterday that the AI-based intelligent recap feature is now generally available for Microsoft Teams Premium subscribers. Powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model, the feature provides an overview of the most important information discussed during Teams meetings.
In Microsoft Teams, the intelligent recap feature can automatically generate meeting notes, recommended tasks, and personalized highlights. Users will also see timeline markers to quickly catch up on what was shared or discussed in the meeting. The feature eliminates the need to switch between apps/screens to view AI-powered insights, including meeting recordings, transcripts, shared content, and more.
“With intelligent recap, you can focus on the meeting discussion itself and not on capturing notes. AI-generated notes allow users to see key points and takeaways after the meeting, automatically created and powered by GPT. And follow-up is easy with AI-generated tasks and action items automatically suggested for you,” Microsoft explained.
The intelligent recap feature also provides a full transcript that highlights the speaker’s contributions in a timeline of topics and chapters. Microsoft Teams users can access intelligent recaps in the new “Recap” tab available in the Teams chat and calendar. The feature respects the organization’s security, privacy, and compliance policies for Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft has also released some enhancements to improve the existing meeting recap experience for all Teams users. “The new meeting recap will also be available on the ‘Recap’ tab and will enable users to watch the meeting recording directly within Teams, as well as provide co-created collaborative meeting notes, meeting transcript, and content shared,” Microsoft added.
Overall, the intelligent recap feature is a welcome addition to the Microsoft Teams Premium plan. It might encourage more businesses to switch to the new premium tier that costs $7 per user per month until June 30th, 2023.
Microsoft notes that most of the intelligent recap capabilities are available starting today. However, some other features are expected to arrive in the next few months. Currently, intelligent recap is only available for Premium subscribers in English, with support for more languages to follow later this year.