Nov 30, 2020

Microsoft files patent to record and score meetings on body language

Technology giant Microsoft has filed a patent for a system to monitor employees' body language and facial expressions during work meetings and give the events a "Quality score". A filing suggests it could be deployed in real-world meetings or online virtual get-togethers. The amount of time each participant spent contributing to the meeting. The patent also suggests the technology could be used to identify problems that can make meetings ineffectual. "Many organisations are plagued by overly long, poorly attended, and recurring meetings that could be modified and/or avoided if more information regarding meeting quality was available," the patent says.

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