Zoom launches AI-based ‘Intelligent Director’

The video-conferencing platform further mentioned that remote participants can now have face-to-face conversations with each Zoom Rooms participant, allowing in-room participants to be seen and heard.

New Delhi: Zoom Video Communications on Wednesday announced the launch of the artificial intelligence (AI)-based ‘Intelligent Director’ for Zoom Rooms.

For hybrid meetings with a Zoom Room, Intelligent Director uses AI and multiple cameras to provide the best image and angle of participants in the room so remote participants can see each person clearly, even in large conference rooms, the company said in a statement. 

“Even with some employees in the office, often times other team members are dispersed, so meeting equity and inclusion become more important than ever. Intelligent Director is the solution that can bring employees together, regardless of location, so they can truly connect face-to-face,” said Smita Hashim, Chief Product Officer at Zoom.

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The new Intelligent Director is specifically designed for medium- to larger-sized rooms and also helps to avoid the “bowling alley effect”.

Moreover, it can individually frame up to 16 participants in a Zoom Room using multiple cameras, choosing the best video stream via a Zoom-designed AI, and send that stream to the gallery view of the meeting.

“An evolution of Zoom’s Smart Gallery feature, which uses a single camera and AI to give each person in a small to medium-sized room their own space in a Zoom Meeting, Intelligent Director takes this same technology to the next level for larger conference rooms,” the company said.

Intelligent Director’s multi-camera configuration and use of video AI technology provide meeting equity to everyone in the room, selecting the best view of each person, even if they move around or turn their heads.

The video-conferencing platform further mentioned that remote participants can now have face-to-face conversations with each Zoom Rooms participant, allowing in-room participants to be seen and heard.

“Intelligent Director is made possible through the support of Zoom’s hardware partner ecosystem,” it added.

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