Zoom introduces a range of new features to make video meetings more productive and support the hybrid and remote work culture. At its annual Zoomtopia conference, Zoom announced that it will soon add real-time multilingual transcription and translation for Zoom calls. The new real-time translation feature will help reduce language barriers during video calls. The live translation function will be operational next year in 12 languages. He announced a number of new features alongside.
Zoom will use algorithms based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to transcribe what a speaker says into text. The company said in a blog post: “We plan to expand Zoom’s automated transcription to 30 languages and add live translation to 12 languages over the next year. “
The announcement of the real-time translation feature comes a few months after Zoom acquired the translation company Kites. Zoom bought the German startup in June for an undisclosed amount.
The other major change to Zoom concerns its whiteboard function. The whiteboard works as a digital canvas and allows remote employees and the office to interact through a virtual whiteboard. Zoom says it works to allow users to use Zoom Whiteboard from a “wide range of devices.” He said in the blog post: “We are also teaming up with Facebook’s Oculus to create a Zoom whiteboard integration for Oculus Horizons workrooms, which will allow users to access and annotate a whiteboard in one. virtual reality environment. “
The company also announced a new feature called Hot Desking to allow employees to book office space and space in their offices using an interactive map. This feature will be available later this year.
With Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery, the company plans to set up meeting spaces of all sizes by creating individual video streams of participants in the room. Zoom Widget, Zoom Phone, Zoom Chat’s Huddle View, and Zoom Apps are among the many other changes Zoom plans to make.
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