Otter Surpasses 1 Billion Meetings Transcribed and Launches OtterPilot: The Smart AI Meeting Assistant to Eliminate Note-taking and Automate Meeting Summaries

OtterPilot Slide Capture (Graphic: Business Wire)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--() is launching OtterPilot, the smart AI meeting assistant that automates meetings from start to finish to help professionals and teams save time and increase meeting productivity. OtterPilot uses AI to automate the entire meeting process with automated live notes (auto-join and auto-share), automated slide capture, and automated summaries. The launch comes at a significant milestone for the company, with millions of professionals trusting Otter for their meeting notes, Otter has reached the milestone of transcribing over 1 billion meetings.

In Otter’s recent report on the cost of unnecessary meetings, it became clear that professionals and organizations are experiencing an overload of meetings, costing employers millions of dollars and zapping employee morale and productivity.

Now there is an easy way to collaborate and increase meeting productivity by leveraging the power of an AI assistant to transcribe and summarize meeting takeaways automatically, so not everyone needs to attend every meeting, and those that do can engage without distractions of note-taking. OtterPilot doesn’t just reduce the need to attend every meeting, it also enhances the ones you do attend by saving you time during the meeting and afterwards. OtterPilot eliminates the need to take manual notes during the meeting and sends out a meeting summary that includes images of the meeting slides.

“AI is helping us in every aspect of our life. Every day when I drive to work, I am helped and inspired by advancements in Tesla’s Autopilot system,” says Sam Liang, co-founder and CEO of “Similarly, we’ve seen the huge improvements in Otter’s AI capabilities, and now our OtterPilot promises to eliminate note-taking, save time, and improve meeting productivity for our user’s next billion meetings.”

When professionals and teams put their meetings on OtterPilot, this is what it looks like:

Automated Meeting Notes

Otter leverages its proprietary AI to write meeting notes in real time and share them with everyone so they can collaborate during meetings. When connected to a user’s Microsoft or Google calendar, Otter can automatically join virtual meetings. Meeting attendees can view the live transcript, add comments, highlight key points, and even assign action items during the meeting. All of these takeaways are stored alongside the meeting notes for easy recall. Otter can automatically share the Otter notes with those invited to the meeting and/or to a specific group. Why should everyone have to attend every meeting to get the meeting information?

Automated Slide Capture

Now with OtterPilot, users can automatically capture images of slides shared during virtual meetings. Whenever a slide presentation or visual is shared in a virtual meeting, Otter automatically captures it and inserts it into the meeting notes. This way, individuals and teams can easily search for and recall important slides along with the transcript to remember what was shared.

Automated Summary

Save time with Otter’s automated meeting summary - an AI-generated summarization of the key meeting topics. After each meeting, Otter will automatically send a summary to those invited to the meeting and/or directly to an Otter group. Automated summaries are shared via email, with hyperlinks to key moments and slide captures of the meeting.

OtterPilot features will roll out to users on all plans over the coming days.

Want to join millions of professionals and organizations and put your meetings on OtterPilot so you can save time and improve team collaboration? Give OtterPilot a try for free here.

And, if you want to bring Otter to your company, now’s the time. Contact our sales team here to learn more.


With over 1B meetings transcribed, is the world’s leading tool for meeting transcription, summarization, and collaboration. Using artificial intelligence, Otter generates real-time automated meeting notes, summaries, and other insights from in-person and virtual meetings - turning meetings into accessible, collaborative, and actionable data that can be shared across teams and organizations. The company is backed by early investors in Google, DeepMind, Zoom, and Tesla.


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