As technological capabilities improve, there is a greater need for conferences and meetings to be held online. According to a recent Transparency Market Research study, the video conferencing market alone is anticipated to reach $12 billion by 2027. Moreover, cloud-based video conferencing software will eventually dominate the software category of the global video conferencing market.
Traditional online meetings and phone calls are becoming a thing of the past and are being replaced by more modern alternatives. Today, workplaces and schools are focusing on creating a smart environment that solves the common issues that deter the effectiveness of online calls and meetings. These issues include uneven video, poor room audibility, irritating echo effects, and poor video quality because of bandwidth restrictions. This is where Artificial Intelligence comes in. It promotes a more interactive virtual meeting.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in video conferencing has already made video meetings more effective than they have ever been before. In order to initiate a meeting, there is no longer a requirement to click buttons or enter codes, which saves time. Users can quickly begin a meeting, join an existing one, or stop it by speaking orders to voice-based artificial intelligence such as Alexa.
How Artificial Intelligence can improve your video conference
Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Processing (NLP) offers several potential enhancements that could be implemented in video conferencing. The ability to have the meeting transcribed automatically, the ability to translate the discourse into various languages, and the ability to share actions and notes are some of the capabilities. When combined with AI, video conferencing allows users to initiate, participate in, and exit meetings using voice commands to interact with virtual assistants and chatbots.
Additionally, combining AI with NLP can improve audio quality by automatically reducing background noise and eliminating echo. This is made possible by the AI’s ability to understand natural language. In addition, when combined with developing technologies like automatic beam-forming and leveling, it will make it possible for meeting participants to hear and comprehend one another.
The technology of video conferencing would not be complete without computer vision. It is reasonable to anticipate that this promotes advances in video meetings because it enables those sessions to become more productive by enabling the camera to recognize the speaker and spotlight them. In addition to this, it can keep tabs on the total number of attendees and label those who are relevant to the discussion. The application of technology, such as gaze correction and background/environment control, is another example of an advancement that has been made to improve the user experience within the room.
When paired with AI, computing vision can potentially assist in driving light correction and intelligent color. It can determine automatically if there are any problems with one’s vision. Additionally, it can optimize the light balance to place more of a focus on faces, particularly in scenarios with low light or backlighting. Lastly, AI-enabled smart camera controls have the ability to follow people throughout the room. Then they can employ a comfortable frame for the participants by permitting the camera to pan, tilt, and zoom to the center automatically. The use of this is making meetings incredible.
Meeting room analytics
Interacting with people inside and outside the conference room is one way that artificial intelligence (AI) can be utilized to boost productivity. Conference rooms are more organized, and meetings are more productive using AI-driven equipment. For example, video conferencing can achieve considerable benefits through AI by enabling users to record a meeting and automate routine operations such as call rescheduling and the transmission of key notifications to better manage meetings and increase efficiency.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to create significant data insights that can be used as a tool to improve facility management while simultaneously maximizing the use of current office space. For instance, AI may aid businesses by using predictive analytics, and it can also understand how meeting rooms are being utilized. It is possible that doing so will assist the company in increasing the percentage of rooms that are occupied. In addition, organizations can employ analytics and AI to assess participation during video conferences by taking into consideration the moods of participants as well as the tone of voice used in communication among participants. This can be done by monitoring the participants’ voice tones.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-driven applications have a lot of untapped promise for advancing video conferencing and its use. Users are able to enjoy a more satisfying experience and increase their level of productivity when participating in video conferences.