Best AI Assistant Tools for Online Meetings

As artificial intelligence continues to seep into every possible domain, it only makes sense that one makes full use of the opportunity. 

AI can help out in all online meetings that one attends. AI assistants are no strangers to us, everyone on the internet has used Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa from time to time. Similar to them are AI meeting assistant apps, which are designed to automate meeting-related functions as well as organise post-meeting workflow. 

Broadly, the meeting assistant tools fall under 3 functions: conversation recording, data indexing and task management for tasks like scheduling, note-taking, follow-ups, analysis etc.

Following are some of the ways in which individuals and teams can utilise AI meeting assistant tools:

  • Better scheduling and reminder control: Less overlapping of meeting slots and apt reminders of the meetings in everyone’s inboxes 
  • Improved coordination with well-documented meetings: Everyone is kept informed of the meeting’s discussions, even if they did not join the call
  • More productivity by focusing on work that matters: AI takes care of the note-taking and other manual tasks so that you are able to concentrate on the stuff that matters
  • Tracking action items and meeting minutes.

 Following are some of the vast majority of AI meeting assistant tools:

  1. Sembly

Sembly is a free multipurpose AI meeting assistant that transcribes, generates meeting notes and analyses meeting data to offer actionable insights. 

It is capable of highlighting critical items from the meeting transcriptions, which can be easily searched, edited and shared. 

It also recognises a person’s voice and vocabulary to understand their commands. 

  1. Fireflies

Fireflies is another free AI assistant one can use to automate one’s meeting notes and also record, transcribe and analyse voice conversations. The app lets you comment or highlight certain sections of the meeting to collaborate with teammates. It has a range of powerful integrations, and it also has a Chrome extension to capture meetings from the browser.

  1. Avoma

Like most AI meeting assistants, Avoma also supports a range of video conferencing platforms. It transcripts and generates AI notes for both audio and video meetings. It also is capable of automatically identifying speakers and providing insights on talk time and the talk-to-listen ratio of each participant. Avoma timestamps notes and links them to the meeting recording.

  1. Fathom

Fathom is another powerful AI meeting assistant that helps remote teams in enhancing collaboration and performance. It lets you highlight important segments of a meeting recording by simply clicking on a link, which can later be shared with colleagues instead of meeting notes. It also supports integration with popular workplace apps.

Have you tried any of these tools? Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!