Re: Beulr and other AI note taking programs and Zoom #zoom

Margaret Myatt

I am presently in a Google Meet online call as I type.  It is wildly superior interface.  Captions are excellent.  Invitation process was easy-peasy.  


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.

Erma Bombeck

On Sun, May 15, 2022 at 3:37 PM Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter <akatsura@...> wrote:
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.
  • If you grant permission (this pertains to Buelr - others may be different,) the attendee can leave the meeting, but the AI bot will remain until the conclusion and send its report to the registrant.
  • In my case, there wasn't any indication that the bot existed in the meeting or was there a way to terminate the bot, and when the participant left, was ever there.
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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