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EtherLabs launches AI Slack integration for video calls, meetings

EtherMeet by EtherLabs combines AI, video conferencing and messaging platform Slack to enhance team collaboration, particularly for remote and long-distance employees.

EtherLabs introduced a Slack-integrated system that uses AI to improve collaboration across team video calls and remote workers.

With long-distance and remote workers in mind, EtherLabs identified a major collaboration challenge as time, not necessarily distance. The vendor's new offering, EtherMeet, intends to increase the efficiency of meetings and video conferences and make information discussed during the meetings more accessible.

According to Gallup's "State of the American Workplace" report, 20% of employees were working remotely full time in 2016. But the report found remote workers missed out on meaningful connections and collaboration. According to the Harvard Business Review, as remote work increases, the workplace must introduce new behaviors and skills to accommodate the shift.

Using AI and media analytics, EtherMeet automatically captures, transcribes, summarizes and routes important parts of a call into Slack, so any team member -- actively on the call or not -- can see key points without watching a meeting recording. EtherMeet also enables participants to route snippets of the call with messages to other team members in Slack, who can watch, reply or join the call.

EtherLabs also claimed the tool learns who is important and what topics are significant to the workspace, channel and individual, improving the relevance of what is summarized and distributed to Slack teams.

EtherLabs intends EtherMeet to enhance meetings and collaborations for those involved, but also for those absent due to time differences across geographic regions. EtherMeet aims to enable team members to access the meeting content quickly and easily, blurring the line between realtime and nonreal-time collaboration.

While phone-call-based communication and meetings are on the decline, video calls are on the rise, and AI in the unified communications space is becoming necessary.

EtherMeet is generally available now and can be downloaded in the Slack app marketplace for Slack workspace installation. The vendor intends to release support for interviews, Macs and Windows in the future.

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What are some challenges your organization faces regarding collaboration across remote and on-site workers?
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Time zone is a huge challenge. We have teams distributed across 7 locations and keeping the teams aligned without having to get on a call at 3 AM is simply not possible. I guess products like these could be hugely helpful there...
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Hi Josh, don't hesitate to check us out at etherlabs.io - and let us know if you'd like to have a demo.  EtherMeet truly does solve both the challenge of distance and team for teams who use Slack.  We ourselves are globally distributed - so we are solving our own problem!  Hit us up if you'd like a demo - happy to walk you through it. 

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