This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

Cloud initiatives bring everyone together in unimaginable ways—especially in difficult times. Intel engineers fight the illegal wildlife trade with AI. Researchers use AI and HPC to map and mimic the human brain. Mobileye takes its automated vehicles for a test drive in Germany. And researchers in Singapore teach robots to “feel.”

CTO Roundtable: Digital Transformation During Challenging Times

Moving forward with digital transformation plans while supporting customers’ cloud initiatives and meeting new global challenges requires everyone to be on the same page. On July 30, join Intel, Google Cloud, Appsbroker, and RiverMeadow as they share game-changing results from customers like ClimaCell who have deployed on Google Cloud instances and VMware bare metal.

How Intel Engineers Brought AI Tech to the Fight Against the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Motion-activated camera traps catch poachers of elephants, rhinos, and gorillas in action, but not soon enough for rangers to intervene. Enter TrailGuard AI, a small AI-powered camera running on the Intel Movidius Vision Processing Unit that can quickly detect poachers and give rangers time to stop them.

Accelerating Brain Mapping With AI and HPC

Mimicking the human brain is an impossible feat—but that doesn’t mean researchers aren’t trying. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of people carrying out various cognitive tasks, researchers can create computational models of how the brain works, then use those models to train artificial neural networks.

Mobileye Starts Testing Self-Driving Vehicles in Germany

We’re about due for another “Fast & Furious” sequel, aren’t we? After getting the green light from independent technical service provider TÜV SÜD, Mobileye is taking to Germany’s open roads—including the formidable Autobahn—to test its fleet of automated vehicles.

Singapore Researchers Look to Intel Technology to Help Enable Robots That "Feel"

While most of today’s robots operate solely on visual processing, the next step is getting them to feel (as in have a sense of touch, rather than feeling the weight of the world). Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a “skin” that detects touch over 1,000 times faster than humans can and identifies the shape, texture, and hardness of objects 10 times faster than a human can blink.