Holograms at Webex Meetings: Cisco CEO Says They Work to Use 3D Images in Their Video Calling Platform
Cisco is working so Webex can project holograms into your video calls. This has been assured by Chuck Robbins, CEO of the multinational telecommunications company, in an interview for the American television network CNBC.
Robbins explained that Cisco envision the world of work that will come after the pandemic as a hybrid environment in which there will be people sitting in meeting rooms and other people who will follow them from home. In their opinion, following these types of meetings remotely is “terrible”, which is why they have decided to work in a technology that offers a similar experience both to those who are in the office and to those who telework.
The Cisco CEO has reported that Webex developer teams are working to build next-generation technology that enables 3D images of video call attendees to be projected, and you think this option will be available in a few years. He has not given any further details.
A digital world closer to the physical
It is not the first time that Cisco has expressed its intention to bring its video calls closer to the physical world. A few weeks ago he added the option that Webex recognize certain gestures using artificial intelligence and transform them into emoticons. The goal, according to the company, was include non-verbal communication in video conferences to make them more like face-to-face meetings.
And the technology multinational is not the only one. Microsoft launched a few days ago a platform, Viva, with which he wanted to improve the well-being of teleworkers through the digital reproduction of some of the physical dynamics that take place in the office.
There are also several startups that have developed virtual spaces with video game aesthetics to reproduce the dynamics of physical offices. The creators of these initiatives assure that these platforms make the brain return to the routines to which it was accustomed, which helps you better organize tasks and increase your performance.