Skype Gets Background Blur for Video Calls

Skype Gets Background Blur for Video Calls

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Microsoft has announced a new Background Blur feature for Skype video calls.

We’ve all had those moments: You’re about to video call your parents and your laundry is all over the place, or you’re about to have a meeting with a potential investor and your business plan is on a whiteboard behind you, or you’re being interviewed on live television and your adorable child comes marching into the room. There are plenty of life’s moments that can get in the way of you being the focus in every video call—and that’s why we’re introducing background blur in Skype video calls.

Background Blur uses artificial intelligence (AI) trained in human form detection to keep you in focus during your call. It is able to detect your face, hair, hands, and arms, keeping them in focus while subtly blurring the background.

The feature is currently available on most desktops and laptops with the latest version of Skype. No word yet on whether it will be extended to mobile.

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Skype Gets Background Blur for Video Calls