We’ve written extensively about the increased number of meetings the average person has to contend with on a near-daily basis—there are a lot of them, and, thanks to the rise of hybrid work, way more than ever before.
That, coupled with even higher levels of cognitive overload, means that the more meetings you’re in each day, the less focused (and tired) you naturally become.
To help keep track of what gets said and remind you of what needs to get done, you probably take notes during meetings—either by hand, on a computer, or on a smartphone.
But, unless you’re a note-taking superstar, completely change how you take them, what you write down, or which note-taking method you use, chances are you’re probably missing out on at least a few key pieces of information in every meeting.
Everyone could use an extra hand, especially when it comes to taking notes. And that’s where an AI meeting assistant comes in.
What is an AI meeting assistant?
An AI meeting assistant is an AI-powered virtual assistant that transcribes, summarizes, and highlights key takeaways and action items from remote or in-person meetings (although some AI meeting assistants are built for automatically scheduling meetings, setting reminders, creating agendas, and managing participants).
We recently wrote about transcription software on our blog. Although AI meeting assistants have similar functionality, they often go a few steps further: synthesizing information, recognizing the main topics of discussion, and (sometimes) even attending meetings on your behalf—although the jury’s still out on whether that’s socially acceptable or totally creepy.
What’s not up for debate is their benefits:
- AI meeting assistants take care of the busy work, letting you stay focused and engaged during meetings
- AI meeting assistants provide a permanent record of what gets said—unlike traditional meetings notes, which are hastily jotted down and open to interpretation
- AI meeting assistants fill in the gaps—we can only absorb so much information in each moment, and AI meeting assistants can help remind you of anything that gets discussed
Or, to be even more straightforward: AI meeting assistants take notes for you. Plain and simple.
Here are 8 AI meeting assistants you should try at your next meeting 🤖
Bloks is the AI-powered productivity assistant that puts your notes, tasks, and meeting on autopilot.
Once you’re set up in Bloks, you simply click the magic mic icon to launch Bloks’ AI meeting assistant, which automatically transcribes, summarizes, and surfaces action items from any meeting or conversation.
Bloks take notes and makes sense of them for you. It organizes your meeting transcriptions and summaries by associating them with the relevant attendees and events in your calendar. And, Bloks uses AI to highlight key talking points and topics of discussion, so they’re easy to look up and find later on.
Better yet: Bloks’ free AI meeting assistant can transcribe any meeting or conversation—be it a Zoom call, Google Meet, Slack Huddle, Microsoft Teams meeting, etc.—without the use of intrusive or awkward bots.
Bloks is available on macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Sembly.ai is a SaaS platform that provides AI-assisted meeting management capabilities. The platform integrates with popular meeting tools such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams, allowing users to record and transcribe meetings. Users sync Sembly with their Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar, and Sembly will automatically send a bot as an attendee to transcribe and summarize their meetings. (Users can also transcribe and summarize calls in-person using the mobile app.)
Using artificial intelligence, Sembly.ai generates meeting summaries, offers an overview of discussions via GlanceView™, and produces editable meeting minutes. It also has the capability to identify key items and topics of discussion.
Sembly.ai is available in 36 languages and supports both web and mobile (iOS & Android) platforms.
Price: Free to $20 a month
Fireflies.ai is an AI voice assistant that transcribes, summarizes, and identifies action items during meetings on Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams. It integrates with a variety of tools, including Hubspot, Salesforce, and Asana. It can record and transcribe live meetings, supplement transcripts with audio, and extract key data through AI Super Summaries. Fireflies.ai also offers collaboration tools, such as commenting, flagging, pinning, and lets users create soundbites that can be shared.
Price: Free to $29 a month
Fathom records, transcribes, and pinpoints key moments in Zoom calls, Google Meets, and Microsoft Teams meetings, freeing users from manual note-taking. It automatically generates and syncs call notes to Salesforce and Hubspot, and can turn highlights manually selected by users during video conferencing calls into shareable video snippets, which can be shared amongst colleagues and attendees over email or Slack.
Fathom is available in seven languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Price: Free to $19 a month
MeetGeek is an AI-based meeting assistant tool that records video, transcribes, summarizes, and shares insights from meetings. It is designed to serve consultants, sales managers, and HR professionals, assisting in various tasks. The tool features conversation analytics, which can provide insights for improving meetings. Its interface allows for real-time note review, and a central dashboard provides an overview of past and upcoming meetings.
Price: Free to $29 a month
Colibri.ai is a live transcription and AI-powered note-taking app that works with video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, Webex, and BlueJeans. It records and transcribes online calls in real-time and condenses them into searchable meeting notes. Colibri can also share live meeting transcripts directly to a Slack channel as you speak. Colibri is also equipped with conversation intelligence and sales coaching features that use AI to support sales teams in their tasks.
Price: Free to $50 a month
Jamie.ai is an AI assistant that generates meeting summaries. It operates across multiple meeting software platforms and produces summaries based on user preferences, even accommodating industry-specific terminology. After the creation of the summary, the audio data is deleted to protect user privacy. Jamie.ai supports over 15 languages.
Avoma is an AI meeting assistant and revenue intelligence tool designed to improve the efficiency of business meetings and calls. It records, transcribes, and summarizes meetings, using AI to identify key points and themes. Users can comment on transcripts and @mention team members, as well as create voice snippets and share moments from conversations with customers. It also provides a searchable database of meetings, helping users locate specific phrases or mentions. Avoma can be integrated with calendars, CRMs, conferencing tools, and dialers.
Price: Free to $79 per month