Eye-tracking software could make video calls feel more lifelike

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Teaching over video calls can be challenging

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A system that tracks your eye movements could help make video calls truer to life.

Shlomo Dubnov at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), was frustrated by the inability to smoothly teach an online music class during the coronavirus pandemic. “With the online setting, we miss a lot of these little non-verbal body gestures and communications,” he says.

With Ross Greer, a colleague at UCSD, he developed a machine learning system that monitors a presenter’s eye movements to track who they are …

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