With the rise in popularity of video conferencing, so has the demand increased for real-time video effects. With the help of this Raspberry Pi project from Freedom Tech; you can replace the background of your video feed with any color or custom image you want. The project uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically change the background; by detecting where the edges are of the person in the frame.
While this technology isn’t exactly new and can be replicated locally on many PCs using software, this is the first time we’ve come across someone using a Raspberry Pi to automatically filter out the background image. Freedom Tech is using a few familiar tools to pull off the project including both OpenCV and Python.