This Week in Technology Innovation and Trends

A joint effort brings the classroom to thousands of homebound students in India. A global shutdown means better air quality in major cities. Intel announces new solutions for developing and using AI. Intel Labs focuses its efforts on serving post-pandemic needs. And new Intel Core processors bring more flexibility to form factor design.

Responding Quickly So Students Can Continue Learning

When the pandemic hit India in early March, hundreds of thousands of K-12 students suddenly found themselves without a place to learn. Acting quickly, Intel partnered with Career Launcher, AWS, and local educators to create Project Aspiration 2020, an online platform that allows students to continue learning from home.

Silver Lining to a Global Shutdown: Better City Air Quality

Shelter-in-place restrictions may not have been ideal for mothers and fathers with small children, but they’ve done wonders for Mother Earth. By using satellites, sensors, and IoT air quality monitoring solutions, researchers have seen drastic, positive changes in cities around the world.

Intel Announces Unmatched AI and Analytics Platform

By 2021, 75 percent of commercial enterprise apps may be using AI. On top of that, nearly a quarter of all data generated will be done in real time. Intel is introducing new solutions—including 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors—that will accelerate the development of AI and analytics workloads running in data center, network, and intelligent-edge environments.

Sharpening Our Research Focus for the Needs of a Post-Pandemic World

Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Rich Uhlig, Intel senior fellow and managing director of Intel Labs, shows how Intel Labs is narrowing its focus in key areas to develop technologies for virtual work, remote learning, healthcare data privacy, and pathogen surveillance.

Intel Hybrid Processors: Uncompromised PC Experiences for Innovative Form Factors

Intel recently launched new Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology featuring a hybrid CPU architecture for power and performance scalability. Not only are they the smallest processors to deliver Intel Core performance, but they’ll give OEMs greater form factor design flexibility for single, dual, and foldable screen devices.