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Video conference user interfaces are limited to displaying each endpoint in a corresponding box. Participants can also use virtual backgrounds. However, current video conference applications do not provide a sense of shared space. This disclosure describes techniques to replace the disparate backgrounds of individual participants in a video conference with a consistent virtual background. The replacement can be performed while the video conference is in progress and provides a consistent visual appearance to all participants. The foreground portions can be segmented to arbitrary shapes and can be overlaid in a manner that provides an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. The virtual background can be user selected or can be generated automatically based on the topic of the video conference.

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