Let’s face it, video conferencing hasn’t changed much over the years, aside from letting more people chat simultaneously. Google’s all-new Project Starline, unveiled at their I/O 2021 developer conference today, aims to take things to the next level. Simply put, this technology combines advances in hardware and software to allow friends, families and coworkers to feel together, even if they are countries apart.
The Google team utilized computer vision, machine learning, spatial audio and real-time compression to create an innovative light field display system that generates a hologram-like image that does not require additional glasses or headsets to see. It gives off the effect of a person actually sitting just across from you, like they are right there.
- 9th Generation Intel Core i5-9300H Processor (Up to 4.1 GHz)
- 15.6 inches Full HD Widescreen IPS LED-backlit display; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
- 8GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory; 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD (2 x PCIe M.2 slots - 1 slot open for easy upgrades) and 1 - Available hard drive bay
To start that journey, we’ve spent thousands of hours testing Project Starline within Google as we connected colleagues between the Bay Area, New York and Seattle. We’ve also been conducting demos with select enterprise partners in areas like healthcare and media to get early feedback on the technology and its applications. We’re planning trial deployments with enterprise partners later this year,” said Google.