Samsung patent suggests video chatting with AR Emoji — The Verge

The pat­ent states, “Exist­ing video com­mu­nic­a­tion sys­tems typ­ic­ally require high band­width and are inher­ently high latency as entire image sequences need to be gen­er­ated and com­pressed before trans­mit­ting the sig­nal to the anoth­er device.” It also states that people usu­ally can’t make eye con­tact while video chat­ting because the cam­era isn’t moun­ted dir­ectly in a screen.

It adds, “A need exists for a visu­al com­mu­nic­a­tion sys­tem cap­able of dis­play­ing the user’s actu­al like­ness, facial expres­sions, and motion in real time, while redu­cing band­width.” Cur­rently, AR Emoji help you cre­ate an avatar based on a photo of your­self, which you can then send as images and GIFs, but it can’t be used to video chat. If this pat­ent is used to apply to AR Emoji, people could be look­ing at avatars through video chat instead of at each oth­er dir­ectly.


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