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Zoom brings video conferencing to IBM Watson

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Popular cloud-based video communication option Zoom video meeting technology has been embedded into IBM Watson Workspace Plus. This will bring the convenience and productivity of Zoom video meetings with a single click to the Workspace interface. This is the first collaboration solution of its kind built with Artificial Intelligence at its core, and IBM will embed and sell Zoom’s video communications service as the video component of Watson Workspace.

Zoom has worked with IBM to develop the ability for any Workspace Plus user to escalate their chats to Zoom video meetings with a single click to the Workspace interface. The first collaboration solution of its kind built with Artificial Intelligence at its core, Watson Workspace Plus is designed to reduce the noise around communication through natural language processing and machine learning, allowing teams to turn conversations into actions. This powerful collaboration platform is enhanced by Zoom’s video meetings, which boast instant, high-quality, reliable video, audio, and web conferencing.

By using Zoom with IBM Watson Workspace Plus, enterprise knowledge workers gain:

  • HD video conferencing and screen sharing with integrated audio
  • 1:1 to up to 200 video participants (several meeting capacity options available)
  • Cross-platform collaboration across mobile, desktop, and conference room devices via Zoom
  • Advanced collaboration features such as co-annotation, whiteboarding, and remote control

Watson Workspace Plus, featuring the Zoom SDK integration, will soon be available to IBM customers. To enable Zoom video in IBM Watson Workspace Plus, a customer’s account administrator must contact their IBM representative.

IBM Watson Workspace Plus gains video communication capabilities with Zoom.

“Zoom is focused on creating smarter, frictionless meetings for our customers,” said Oded Gal, head of product management for Zoom. “We’ve found a kindred spirit in IBM, with their focus on intelligent collaboration. The combination of our two services allows users to chat, meet, and collaborate with their teams faster and more effectively than ever before.”

“To create a full digital workplace for users, IBM and Zoom are joining efforts to simplify collaboration around the world,” said Bob Schultz, general manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions. “From having a quick text chat to engaging in a video conversation, Watson Workspace Plus capabilities allow everyday tasks to be consolidated into one platform so employees can focus on business priorities.”

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