Even before the CES 2018 show, there was plenty of speculation about the reactions and the way in which Intel would present at the show, which made the world's giant chip maker's work even harder. The release of Spectre and Meltdown Security bugs’ news just before the CES 2018 turned all eyes on the companies involved with these two security threats. This was a bit of a concern because Intel president Brian Krzanich began his keynote with an explanation of the issue.
Referring to the fact that there was still no news about the exploitation and abuse of these bugs in the real world, he assured users that all companies involved in this matter are working together to solve the problem and try their best. They will do their part to reduce these threats' risk. Krzanich also promised that the security patches needed for 90 percent of the company's chips that has been shipped over the past five years would be released before January 20, 2018, and the rest of the products will be covered by the end of this month.
Starting such a ceremony, by examining a comprehensive security problem, shows the importance of such a situation for both the users and companies involved. Indeed, companies whose products are affected by these bugs are deeply concerned that users are entering a suspended state of suspicion about the use of such products that can greatly affect the market. On the other hand, the coordinated and rapid movement of companies also reflects the fact that they are trying to bring calm to sensitive users.
Intel's presence this year has been focused on the processing platforms needed for autonomous vehicles. In addition to an autonomous car based on Intel platform, Intel also showed off an autonomous helicopter. Naturally, a flying vehicle is more complicated than a car, because much more parameters should be considered to guide it. In fact, Intel demonstrated the high processing power of its platform, but at the same time showed that we are not too far from Publicizing of autonomous cars and flying vehicles. The most important point about your flying vehicle is that its occupants do not need to have any skill or information about the piloting or driving it.
Intel also showed off its Shooting Star Mini drones, which has very small dimensions, and without the need for the most sophisticated hardware, an operator can control a large number of them. These quadcopters can also fly in interior spaces.
Another technology that Krzanich introduced in his speech was the Intel True VR, which is actually an upgraded version of the True View. With True View technology, by installing multiple cameras around the scene (or sports field), the viewer can change his viewing angle as desired, and thus not limited to the angle of the television cameras. True VR now provides the ability to record events and information throughout the scene (or sports field) in 3-dimensional form by installing special cameras in certain positions. This way, you can see events from anywhere you want, even from the perspective of one of the players. In fact, you can see, for example, what a situation the attacker sees in front of him and why he decides to pass on to his colleague.
It's natural that the name Intel always brings to users curiosity about the company's plans in the field of processors. Intel this year has shown new products in two distinct areas. In the field of research, the company displayed two LOIHI and Tangle Lake chips.
LOIHI is a neural processor that Intel calls it as its first neuromorphic chip and is designed to mimic the human brain's learning and understanding. The chip is made using 14nm technology, and it's not bad to know that 130,000 neurons, as well as 130 million synapses, have been implemented in it. The advanced learning engine of this chip can learn complex processes with much less data than traditional chips. Intel claims that the power of the chip has improved by a factor of one million compared to conventional neural networks, while its energy efficiency is 1,000 times higher than the general processing required by typical learning systems.
Tangle Lake is a 49-qubit quantum chip. The chip is actually the third generation of Intel quantum chips, which comes after the company's 7 and 17 qubits chips. Quantum processors specialize in parallel processing.
But in the public domain, Intel had a new news release that could surprise many people. More precisely, the company introduced a series of new processors equipped with AMD RX Vega integrated graphics processors. From now on, you'll be able to run different games with laptops that only have an Intel processor, and you will no longer need a separate graphics card.