July 3, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google is adding better lighting to Google Meet with AI capabilities. 
  • It will also enhance videos if you’re using an old web cam, or if you’ve got bad WiFi.
  • More security features are also coming to Slides, Docs, and Sheets. 

If you’ve ever wished you had better lighting during a meeting, you’re now going to get it. At Google I/O, Google Meet is going to soon have ‘portrait light,’ a new feature that is going to brighten up your meetings. 

Google says that the feature “uses machine learning to simulate studio-quality lighting in your video feed, and you can even adjust the lighting position and brightness.”

This is similar to portrait lighting features found on some of the best Android phones and is just one of the examples that Google says it uses AI to make users have a better experience using its products.

(Image credit: Google)

“Over the last two years, many of us have gone through various versions of what the office looks like, and these changes have been a significant motivation behind some of our recent updates to Google Workplace,” the company writes in a blog post.