Google has unveiled its vision for video conferencing's future

Google has unveiled its vision for video conferencing's future ...

With Project Starline''s delivery to Google offices and other locations in the United States, Google''s intention to alter the way we interact with videoconferencing software has just been taken to the next level.

Despite Metas'' growing success in the VR headset space, Google remains committed to holographic forms. Google claims that its magic window allows users to talk, gesture, and make eye contact with another person, both in life-size and in three dimensions.

The technology and hardware required for this can be quite expensive, including machine learning, computational vision, spatial audio, and light field display systems, although all these components together provide the most realistic representation to date.

Google Project Starline

Google believes that a rise in communication skills can help make meetings more efficient, saving companies time and therefore money. In its own research, it saw an average of 40% more hand gestures, 25% more head nods, and around 50% more eyebrow movements.

Following some requests from retail, media, and healthcare partners, the tech giant now hopes to deploy demos in other companies than its own. Its early access program will begin this year in Salesforce, WeWork, T-Mobile, and Hackensack Meridian Health offices as the future of video conferencing comes to an end.

Google sees its Starline booths expanding to customer-company connections and even sitting down for a coffee chat, although this technology is likely to last years until it becomes commonplace in workplaces.