Meta recently demonstrated their latest ambitious offering, in which codec scans will create detailed facial animations in real time for virtual avatars. This could have a significant impact on the way people do business, particularly in virtual meetings.
The rationale behind this technology is that it will enhance the level of engagement in virtual meetings.The idea is to capture and transmit facial expressions and body language in a way that would make it easier to express and read emotions nonverbally. In theory, participants would be able to have more nuanced and meaningful interactions during virtual meetings. Also, the information could be used to make real-time adjustments to the meeting to keep participants engaged.
It’s important to note that while there are potential benefits to using facial scanning in meetings, there are also privacy and ethical considerations to take into account. Identity theft is another concern, given the current issues with Deep Fakes (see my previous post on that).
What would be on your wishlist for virtual meeting innovations? What would make them more appealing or enjoyable to you?