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I talk a lot about AI in my articles, and most people think about AI as creating content: written copy, images, or even software code. But this is an AI that does something completely different.

Imagine you’re on a video call, perfectly poised, your words are flowing, but something feels off—your gaze. Instead of looking into the eyes of your audience, you’re staring at your screen, reading cues or notes. This is where FaceStream’s AIContact shines, transforming your digital presence by making you appear as though you’re looking directly into the camera, thus engaging directly with your audience.

Why is Eye Contact in Video Calls So Challenging?

During video calls, most of us naturally look at the screen to see the other participants instead of the camera. This is due to our instinct to seek visual feedback from the expressions and reactions of others, which helps in gauging their responses and adjusting our own accordingly. The problem is, while we see them, we don’t “look” at them from their perspective, which can make the interaction feel less personal and connected. If we are giving a presentation, this becomes even more of a problem is we are looking at or trying to read our notes. Whether you are a professional presenter, a meeting participant for remote company meetings, or even on a dating app, not looking at the camera is a major problem for most of us participating in digital calls. Until someone places a camera in the middle of the screen, we need a different solution.

FaceStream AIContact: The Game Changer

AIContact by FaceStream tackles this very issue head-on. With advanced technology that subtly adjusts your on-screen gaze, it creates the illusion of direct eye contact, making conversations through screens feel more natural and engaged. Whether it’s a business meeting, a virtual classroom setting, or a casual chat, AIContact enhances your presence by making you appear more attentive, confident, and trustworthy.

How Does AIContact Stand Out?

While there are other technologies like Nvidia Maxine, which also adjusts the user’s gaze using AI, it requires specific hardware (Nvidia GPUs) to function optimally (and therefore is not budget friendly). AIcontact on the other hand is only $3.25 per month. Another competitor, 4tiitoo.com’s NUIA Full Focus, focuses more on gaze interaction by controlling the cursor with eye movement.

FaceStream AIContact focuses purely on enhancing eye contact during video communication and does not change your gaze. It is designed to be user-friendly, requiring minimal setup and seamlessly integrating with popular video conferencing platforms. AIcontact 2.0 has been released for Windows platforms and works with Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. It is in the approval process for Apple products.

Let’s see it in Action

Here is the result of my early testing of AIcontact.ai. You will notice that just like any AI technology, it is not perfect. But see for yourself if this is better or worse than looking around the screen.

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Now you might be wondering, how easy is it to set up and use? I created another short video to show you exactly how.

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A couple of corrections to the videos: The url for AIcontact is aicontact.ai (not .com). The Record option is not used for any sort of baseline – it just records a small video to your computer so you can see the results of your settings.

FaceStream AIContact sets itself apart by offering a straightforward solution to one of the most common yet overlooked challenges of video communication. You can use it in either live video calls like Zoom, or on pre-recorded videos.If you like what you see and you want to give it a try, let me know as I get a referral bonus when you mention my name!

By enhancing how you make eye contact, AIContact significantly improves the quality of interactions in any virtual setting, making it a vital tool for anyone looking to make a better impression in the digital space. This focus on a fundamental aspect of human connection could be just what we need to bridge the gap between virtual and personal communication.