The technology of meetings, lectures, discussion panels, dialogues, argumentation and debates are of interest to our group. Some topics in the overlap of artificial intelligence with meetings support technology are discussed, meetings occurring in all organizations, in all sectors, academia, science, industry and government.
Individuals also meet to to do civics, to participate in townhall discussions, to participate in the democracies of their neighborhoods or cities. Accordingly, meetings support technology can enhance Web-based civic engagement. Meetings support technology can empower individuals, organizations and communities, pertaining to the operation of governments and to the transparency of governments, city, state and federal.
The topics presented include the recording of meetings with modern sensors, multiparty speech recognition, obtaining transcripts from meetings, the processing of the data from arrays of sensors, such as pointclouds and 3D audio, into photographs, video, 3D video as well as binaural, surround sound or ambisonic audio. Software technology topics include conveniencing meeting participants as well as production teams with advanced features.
Ten topics are presented:
- Obtaining 3D data, pointclouds, from multiple sensors. Obtaining 3D audio from multiple sensors. Obtaining photographs, video, 3D video, binaural audio, surround sound, ambisonics from sensor data.
- Natural language understanding, sound source localization, multiperson speech recognition, multiperson nonverbal gesture recognition.
- Transcription, topic modeling, keyword generation, enhancing the indexing of video, video segments, video clips.
- Modeling meetings, lectures, discussion panels, dialogues, argumentation and debates; detecting events, categorizing events.
- Interpreting meetings, interpreting narratives or storyboards from meetings, summarizing meetings, motions of attention during meetings.
- The virtual cinematography or videography utilizing virtual cameras; the capability to position virtual cameras in space, to adjust virtual camera settings, to move virtual cameras around to obtain photographs or videos.
- The capability to, beyond outputting one video stream, output multiple simultaneous multimedia streams, multiple simultaneous virtual cameras, as per multiview video.
- The processing of photographs or video cinematography from meetings; utilizing photographs, videos as well as pointclouds data, machine learning from human photographers, videographers.
- The storage of pointcloud video, archiving of the raw preprocessed 3D data; the indexing, search, retrieval of 3D multimedia content.
- The summarization of sets of meetings, dashboard summarizations of sets of meetings.
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