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The Future is Here:
How AI Goes Beyond Notetaking to Transform Virtual Meetings

Discover how Jugo leverages AI to revolutionize virtual meetings. Explore features like virtual green screens, eye gaze correction, audio spatial AI, and language translation. Enhance collaboration and productivity with AI-powered solutions. Welcome Jugo to your virtual workspace today!
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Published: Jul 2023

Transforming Virtual Meetings with AI

When we hear the term “artificial intelligence” (AI), our minds often go to images of futuristic robots, sci-fi movies, or sophisticated chatbots.

AI has become associated with technological advancements that appear far removed from our daily lives.

However, the reality is that AI is much more than the futuristic scenarios we imagine! It is a transformative force that is revolutionizing the way we conduct virtual meetings.

Think about it?

Over the last year, how many times have you heard about systems or software becoming AI run. It’s becoming the new norm for AI to be integrated into our daily lives.

Now everyone uses ChatGPT to find out facts or cheekily help them write an essay.

Virtual meetings are an essential part of any organization’s workflow.

They enable teams to:

  • Collaborate
  • Share ideas
  • Make critical decisions

However, all too often, meetings can be time-consuming, unproductive, and lacking the necessary structure.

Enter Jugo and delve into the world of AI-powered virtual meeting platforms and explore how Jugo leverages this technology to enhance productivity, efficiency, and collaboration.

Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have been happening for several decades, with the first ever virtual meeting in 1970.

The evolution over time from early teleconferencing to the sophisticated web and cloud-based platforms built the steps to what we use today.

The COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged in 2019, led to a surge in virtual meetings as organizations worldwide shifted to remote work.

The physical distance and travel restrictions accelerated the adoption and innovation of virtual meeting technologies.

As a result, virtual meetings have become integrated into modern work culture, and is part of the reason we see active efforts to constantly improve and create platforms that power the development of virtual experiences.

Traditionally, virtual meetings have been associated with the challenges of:

  • Note-taking
  • Limited engagement
  • Lack of presence
  • Lack of inclusion

However, AI has begun to transcend these limitations, offering a range of possibilities for enhancing virtual meetings.

By embracing AI technology, we have begun to unlock new levels of efficiency, engagement, and productivity, propelling us into a future where virtual meetings are seamless, productive, and inspiring.

The future is here!

It’s time to discover how AI goes beyond notetaking to transform virtual meetings.

AI Features for virtual meetings

AI is revolutionizing the way we conduct virtual meetings, going beyond traditional notetaking to transform the meeting experience.

Jugo is a leading provider of collaborative tools that harness the power of AI to enhance virtual meetings in innovative ways.

Let’s explore some of the current AI features incorporated into virtual meetings and how Jugo leverages them.

Virtual Green Screens

Traditionally, green screens have been used in video production to replace the background with virtual backgrounds or other visual elements.

With Nvidia Maxine, Jugo leverages AI-powered video enhancement to achieve a similar effect without the need for a green screen.

Maxine’s AI algorithms analyse the video feed in real-time, intelligently identifying the presenter or participants in the frame and separating them from the background.

This enables Jugo to apply virtual backgrounds or other visual effects seamlessly, creating an immersive and professional meeting environment.

A significant challenge in virtual meetings is maintaining high-quality video and audio connections.

Nvidia Maxine delivers superior video quality with optimized video streams in real-time, reducing bandwidth requirements without it effecting the visual quality.

This ensures that participants can focus on the meeting content rather than dealing with pixelated or blurry video feeds.

Eye gaze correction

Maintaining eye contact during virtual meetings can be a challenge as participants often look at their screens or cameras instead of directly into the camera lens.

Jugo is utilizing AI-driven eye gaze correction technology to create a more natural and engaging meeting experience.

By analysing participants’ facial features and eye movements, Jugo’s AI algorithms adjust the video display, giving the impression that participants are looking directly into the camera.

This fosters better engagement and communication, making virtual meetings feel more personal and connected.

Audio and spatial AI

Background noise can be a significant distraction in virtual meetings, disrupting the flow of conversation.

Jugo uses AI-powered background noise suppression to filter out unwanted sounds and enhance audio quality.

The AI can identify and suppress background noises such as:

  • Keyboard typing
  • Sirens
  • Construction sounds

This ensures that meeting participants can hear each other clearly, leading to more effective communication and collaboration.

AI Language translation

In a globalized business landscape, virtual meetings often involve participants from different linguistic backgrounds.

Jugo’s development of AI-driven language translation is a feature that overcomes language barriers by providing real-time translation during meetings.

By using natural language processing and machine learning, Jugo’s AI algorithms can accurately translate spoken language into the desired target language.

This enables seamless communication and collaboration among diverse teams, facilitating a more inclusive meeting environment.

Future possibilities

As we continue to witness the transformative impact of AI in meetings, it’s worth exploring the exciting potential that lies ahead for virtual meetings.

With advancements in technology and the increasing adoption of remote work, the future continues to look to AI for solutions that will further enhance the virtual meeting experience.

Here are some potential future ventures for AI in virtual meetings.

AI has the potential to detect and analyse emotions in virtual meetings. Advanced algorithms could assess the sentiment of participants by analysing vocal tone, facial expressions, and even written communication.

This capability could provide valuable insights into participants’ engagement levels, mood, and overall satisfaction during meetings.

By identifying areas of low engagement or potential conflicts, AI could help meeting organizers take proactive measures to improve collaboration and maintain a positive atmosphere.

Another future development of AI in virtual meetings is increased sophisticated analytics. AI algorithms will be able to extract deeper insights from meeting data, such as:

  • Sentiment trends
  • Collaboration patterns
  • Decision-making dynamics

Advanced analytics can help organizations identify areas for improvement, measure the effectiveness of different meeting formats, and optimize meeting processes.

With AI-driven recommendations, organizations can continuously refine their meeting strategies to drive better outcomes and foster a culture of innovation.

Jugo is constantly evolving, which means our partners are too.

Welcome AI to your Virtual Meetings

Jugo continues to push the boundaries of AI in virtual meetings, revolutionizing collaboration, productivity, and engagement for teams across the globe.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments as Jugo continues to innovate and harness the power of AI.

Talk to an expert on how Jugo can be integrated into your workplace to transform virtual meetings.

Ellie Dursley new
Author, Marketing Intern, Jugo, Ellie Dursley.

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