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Intel buys Movidius to build the future of computer vision

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Intel is making it extra-clear that computer vision hardware will play a big role in its beyond-the-PC strategy. The computing behemoth has just acquired Movidius, a specialist in AI and computer vision processors. It sees Movidius as a way to get high-speed, low-power chips that can power RealSense cameras in devices that need to see and understand the world around them. Movidius has already provided the brains behind gadgets like drones and thermal cameras, many of which are a logical fit for Intel's depth-sensing tech -- and its deals with Google and Lenovo give nothing to sneeze at, either.


Intel buys Movidius to build the future of computer vision

Engadget

Intel is making it extra-clear that computer vision hardware will play a big role in its beyond-the-PC strategy. The computing behemoth has just acquired Movidius, a specialist in AI and computer vision processors. It sees Movidius as a way to get high-speed, low-power chips that can power RealSense cameras in devices that need to see and understand the world around them. Movidius has already provided the brains behind gadgets like drones and thermal cameras, many of which are a logical fit for Intel's depth-sensing tech -- and its deals with Google and Lenovo give nothing to sneeze at, either. However, it shows that Intel is increasingly determined to find new avenues to explore now that it can't count on large jumps in processor performance to maintain the bottom line.


Intel's Future Lies With Artificial Intelligence

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Intel's (INTC) journey towards tomorrow rests on the belief that the "making of the future starts with a focus on AI." The revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) technology is fast seeping into everything around us, be it things as simple as tagging photos, to more advanced decision-making in medicine or autonomous vehicles. AI is the way forward, and here's how Intel is building on that. With the intent to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices, Intel embarked on a new journey in 2016, following restructuring plans by Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel. Since then, Intel's commitment to artificial intelligence has been reflected in its investment and acquisition decisions, research and development initiatives, patent profile, and product and platform launches.


Intel 500 drone light show

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For 2017 we set a new challenge: 500 drones. Well known and up-and-coming innovators, makers and experts inside Intel and from across the industry help us explore how technologies are conceived, how they work and how we can use them in our everyday lives. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first computer microprocessor in 1971. This decade, our mission is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.


Intel just unveiled its most powerful laptop chip yet with new Core i9

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Intel has unveiled what it says is its most powerful processor built for laptops. The chip giant says the new eighth-generation Core i9 chip is the highest-performance laptop processor it has released to date. Its new Core i9, i7 and i5 processors for laptops are manufactured using 14nm process technology and based on the Coffee Lake platform, which the company says offers notably better performance than its predecessor, delivering up to 41 percent more frames per second in gameplay and editing 4K video up to 59 percent faster. The most powerful chip in this latest series is the Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, Intel's first mobile chip with six cores (two more than the previous generation) and 12 threads. It comes fully unlocked for overclocking, which Intel says "provides the opportunity to tweak the platform performance to its fullest potential," especially for content creation, VR and gaming.