This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

Intel highlighted new technologies at CES that could revolutionize the future of computing, including autonomous vehicles that come with an unexpected perk: a trip to Gotham City. All kinds of customers expect fast, customized experiences—even enterprise software customers. A new AI camera is helping protect elephants, rhinos, gorillas, and other wildlife in Africa from poachers. And a project from NASA’s Frontier Development Lab is using AI to solve some of the space industry’s biggest challenges.

2019 CES: Intel Showcases New Technology for Next Era of Computing

It’s that time of year again: Intel leaders joined other leaders, companies, and tech enthusiasts at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many of Intel’s newest technologies were on display, including Intel Xeon Scalable processors with advanced AI capabilities and 10nm products for PCs, servers, and 5G wireless access base stations. It was a great time to see what the new era of computing looks like.

Intel and Warner Bros. Preview Entertainment’s Future in Autonomous Vehicles

If you drive to work and spend time in traffic, you might dream of reading a book in the passenger seat. But a new concept car takes this dream to a new level: You can take a virtual trip to Gotham City moderated by Batman’s butler, Alfred. This vehicle shows the kind of entertainment possible in autonomous vehicles—in a future where the “passenger economy” will free more than 250 million hours of annual commuting time.

As AI Takes Root, Enterprise Customers Demand to Be Treated Like Millennials

What do millennials and enterprise software customers have in common? (Hint: It’s not their toast preferences or their supposed lack of interest in home ownership.) They want something pretty reasonable: a good user experience, especially as AI grows. Their expectations include fast, personalized, customizable experiences, and companies can’t ignore these preferences because they’re not going away.

Intel AI Protects Animals With National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

At the current rate of poaching, experts believe there won’t be any elephants in the wild a decade from now. To address this critical issue, nonprofit RESOLVE took an important step in the fight against poachers. The TrailGuard AI camera, powered by Intel AI tech, detects poachers and alerts park rangers to intervene. The camera will be deployed to 100 reserves in Africa this year and could eventually expand to other continents.

Applying AI to Advance Space Exploration

What happened when some of the greatest minds in AI and planetary science got together to solve space industry challenges? They invented MARMOT. The Mission Planner for Cooperative Multi-Agent Systems, developed at NASA’s Frontier Development Lab, uses AI to let two semi-autonomous rovers solve a task together. This highly optimized approach to autonomy is pretty remarkable, according to experts from Intel and ASU.