Zoom provides realtime translation services and Facebook VR services.
In addition to live translations, Zoom intends to increase its support for automated live transcripts and transform its whiteboard tool into a more fully-functioned app, including many other improvements revealed at its Zoomtopia conference last Monday.
Auto-live transcripts/closed English subtitles were advertised in February 2021 to be released to Zoom accounts. Now Zoom states that it “will offer transcripts in real time by the end of the following year (up to 30 more languages). As part of this effort, Zooom will also provide pay-per-view translation services, which “supports real-time translation in as many as 12 languages by the end of the next year.” Zooom could not provide specifics on which languages would be supported and when, but did note that these advances were the direct consequence of the machine learning expertise acquired by Kites, a German translation firm.
Zoom’s whiteboard function is another significant improvement.
Zoom now enables you to create and share whiteboards in your meetings as you speak,
but Zoom Whiteboard will be accessible for Zooom and the internet outside of meetings later this year. A planned expansion in beta is ongoing. The major changes are that Zooom does not approach Whiteboard as a product alongside video conversations, instead of a characteristic inside. The fundamental sketching tools do not seem to be unlike what Zooom presently provides. You can add adhesive notes, drawings, and comments to your boards and view them whenever you want.
Zoom arrives in Facebook’s Horizon Workshops early next year. According to Zoom, a common VR meeting area may hold video reunions and link to the Zoom Whiteboard. In VR, you may pin a Zoom Whiteboard to your virtual desk or wall to view and to sketch colleagues who participate in a meeting via a classic computer.
Zoom announces Zoomtopia 2021, featuring the new Zoom widget in the above animation. Go to the corporate blog to further examine the other improvements.