Nvidia’s new streaming tech deep fakes your face to save on bandwidth

There are plenty of ways you can improve the quality of your video calls, but adding fancy microphones and elaborate lighting setups can only help so much. NVIDIA, which makes graphics processing units (GPUs), recently released a new platform called Maxine that offers some AI-powered upgrades to your video calls, some of which straddle the line between creepy and amazing.



graphical user interface, website: The platform offers a variety of video calling enhancements beyond the bandwidth savings.


© Provided by Popular Science
The platform offers a variety of video calling enhancements beyond the bandwidth savings.

Maxine processes data in the cloud rather than on consumer devices, so if a streaming platform has it enabled, users can get the benefit of the advanced features without the need for a computer or smartphone powerful enough to handle the computing. From a very basic standpoint, this kind of off-device computing is the same idea that allows apps like Google Stadia to stream high-end PC gameplay in real time to smartphones.

Read More