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The platform will be able to detect when someone is in low light conditions and will, in response, artificially illuminate the transmission of these users, so that it is easier to see them.
In some cases, this system can even compensate for some of the webcams’ lack of image quality.
This feature has been part of Meet’s mobile apps since 2020, but in telecommuting, most people use the browser version of the program, so this update will have a more consequential impact than last year’s.
The system uses artificial intelligence to examine and detect light levels below the recommended level.
In video calls, the functionality will not be controlled by the call administrators, who are each responsible for deciding whether to keep it active or not. Google warns that, in some cases, technology can impact the speed of equipment.
The functionality must be available to all users within 15 days.