Holograms just aren’t dead celebrities already. In fact, it won’t be long before you’re participating in a virtual business meeting with live, 3D images of your colleagues.
This is the future Google is working on: The company says so extension of trials its Project Starline, 3D video call booths where you can chat with holographic versions of your friends, family or coworkers. after tests the booths in their offices over the past year, the company now intends to deploy them in the offices of some of its corporate partners, including Salesforce, WeWork, T-Mobile and Hackensack Meridian Health.
Google says it will start installing prototypes by the end of the year, and the technology is already so advanced that it makes it look like the person you’re talking to is in the room with you. the other side of the world.
It’s “a magical window where users can talk, gesture and make eye contact with another person, life-size and three-dimensional,” the company announced last week.
Google says the technology combines machine learning, computer vision, spatial audio and light field display systems. It relies on an array of high-resolution cameras and specialized depth sensors to capture a person’s image and movements with enough precision to recreate their 3D display for remote chatting.
Google has yet to reveal its final plans for the technology, including whether it plans to sell its 3D video stands to businesses, consumers, or both. In offices, cubicles could theoretically be useful for meetings with remote workers, job candidates, or corporate clients in other countries.
The project is a response to Starline growth hybrid work arrangementsGoogle notes that pandemic layoffs are increasingly giving companies the flexibility to split their time between working at home and at the office.
“As we build the future of hybrid work with our enterprise partners, we look forward to seeing how Project Starline can help employees build stronger relationships with each other, physicians build meaningful bonds with their patients, and salespeople build deeper relationships with their clients and customers. Customers,” the company said in a statement.
Other tech companies also offer products designed to help employees and employers work hybridly or fully remotely.
It’s Mark Zuckerberg and Meta big bet on metaverse role work in the future, partnership Creating virtual workplaces where meetings can be filled like cartoons with Zoom and Microsoft Teams, 3D digital avatars representing you and your colleagues. Bill Gates predicted within a few years, “most virtual encounters” could take place in the metaverse using these types of digital avatars.
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