As personal devices continue to get smaller and smarter, digital intelligence finds its way into a variety of everyday machines. At the same time, huge amounts of data are generated around the world at ever-increasing rates. To make this information useful, growth of cloud data centers and the need for computation is speeding up. In order for these trends to be sustainable, computers must handle each bit of information with the least possible energy–whether calculating, transporting, or storing data. Learn how Intel Labs research makes computing more efficient–from the system level down to individual electronic circuits.
Developing future technology breakthroughs begins when we understand what people love, create attractive experiences that fundamentally change how people communicate, collaborate, socialize, and bring those experiences to life. Intel researchers and ethnographers study people’s everyday routines to develop computing experiences that simplify, enhance, and enrich our daily lives.
We believe the next wave of transportation innovation is going to come from Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Intel Labs explores innovations in vehicle communication system design, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, new driver-safe human machine interface technologies, and connected vehicle applications and services. The objective is to create building blocks for next-generation Intel® Atom™processor-based on-vehicle platforms and to adapt traditional computing and communication technologies to better address very specific automotive application challenges.
Daily, the world becomes more connected. Billions of people, computers, and smart devices make more than a trillion connections at home, at work, and on the go--making the idea that the next wave of communications will be between people and “things” more real . As computing capabilities get added to things around us, those things become more useful and helpful--from cars that recognize owners and keep them safe on the road, to supermarket displays that help shoppers plan dinner menus and locate items they need. Find out how Intel Labs researchers develop technologies that let people connect to their favorite things, and things connect with their favorite people.
As global demand for energy increases, technologies such as smart grids need to be built to bring power where it is needed and keep up with energy demands. Going beyond smart grids, Intel Labs researchers investigate technologies that could enable sustainable cities. For example, Microgrids let neighborhoods share energy, and sensors not only make buildings conserve energy intelligently, but also keep an eye on the weather or rush hour traffic. Find out how Intel Labs researchers create the technologies that help you manage, control, and reduce energy consumption for a more sustainable and energy-efficient planet.
As the world becomes digitized and more of your personal and professional life occurs online, keeping information and identities safe becomes more important. Equally important is the need to feel confident and secure while shopping and banking online. Intel Labs works on a variety of innovations to make it more difficult for hackers to access your information, for malware to corrupt your applications, or for viruses to infest your system. Through circuits, software, and standards work, Intel researchers aim to make a future where you worry less and enjoy more while connected.
“The Cloud” connects people to essential information, powers the mobile and social media revolution, enables online services, and improves the way you live and work. Analyzing massive online datasets available in the cloud leads to new scientific and medical discoveries, the ability to monitor and react to real-time events like emergencies, as well as other breakthroughs. For businesses, cloud computing greatly speeds the deployment of new applications and services, increases operational efficiency, improves agility, and makes it easier to share data and services. Learn what Intel Labs is doing to improve technologies that power the cloud and make it more scalable and capable for an even wider variety of applications.
Visual Computing brings together photorealism, interactivity, HD video,and audio as well as computational modeling to enable real-time, life-like immersive computing experiences. The demand for visual computing is accelerating in parallel with the growth of mobile devices such as smart phones, tablet computers, and Ultrabooks™. In the future, people will use these devices to interact with the world in richer ways, to enjoy realistic simulated experiences that blur the line between the physical and virtual worlds. Learn what Intel is doing to bring you the kind of visual simulations and effects previously available only to scientists and movie studios.
Intel Labs is devoted to the research of new technologies and innovations in multiple areas of computing, even some areas that have yet to be defined or created. Exploratory Research offers a chance to venture into the unknown of new technologies and methods of computing. By pushing the limits of our current capabilities, expanding our knowledge and examining new usage models we can dream up new fantastic ways to use technology for the future.