Seeing each other in times of Covid-19

Posted by Peter Rudin on 1. May 2020 in News

Markus Gross, Professor of Computer Science and the director of the Computer Graphics Laboratory at ETH Zurich, is convinced that there are better technologies available than today’s video conference systems.

Many commercial products are already on the market. However, these are more an improved version of existing telepresence tools than a real technological breakthrough that would change our lives for the better.

The pandemic has made teleconferencing tools an irrevocable part of our professional and personal lives, and we need fast and usable solutions.

For a foretaste of what will come, look at Microsoft’s Room2Room project and its holoportation platform, or the digital avatars from Facebook Reality Labs.

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