Systems and methods of assisting a user newly added to a communication thread are disclosed. The system includes one or more users connected through a server in a network. The system further includes various machine learning models running on the server to summarize a conversation and to identify user-specific content. The method includes providing a customized summary to the newly added user with previous discussion points, other users involved, action items assigned, attachments added, etc. in the form of an easily readable short snippet of text. The method may also include suggesting adding one or more other users to the conversation at a specific time. The disclosed system and method could result in conversations in the virtual world becoming more like real world conversations by reducing the entry barrier for a new user to a pre-existing conversation.
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Carbune, Victor; Feuz, Sandro; and Deselaers, Thomas, "Summarizing Existing Conversation For Newly Added Participants In Online Communication", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 13, 2017)