Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has a vision for the future of work: sending your AI-powered digital twin to attend meetings on your behalf. In an interview with The Verge’s Nilay Patel published Monday, Yuan shared his plans for Zoom to become an “AI-first company,” using AI to automate tasks and reduce the need for human involvement in day-to-day work. LLMs are large language models-text-predicting AI models that power AI assistants like ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot.

Source: Zoom CEO envisions AI deepfakes attending meetings in your place

This is a very questionable idea.


“I’m not a fan of that idea where people build LLM systems that attempt to simulate individuals,” wrote AI researcher Simon Willison recently on X, independently of the news from Yuan. “The idea that an LLM can usefully predict a response from an individual seems so obviously wrong to me. It’s equivalent to getting business advice from a talented impersonator/improv artist: Just because they can ‘sound like’ someone doesn’t mean they can provide genuinely useful insight.”