Skype background blur mode helps hide your dirty laundry in video calls

Skype background blur made possible with AI

The popular video calling service has introduced a new background blur feature which intelligently obscures the backdrop while leaving the subject in sharp focus, creating a similar bokeh effect to that found in phone camera portrait modes. Microsoft says the feature uses AI trained in human form detection to keep the callers in focus and to specifically to detect things like your hair, hands and arms. All you have to do is hit the 'Video" icon lying adjacent to 'Speaker' (left) and 'Call' (right) icon and toggle the "Blur my background' switch.

Yes some AI based facial recognition processing in the background while that image background gets its blur! While Microsoft is making it available on the latest version of Skype for desktop and laptops, the feature is still somewhat experimental. Now a great thanks to the latest Background blur feature which will ease out some load from individuals working from home or a busy cafe. Worry not, as Skype has introduced a new feature that can save you from the embarrassment.

Skype Background Blur is available for both, Desktops and Mobiles.

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Picture this: You are ready to appear for an important Skype interview with a prospective client when you realize that you have forgotten to do your cleaning chores around the house! The feature can also be set as the default for all of your video calls through Skype's settings. In its post announcing the feature, Microsoft cautions users against an over-reliance on background blur - in other words, it doesn't have a guaranteed 100 percent success rate. Skype Users Will Now Be Able To Make Calls With Amazon Alexa in India.

Microsoft brought background blurring to Microsoft Teams past year, promising that it would end up on Skype soon after. But in case you want all the focus on yourself and not on the mess behind you, you now have that option.

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