We reported just lately on Microsoft’s Productiveness Rating characteristic, which might assign every worker a quantity based mostly on how successfully they’re working with know-how.
The patent describes a “Meeting Insight Computing System,” which might use cameras, sensors, and software program instruments in addition to post-meeting surveys, to create a “quality score” for the assembly.
The cameras would search for issues like physique language and facial expressions, and the variety of folks within the room, and would report “how much a participant contributes to a meeting vs performing other tasks (e.g., texting, checking email, browsing the Internet).”
The “meeting insight computing system” would then use this data to generate insights, together with for instance which individuals to ask to the following assembly, or advocate alternate venues or instances.
The patent notes “many organizations are plagued by overly long, poorly attended, and recurring meetings that could be modified and/or avoided if more information regarding meeting quality was available.”
The system would apply to each in-person and digital conferences.
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