Google’s Project Starline Wants to Make Video Chatting 3D

Most of us have imagined the future when we can see holographic images of people in three dimensions. You know where you press a button and your loved one arrives in your living room? At Google I / O 2021, we realized that the dream of seeing the models of our loved ones in person may be closer than we think. Google’s Project Starline is working to make it possible for you to see a life-size 3D model of your family member or friend while communicating with them, so enhancing personal interaction and when talking to someone face-to-face Mimics the experience you get.

To use Project Starline, users sit at a desk that looks almost like a vanity, as it is surrounded by lights and has a mirror-like window facing the user. As users and guests chat back and forth, the person on the opposite end feels like they are actually sitting at the table. However, it is actually a virtual representation created by illumination and compressed data. Google Project describes the experience you get when using Starline as if you are “looking through a kind of magical window, and through that window, you see another person, life-size, and in three dimensions. You can talk naturally, gesture and make eye contact. “

The reason for making such a life-like model so difficult is that it requires a lot of data, computing power, camera progress, and accuracy. Google is using research in areas such as machine learning, real-time compression and spatial audio to make this possible. The search giant has also developed a light field system that allows you to see volume and depth in an image without the need for any other enhancement equipment such as glasses or headsets.

At this time, you cannot buy a device that uses technology, as it is only available in a few Google offices and requires custom equipment. However, over time, Google wants to make it more affordable for the general public. We will keep an eye on Project Starline technology, and we will keep you posted on any new developments in the future. For now, we’ll just have to keep video chatting, but we’re excited to see what Project Starline is all about.

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