Otter has a solution for that virtual meeting pile-up on your calendar. The AI transcription tool essentially attends the event or conference in your place and records what is said.
Otter, which launched with Zoom support in May, is now expanding to support Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex. The company claims that the update means it will now reach a potential audience of 500 million users.
The setup is the same: Otter Assistant connects to your calendar and allows you to select which meetings it should attend. All of your notes are accessible via the web or the Otter.ai mobile apps.
Otter’s assistant, like Zoom’s transcription tool, is a premium feature. It’s part of the company’s business subscription plans, which begin at $20 per month.
It is, of course, more than just a convenient way to avoid meetings. You can also use it to eliminate the hassle of transcribing the video calls you do attend or to fill in for you if you’re running late.
Meanwhile, the expansion brings it to the majority of the major video conferencing platforms, with the exception of Facebook Workplace and Slack. Perhaps one day it will also transcribing VR meetings.