Tune-out of conference calls

“While Newlan is on the call, his computer microphone listens in while a python script runs on his computer. IBM Watson’s speech-to-text service also transcribes what’s happening on the call.

When Newlan’s name is mentioned, the program automatically sends him a transcript of what was said a minute before and a little bit after so he has context.

That could create some awkward pauses for people awaiting his response, but Newlan thought it through. He has time to read the meeting notes quickly because the script waits 15 seconds before playing a recording of Newlan saying “Sorry, I didn’t realize my microphone was on mute” to make up for it.”

Source for the listen-in bot can be found here.

(source accessed 29.06.2016