Artificial Eye-Contact Helps to (Dis)Connect the World.
The eyes have long been considered the "window to the soul," a reflection of one's innermost thoughts and emotions. But with the advent of AI technology to enhance our digital lives, that window may soon be shut. NVIDIA's Eye Contact is a new AI-powered tool that uses deep learning to make it appear as if you are making eye contact with the camera, even when you are not.
This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate and interact with each other, both online and in person. Imagine being able to hold a virtual meeting with colleagues or friends and feeling as though you are truly looking at them, even though you may be miles apart. It could also be used to make virtual reality experiences even more realistic and immersive. From video conferencing to script reading, we never have to worry about looking off-camera again.
But as with any technological advancement, there are also potential downsides to consider. For example, Eye Contact could be used to manipulate or deceive others, making it even harder to tell if someone is being genuine or not. It could also make it easier for people to hide their true feelings, making it more difficult for others to read them.
This technology raises large philosophical questions about the nature of human interaction and communication. Are we becoming more isolated and disconnected from one another, even as we become more connected through technology? Is the ability to make "eye contact" through technology a suitable replacement for real human connection? As we continue to evolve as a species, it's important to consider not only the potential benefits but also the potential consequences of new technologies like Eye Contact. It's up to us to decide how we use them and how we allow them to shape our society.
Eye Contact by NVIDIA is a great step forward in terms of technology, but it also has the potential to alter how we interact with each other. It will be interesting to see how humanity adapts to this new technology in the future.
My personal belief is that the technology is fine, but the recipients should be aware when it's turned-on, or activated. This falls under the belief that "education" and "transparency" is essential as we evolve to become a more synthetic society.
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