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Don't roll your eyes at the Surface Pro X's new Eye Contact feature

Windows Central 2020-08-17 16:48:30

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft is rolling out its Eye Contact feature to the Surface Pro X. The feature uses artificial intelligence to make it appear as if you're looking straight at your camera, even when you're looking at your screen. The feature has been in testing for close to a month and is now generally available as part of the Surface Pro X's August 14 firmware update.

"Powered by artificial intelligence capabilities of the Microsoft SQ1 processor, Eye Contact helps to adjust your gaze on video calls so you appear to be looking directly in the camera on your Surface Pro X," Microsoft said in a blog post when it announced the feature during its testing.

The feature does not appear to be limited to any specific app, instead working through your front camera wherever you use it. Microsoft pointed out during its testing that the feature does not work while the Surface Pro X is in landscape orientation.

The Eye Contact feature utilizes the Microsoft SQ1 processor that's inside the Surface Pro X, so it might not ship to other PCs any time soon or at all. The Surface Pro X is one of the best Windows laptops that we've reviewed recently, and its latest feature helps you connect to people a bit easier whether you're at home or on the go.