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Computex: Intel shows an Internet of Things-powered wireless future [Video]

Working on bringing its vision to fruition in 18 to 24 months
Tue Jun 03 2014, 11:22

TAIPEI: INTEL demonstrated at Computex on Tuesday how it thinks the future of computing will be completely wireless, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), and thus more efficient in both personal and business environments.

Rolling a video on stage during a keynote on Tuesday, Intel's president Renee James said the clip demonstrates the user experience Intel is working on delivering over the next 18 to 24 months.

James added that the firm is on track to enable computing that understands natural speech and natural language form without handsets. She said that by the end of the year, "platforms will understand up to 10 different languages" as well as integrate Intel's Realsense human interface 3D camera technology, bringing "new modes of interaction", such as augmented reality and gesture recognition and controls.

After wowing a crowd of hundreds with Intel's wireless future demo video, James also announced an SDK for its Realsense 3D camera technology, offering a prize of $1m via its Realsense App Challenge 2014, to get developers to create better applications for the camera technology that will be arriving in ultrabooks as standard by the end of the year.

The SDK will be made available to developers in the third quarter of 2014. The ideation phase will begin in the third quarter of 2014, James said.

Intel's Karen Lomas discussed the firm's plans for wearables and how to secure the Internet of Things with The INQUIRER last month, and at a recent roundtable event, we were joined by IT professionals from a range of industry sectors to discuss how the growing thirst for internet-connected devices can benefit business. µ


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