Intel Roadmap Envisions Wearable Devices, Voice, Gesture, 3D, Holography, Robotics and the Virtual Piano

curie.pngThe article in ZDNet is entitled Intel CEO Krzanich unveils wearable processor Curie, but is 2015 one of those years that we look back to see it all changed? It’s a set of announcements where you can envision the possibilities of such devices. I’m imagining the devices from Intel can also fire the imagination of others, who may have actually inspired Intel.

I’m not really a processors guy. I build software at a higher level. But the kinds of software we can build begin at the processor. And when the roadmap shows that changes are coming, changes are coming.

I recommend the article, and want to call out some parts of the roadmap that are important to developers. The idea is that developers will empower these devices. Startups can take these chips and make incredible new devices that we have yet to imagine. Our job is to make it happen.

This Year

RealSense. Voice and gesture control embedded in a bevy of laptops and tablets, which is now being rolled out in enough devices for critical mass.

Wireless connections. WiGi, which is a way of connecting your laptop to a display, keyboard, mouse without wires.

Wearables. Curie, a computer about the size of a suit button.

Intermediate Term

3D and blended reality. HP’s future Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer will be powered by Intel’s Core processor. (Thinking, even cheaper 3D printers that is already changing invention of parts in manufacturing, architecture, building actual stuff).

Long Term

Holographic displays, which are powered by RealSense. The idea is to go beyond the touchscreen and be able to play a virtual piano.

Robotics. Intel partnered with iRobot and the Ava collaboration robot, which was developed with Cisco. Intel chips and RealSense technology are integrated. Krzanich also highlighted drones that use RealSense technology as well as Intel processors


Intel CEO Krzanich unveils wearable processor Curie