At its hybrid work event today, Microsoft highlighted a number of key AI-powered features coming to Windows 11 in order to make online meetings easier and more "human". Among these were Voice Clarity, Automatic Framing, Portrait Background Blur, and Eye Contact. These are all dependent upon the capabilities of your hardware so won't be available across all devices. However, for now, Microsoft has revealed some more details about Voice Clarity.
Voice Clarity will be coming to the Surface Laptop Studio this month. Microsoft has described it as a "meaningful step forward" to interactive audio experiences. This will be done through elimination of echoes, duplex conversations where you are clearly heard even when others are talking, suppression of distracting background noise, and high-bandwidth voice capture that will make it sound like you're in an in-person meeting even if you're walking around.
Microsoft has highlighted that all of this will be done through the Surface Laptop Studio's mics and will not require extra hardware. The firm has emphasized that this is all being made possible through AI and the multiple mics present on the machine.
The Surface Laptop Studio will get Voice Clarity via a Windows Update later this month. The capability will be coming to select "future" Surface devices in a staggered manner, but Microsoft hasn't committed to delivering the feature across all Windows PCs.