Among Microsoft announcements this week is a number of new features coming to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint that will use AI and machine learning technologies to manage and collaborate on content stored in those services.
Starting “later this year,” Microsoft will be adding automated transcription to video and audio files stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. This transcription will use the same technology that Microsoft uses in its Microsoft Stream business video service. OneDrive and SharePoint video and audio files will become fully searchable thanks to these transcription services.
One of the things I noticed it’s that even if Cortana is not making a lot of noise in the smart assistant space, aside for the integration with Alexa, Microsoft has been providing great developer tools for language understanding and processing.
Microsoft has an enterprise focus, and the work of automatic transcription can be a real deal for the content needs of many organizations, let’s say they later add translation to 3 more languages and it’s a game changer for collaboration in the enterprise.
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