Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter

Zoom users -

I experienced this for the first time the other day. This is informational only and does NOT necessarily pose a threat to your meeting.

You may have a registrant to your meeting ask for permission to use an AI bot to take the meeting notes. In this case, the program is Beulr, but I am sure there are other programs that work similarly. Zoom is aware of Beulr and similar programs. Beulr was on Shark Tank. I may try it to see how it works. I want to let others know what to expect if they experience a similar program asking for access to the meeting. 

  • The bot cannot access the meeting without a registrant granted admission.
  • A notification will appear announcing the now attendee wishes permission to use the program to record notes - something like an AI secretary. 
  • You can grant or deny permission.

UPDATE: Clarification from Zoom - the AI bot will exit the meeting with the attendee.

Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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