Summarize meetings and more: Zoom AI Companion

Students use Zoom in a classroom.

Published January 4, 2024

Need help with meeting minutes? Zoom AI Companion allows for easy meeting and chat summaries and collaborative brainstorming.  

To get the latest features, like AI Companion, and for optimal security, Zoom requires updating the app every three months. 

Make sure to update your Zoom app to version 5.14.2 or higher by February 3rd to continue using it and to use the AI Companion. Faculty and staff: your IT support will update Zoom on your UB-owned devices.


A headshot of Mike Canfield.

Michael Canfield joined UB in January 2023 as an IT Communications Specialist for UBIT. A former newspaper reporter with a background in higher ed communication, Michael is also a volunteer firefighter. When he’s not writing or learning about all things UBIT, Michael likes to spend time with his wife and two English bulldogs. 

Text summaries and real-time assistance

Available to all UB students, faculty, and staff, one of the standout features of Zoom AI Companion is its ability to provide text summaries of meetings and chats. The feature offers a detailed overview of key points discussed without the need for meticulous notetaking. 

Additionally, Zoom AI Companion allows you to privately ask questions about the ongoing meeting in real-time. For instance, you can ask if your name was mentioned, or what the action items in the meeting are. Simply engage with the AI Companion to get the information you need discreetly. 

Whiteboard content creation

Another aspect of the Zoom AI Companion is its capability to assist with whiteboard content based on existing content or prompts you enter when creating a whiteboard. Share your whiteboard with colleagues to facilitate collaborative brainstorming and idea generation, making virtual meetings more interactive.

Easy control

Zoom AI Companion can be easily turned on or off according to your preferences.  


Zoom AI Companion prioritizes privacy by not using audio, video, chat, screen sharing, or any other communication content to train AI models.  

Need more help?

If you need help with Zoom AI Companion or other technology at UB, contact the UBIT Help Center online or call (716) 645-3542.