After years of wheel-spinning, Google is wildly attempting to contend in the video messaging space, where the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a blast sought after for video conferencing. Meet’s most recent feature is noise cancellation for video conferencing, which can remove a ton of the irritating background noises you would regularly experience in video calls.
The feature was initially reported in April, yet it is just beginning to turn out now and could take one more month to hit everybody’s account. Serge Lachapelle, G Suite’s director of product management, gave an interview to VentureBeat clarifying how the new feature functions.
“It is important to say that this project stands on the shoulders of giants,” Lachapelle told VentureBeat. “Speech recognition and enhancement have been heavily invested in at Google over the years, and much of this work has been reused.” Once you have AI that can detect speech, apparently you can also use that tech to detect things that are not speech and remove them from the audio.
“It works well on a door slamming,” Lachapelle said. “It works well on dogs barking; kids fighting, so-so. We’re taking a softer approach at first, or sometimes we’re not going to cancel everything because we don’t want to go overboard and start canceling things out that shouldn’t be canceled. Sometimes it’s good for you to hear that I’m taking a deep breath or those more natural noises. So this is going to be a project that’s going to go on for many years as we tune it to become better and better and better.”
So far Zoom has been the enormous victor in the pandemic video conferencing wars. The organization was all set with the leading video conference product toward the beginning of the pandemic and saw a 30x increment in use between December 2019 and April 2020. Notwithstanding Zoom supporting significantly a bigger number of members than the competition, Zoom has had a free plan for years, while Microsoft Teams just included free video conferencing a week ago, and Google Meet just opened up to non-G Suite clients in April. Presently the two organizations are scrambling to make up for a lost time to Zoom.
At present, Google is in the third spot. Before the finish of April—the organization said Meet had 100 million “daily meeting participants,” a metric that checks a single individual on various times for each meeting they take an interest in. Google released this metric daily before Meet turned out to be free for everybody, so these were all paying G Suite clients. Zoom has three times that numerous clients—the organization reported 300 million day by day meeting members in April—and Microsoft is beating Google, as well, having hit 200 million day by day meeting members on Microsoft Teams around the same time.
When the feature hits your account, it will be on by default, yet you can turn it off in the settings. For the present, the feature is just turning out to Web clients, with iOS and Android coming at some point later.