Finally, Fewer Meetings?

As the jury got set to begin deliberations in the trial of Derek Chauvin this week, the judge told them that they would have to rely on their notes from the three-week trial because no transcription of the testimony would be available. Someone tweeted that the lack of a transcript made perfect sense — if the year were 1821.

He has a point. Natural language processing has advanced so much that using artificial intelligence to produce an instant, highly accurate transcription has become trivial.

The advancement has broad implications, ranging from the number of meetings that we’re all subjected to, to the interactions that agents and customer service reps have with clients.

Let’s start with meetings. I hate most meetings.

I was so disappointed to realize years ago that someone had written a book called ‘Death by Meeting,’ because I considered writing a book with that exact title.

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