It seems like AI (Artificial Intelligence) never ceases to amaze us every time it brings new features to the market. One of the hottest additions to developments of AI: the eye contact effect.
If you are having a hard time keeping your eyes glued on the camera while live streaming, recording a school project, or shooting an online content, you can now worry less with this new NVIDIA Broadcast update.
On January 12 2023, NVIDIA, a technology company known for designing and manufacturing GPUs (graphics processing units), has revealed the newest NVIDIA Broadcast version 1.4 update.
“Our tool for livestreaming and video conferencing that turns your room into a home studio — is updating today with two exciting effects, Eye Contact and Vignette, drastic enhancements to Virtual Background and more,” the announcement reads.
The first mentioned feature makes use of new technology to stimulate eye contact and make it appear as if users are making direct eye contact with the camera even when they are not. Since millions of different eye colors need to be taken into account during development, the new function is still in the beta testing phase and is still accepting feedback from users.
According to NVIDIA, the feature is ideal for “content creators” who wish to film themselves while reading notes or a script, or who wish to avoid staring straight into the camera and “video conference presenters” who wants to improve audience engagement by looking into the eyes of the people they are speaking with.
Although it appears to be a useful tool, people on the internet seem to have different thoughts about it.
Some think positively of the new feature and see it as a cool and necessary AI tool:
This is awesome. https://t.co/f2VjCMQGqC
— TeslaHowie the $tsla🐂 in Washington (@hwfeinstein) January 22, 2023
Online meetings will certainly be improved! https://t.co/7eCi4tKfDX
— Innovation Lab (@innolabfribourg) January 30, 2023
Game changer! These tech interviews are going to be a cake walk now with this. Now you can have your notes up on another screen and look them over while on a Zoom interview lol #worksmarternotharder https://t.co/lOLz2GZIpI
— jganer (@jganer2) January 30, 2023
This is the AI cheat code I need for this video I'm making now. I can't cram all this script bro! https://t.co/eQHNyRFgAA
— Oràkwé (@orakwejohn) January 27, 2023
7. Eye contact with the camera.
Connect eye to eye with this Nvidia AI
Gives you great confidence with videos and zoom calls. https://t.co/2sjtkfCzdz
— Barsee 🐶 (@heyBarsee) January 29, 2023
This is super useful for content creators specially for youtuber who's reading scripts while recording.
Utilize AI in your work flow, start this year! https://t.co/FVr5EhrqWO
— Artoshi Hinata (@artoshi_ai) January 24, 2023
However, there are some who find it ‘unsettling’ and ‘creepy’ as it looks so unbelievably unrealistic.
This creeps the shit out of me https://t.co/D1JKeCiajl
— 🄲🄰🄽 (@cancheng) January 23, 2023
people are not ready for how much AI based tools are going to change the fabric of reality as we understand it, things are going to get very very weird decades before any serious form of 'sentient' AI emergeshttps://t.co/54CXLD7lNC
— HowIsEmpireBabbyFormed (@FluorescentGrey) January 23, 2023
This does feel like an interesting feature that I sorta get would totally avoid.
Feels mega "not comfy" to stare at. https://t.co/PcqO2IQb6X
— sigmoid.social/web/@Adverb (@advadnoun) January 22, 2023
— Edgar Allan Bitch (Saf) – Divine Marshmallow (@edgar_a_bitch) January 22, 2023
THIS IS SCARY LMAO https://t.co/IoM55j1zST
— Bento (@Bentobutsad) January 26, 2023
— six minute tattoo (@regiscake) January 22, 2023
I hate it. So much. https://t.co/4H0eSbIHK2
— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) January 22, 2023
This is not the first time that eye contact has been ‘faked’ on an app. Back in 2019, Apple also introduced the same feature in the iOS app, Facetime, which can be utilized during video calls. Just like NVIDIA, it also got negative feedback from some users.
Is the ‘eye contact’ feature really helpful and necessary? What do you think of this newest AI effect?
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