This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

China could soon see electronic autonomous vehicles. Finland powers research with high computational capacity. Intel opened the world’s smartest building. AI is helping millennials become homeowners. And predicting the weather with high-performance computing.

Mobileye and NIO to Bring Level 4 Autonomous Vehicles to China and Beyond

Exciting partnership alert: Mobileye and NIO, a Chinese electric vehicle maker, are teaming up to design and build a first-of-its-kind self-driving system that will bring electric autonomous vehicles to consumers in China. This tech will be available to mass markets and ride-sharing services, ushering in a new era of transportation.

National Grid Helps Keep Finland at the Forefront

When you’re practically at the top of the world, geographically speaking, it pays to be top in other areas, like science and industry. Thanks to some help from Dell EMC and Intel, the Finnish Grid and Cloud Infrastructure, which powers supercomputers at Finland’s CSC – IT Center for Science, is keeping the country at the forefront of scientific research.

Intel Opens "The Smartest Building in the World" in Israel

If you’ve been impatiently awaiting the arrival of smart buildings, get excited. Intel recently unveiled its highly efficient development center in Israel, an 800,000-square-foot building that runs its own systems, gathers and processes data, and make decisions with AI. It’s the smartest building the world has ever seen.

A Mortgage Lender Uses AI to Expand Home Ownership

For many millennials, Proportunity—the opportunity to own property—has dwindled. That might sound like a dad joke, but Proportunity is a London-based startup. The company uses AI to connect first-time homebuyers to houses that will appreciate over time, as well as bridge loans for the down payment.

Protecting Lives and Property With Increasingly Powerful HPC Systems

You can’t change the weather, they say, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do your best to prepare for the storm. Thanks to supercomputer-powered simulations, climate forecasting models are making better predictions about volatile incoming weather systems. These advanced warnings can save lives.

A Final Note

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we’ll be offline Friday, November 29. We’ll be back on December 13 with the latest technology trends, news, and insights. Thanks! – The Intel Team