Thiruvananthapuram: Microsoft has introduced a new ‘voice clarity’ feature utilising artificial intelligence technology to enhance the video calling experience on Windows 11. Originally exclusive to Surface devices (lap top), this feature is now accessible to all users and has been unveiled in the latest Canary build for Windows 11.
The ‘Voice Clarity’ feature, driven by advanced AI models, works in real time to break background noise, minimize reverberation, and eliminate echoes during video calls. Microsoft, in a blog post, explained, ” ‘Voice Clarity’ is a feature that enhances your audio experience on Windows with state-of-the-art AI technology. Powered by low-complexity AI models, ‘Voice Clarity’ cancels echo, suppresses background noise, and reduces reverberation in real-time.”
The feature is automatically activated and can be utilised by applications utilising Communications Signal Processing Mode, such as phone links and WhatsApp. Microsoft emphasised that no additional hardware is necessary, as ‘Voice Clarity’ is supported on x64 and Arm64 CPUs.
While the primary benefit is improved online meetings, Microsoft notes that the ‘Voice Clarity’ feature will also enhance the audio experience for PC games utilising communications signal processing mode for online communication.
The Canary Build of Windows 11 introduces several other features, including the ability for users to access their most recent photos and screenshots from their Android devices in the Snipping Tool on Windows 11. Users will receive notifications on their PC when a new photo or screenshot is captured on their Android phone once this feature is enabled. Additionally, the latest build starts adding support for the USB 80Gbps standard on select devices running on Intel Core 14th Gen HX-series mobile processors, like the Razer Blade 18.