As a remote employee, you're probably knee-deep in meetings. And we all know that sifting through meeting notes to get the gist and turning them into actionable steps is a drag. Sure, you have the entire meeting transcript, but who's got time to wade through all that verbiage? Luckily, ChatGPT is here to save the day!
Here's an experiment on how to use ChatGPT for meetings. We summarized a 30-minute meeting to see the accuracy and challenges. To know the final results, keep reading.
What is OpenAI GPT3 and ChatGPT?
OpenAI is the talk of the town, especially for remote professionals and content creators. People are freaking out about its mind-boggling AI language model - GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3), and now, GPT4.
With its 175 billion parameters, GPT-3 is one of the biggest language models out there. It can process tons of information effortlessly to create high-quality, eerily human-like text.
Read more about GPT3.
ChatGPT is an advanced language model built on the GPT-3 architecture. It is optimized explicitly for text-based interactions, making it an effective tool for summarizing meetings, generating chatbot responses, and more.
While GPT-3 is a multi-talented model that can handle everything from translating languages to composing music, ChatGPT focuses on generating chatty and natural-sounding responses.
How to use ChatGPT to generate meeting summaries
On the face of it, generating meeting summaries with ChatGPT is pretty simple.
- Download your meeting transcript and copy it.
- Open ChatGPT, and before pasting the transcript on ChatGPT, type "Summarize this meeting transcript."
- Press Enter
- Wait for a few seconds as the AI summarizes everything.
However, there's a catch. ChatGPT can only summarize short texts. It failed to summarize this meeting transcript, which was 3468 words and 18644 characters (with spaces).
A workaround is pasting transcription in sections and summarizing the meeting notes. That worked well, and it was accurate. But the entire process is time-consuming if you have hours of meeting transcripts. In other words, it's a basic way of summarizing a meeting.
But suppose you want to get more done from your meetings. After all, the purpose of a meeting is to transform discussions into concrete actions, right? In that case, you need advanced functionalities and collaboration features, such as searching for specific information, reviewing meetings in minutes, and identifying action items.
Presenting the best way to use ChatGPT for meetings: Fireflies AskFred.
Fireflies AskFred—The ChatGPT for meetings
Imagine having a smart assistant who listens to your meetings and helps you with everything you need. That’s what Fireflies does with AskFred—a ChatGPT-like chatbot that answers all your meeting-related questions by having a conversation . All you have to do is talk to AskFred like you would talk to your assistant.
AskFred eliminates the need to manually feed your meeting transcription to ChatGPT just to ask questions about it. It has no character limit, and you can even use it to summarize the key points, create tasks, generate content, and more.
For example, suppose you just met with your team regarding a new marketing and GTM strategy for your product. Here’s what you potentially can ask AskFred:
- What were the key points regarding the new marketing strategy?
- How did the team react to the new marketing strategy?
- What are the deadlines for Sarah’s action items?
- What are the main challenges that Jake anticipates for the product launch?
- According to Paul, how can we improve our GTM strategy?
AskFred will answer all your questions, just like ChatGPT.
In addition to ChatGPT for meetings, Fireflies AI notetaker records, transcribes, and summarizes your meetings. It can also analyze your conversations and create searchable transcripts of the meetings with time stamps and speaker names.
How to use Fireflies in your next meeting
Getting started with Fireflies is easy. Sign up using your Google or Outlook calendar or download the Fireflies Chrome extension.
Set up your account's auto-join and recap settings.
Based on these settings, Fireflies AI notetaker will join your meetings and record and transcribe your meetings.
After your meeting, you can find your meeting summaries and transcription in your Fireflies Notebook.
Once you click on the meeting you want to review, you'll land on your meeting notepad.
You'll see Smart Search filters like sentiment filters, speakers, AI filters, and topic trackers. These filters let you review meetings and pull up information in minutes.
Next to it, in the middle column, is the meeting summary powered by AI. Consider this an abridged version of your transcript. Fireflies reviews your transcript and creates summaries, so you don't have to sift through the meeting notes.
On the right side, you can find the entire transcript. You can click on it to play the meeting recording.
The future of AI and meetings
Hold on to your hats, folks, because AI technology is evolving faster than you can say "virtual meeting!" And with advancements like the automatic meeting summaries and ChatGPT-like features in Fireflies, online meetings are about to become much more efficient and enjoyable!
Say goodbye to boring, unproductive meetings and hello to a new world of technologically-enhanced collaboration!