IDF 2016: Keynote Live Blogby Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on August 16, 2016 11:56 AM EST
11:59AM EDT - Ian on text, Ryan on images
11:59AM EDT - We're just about to start, but Intel is doing something akin to a pre-roll ad
12:00PM EDT - Demonstrations around Intel NUC on DJ equipment and Real Sense on an imaginary keyboard
12:00PM EDT - The keynote is set to be hosted by Diane Bryant, VP
12:01PM EDT - the demonstrator is playing coldplay on stage
12:02PM EDT - Ian: 'don't get me started on coldplay'
12:03PM EDT - All the demonstrators are wearing Curie bracelets
12:03PM EDT - Not Basis Peak watches
12:04PM EDT - Now time for a combo DJ set
12:04PM EDT - Not my sort of music, I'll be honest
12:04PM EDT - But the visuals are good
12:07PM EDT - Time to start
12:08PM EDT - Looks like my 2GB data cap for 4G for the week just finished...
12:10PM EDT - Intro video is starting with a VR headset
12:11PM EDT - 'What if VR felt less virtual?'
12:11PM EDT - 'What if VR felt less virtual?'
12:12PM EDT - 'What if VR felt less virtual?'
12:13PM EDT - It sounds like they're talking about controlled robots
12:13PM EDT - 'Merged Reality'
12:14PM EDT - Brian Krzanich on stage
12:14PM EDT - 'In the virtual world, you can experience new things'
12:14PM EDT - The virtual world needs to interact with the real world - merged reality
12:15PM EDT - 'Interacting in a more natural way'
12:15PM EDT - Over 6000 people at IDF, a record
12:15PM EDT - Over 6000 people at IDF, a record
12:16PM EDT - 20% increase in developers over 3 years
12:16PM EDT - 'Powering the cloud and billions of smart and connected devices'
12:17PM EDT - Four topics being talked about today
12:18PM EDT - 'What does redefining the experiece of computing mean?'
12:18PM EDT - 'VR is now mainstream'
12:18PM EDT - Holding up parts of the vive
12:20PM EDT - Introducing... Project Alloy
12:20PM EDT - The SOC goes in the VR headset
12:20PM EDT - dual real sense cameras
12:20PM EDT - self-contained VR world
12:20PM EDT - I wonder what the TDP is
12:20PM EDT - can't be more than what, 10W
12:20PM EDT - can't be more than what, 10W?
12:21PM EDT - Atom based I'd imagine
12:21PM EDT - 'Providing the untethered experience'
12:21PM EDT - There's a chunk on the back
12:22PM EDT - We can see dropped frames, but it is being projected onto a screen which might add issues
12:22PM EDT - The real sense cameras enable seeing your hands inside the VR
12:22PM EDT - Full depth sensing and 5-finger tracking
12:23PM EDT - The cameras enable AR inside VR
12:23PM EDT - A hand becomes a skeleton when in front of an X-Ray console
12:23PM EDT - Some teething issues, but allows you to interact with the VR environment without controllers
12:24PM EDT - You can see people and objects in the real world in the headset
12:24PM EDT - 'Untethered needs to be able to avoid objects'
12:25PM EDT - Using hands to interact with a virtual lathe
12:25PM EDT - Using a physical object in the VR world
12:25PM EDT - Project Alloy is this 'merged reality'
12:26PM EDT - AR inside VR has issues of both though, it increases the degrees of freedom
12:27PM EDT - The VR headset has a rear module - could be battery?
12:27PM EDT - Talking about Holo-lens as a starting and positive point
12:28PM EDT - Holo-lens was based on Cherry Trail
12:28PM EDT - At June, Windows talking about sharing AR platforms with partners
12:28PM EDT - 'Intel can optimise hardware and software together'
12:29PM EDT - Windows Holographic Platform available for mainstream Win10 PCs next year
12:29PM EDT - Windows Holographic enables 3D and 2D holographic mixed reality apps
12:30PM EDT - One platform for VR, AR and MR
12:30PM EDT - So the usual demo now on stage of the office environment with 2D (OS) and 3D (tables)
12:30PM EDT - THere's a virtual dog too
12:30PM EDT - Using a remote control for some of the features
12:31PM EDT - All this talk about experience
12:31PM EDT - Nothing about hardware or battery life
12:32PM EDT - Using Skull Canyon for VR streaming
12:32PM EDT - So Project Alloy uses projected video...? What's the latency on that? What protocol?
12:32PM EDT - Release v1 in Dec 2016
12:33PM EDT - Alloy will be Open Source the hardware in 2H17
12:33PM EDT - Real Sense APIs will be opened up as well
12:33PM EDT - Available to partners 2H17, so we'll see updates this time next year with partner demos
12:35PM EDT - Now for VR Content Creation discussions
12:35PM EDT - UE4 with VR environment development support
12:35PM EDT - Talking about Broadwell-E 10-core
12:35PM EDT - Only $1700 or so
12:36PM EDT - UE4 game engine editor in VR
12:36PM EDT - Using Oculus to add assets
12:36PM EDT - Changing colors and textures
12:36PM EDT - I had a very bad demo along similar lines at Computex
12:37PM EDT - Complete light render on the CPU to help time to market
12:37PM EDT - Rebaking the lighting with the CPU
12:38PM EDT - More and more cores helps with this sort of thing
12:38PM EDT - so why not use dual 10-core E5s for the same price as the i7 10-core?
12:39PM EDT - Depends on NUMA support in software I guess...?
12:39PM EDT - Now time for 'making VR more real'
12:40PM EDT - Talking about 360 replay technology now - stitching videos together
12:40PM EDT - Sports replays are the big draw here
12:41PM EDT - In the process of installing the 360 camera systems in basketball stadiums across the country
12:41PM EDT - Digital representation of the volume of the arena
12:41PM EDT - Rather than from fixed camera positions
12:41PM EDT - I suspect there's a big deal with the NBA league at the minute
12:42PM EDT - Though I can imagine if you want to sit under the basket, it'll be PayPerView for VR experiences
12:42PM EDT - 'The whole industry of filming could change as a result of this technology'
12:42PM EDT - 'It's a game changer for VR'
12:43PM EDT - 'We're in the process of putting together a production studio in LA' - 'TXL Labs'
12:43PM EDT - 'Dedicated to pushing the limits of the technology for production'
12:43PM EDT - 'The virtual world can be real'
12:43PM EDT - Ed: It's a faaake!
12:43PM EDT - Now talking about 7th Gen Core
12:44PM EDT - Demo of highest perf CPU
12:44PM EDT - Kaby Lake
12:44PM EDT - Now a guy on stage bragging about his 90-inch 4K TV
12:45PM EDT - Kaby Lake is hardware accelerated for 10-bit HEVC
12:45PM EDT - 7th gen HP 2-in-1 on the stage
12:45PM EDT - He's showing decode
12:45PM EDT - i.e. HEVC Main10 Profile
12:46PM EDT - Go Pro handling 4K video in its UI on a 2-in-1
12:46PM EDT - Quick-Sync mentioned
12:47PM EDT - 7th Gen Dell XPS on stage playing overwatch
12:47PM EDT - V-Sync isn't on, that much is clear...!
12:47PM EDT - didn't mention resolution, quality...
12:48PM EDT - 7th Gen is shipping to partners today
12:48PM EDT - Consumers this fall
12:48PM EDT - Didn't mention desktop
12:49PM EDT - Probably 4.5W and 15W first
12:49PM EDT - Probably 4.5W and 15W first
12:50PM EDT - Now Real Sense
12:50PM EDT - 'Pushing the limits as we continue to advance'
12:50PM EDT - Use case examples on screen, including ASUS Zenbo
12:51PM EDT - Now talking about UAVs/drones
12:51PM EDT - Real Sense front and center on smart drones
12:52PM EDT - Combining the compute in the drone with the real sense camera and depth data
12:52PM EDT - AVailable for purchase for $1899
12:53PM EDT - 'It's an amazing experience'
12:53PM EDT - For $1899, it would have to be
12:53PM EDT - or did he mean $18.99? :D
12:53PM EDT - Now project Intel Aero for UAVs
12:53PM EDT - we saw this at Computex iirc ?
12:53PM EDT - Supports Real Sense, LTE, SSDs and mapping SDKs
12:54PM EDT - Complete drone system in one board
12:54PM EDT - Available for preorder today
12:54PM EDT - $399 for the kit
12:54PM EDT - Complete Drone Platform with Aero and Realsense available in Q1
12:55PM EDT - Intel Euclid using Realsense
12:55PM EDT - 'Truly a developers dream'
12:56PM EDT - Integrates compute, comms and realsense in one form factor
12:56PM EDT - A complete system
12:56PM EDT - Robots using Euclid
12:56PM EDT - CR300 real sense camera, an Atom SoC
12:56PM EDT - Running Ubuntu
12:57PM EDT - Person tracking on Euclid
12:57PM EDT - on the module, not on a notebook
12:58PM EDT - Robot in follow mode is following the human
12:58PM EDT - Real Sense Camera 400
12:59PM EDT - the next-gen RS
12:59PM EDT - smallest RS camera yet
12:59PM EDT - A few inches long, very thin
12:59PM EDT - Doubles the number of 3D points and operating range
01:00PM EDT - 'Real Sense is a family of products that keeps getting better and better'
01:00PM EDT - Now on to automotive
01:00PM EDT - 'Intel intends right in the middle of the ecosystem'
01:00PM EDT - 'The need for integrated visual intelligence'
01:01PM EDT - 'We believe we're the only company to bring compute and machine learning and cloud expertise all in one for automotive'
01:01PM EDT - SVP BMW Automotive on stage, with flashy intro
01:01PM EDT - He's coming on stage in an electric car
01:01PM EDT - BK said it would be a flashy entrance
01:02PM EDT - I was half expecting the John Cena intro
01:02PM EDT - Elmar Frickenstein is the BMW VP
01:02PM EDT - The car is now driving itself to find a driving space
01:03PM EDT - 'Our new BMW 7-series with driver assistance and remote control parking'
01:04PM EDT - I just heard the word homologation on stage
01:04PM EDT - Now a graph of the transition of responsibility
01:05PM EDT - Level 4 is a full autonomous vehicle - hands off, mind off
01:05PM EDT - Level 5 is robocar without driver
01:05PM EDT - 'end-to-end architecture' for auto driving
01:06PM EDT - the theory behind auto driving has been done to death for a couple of years now, it's more about implementation, power and compute
01:06PM EDT - big data, analytics and learning are key barriers, but implementation is key
01:07PM EDT - 'A holistic sensor-fusion mix to understand the scene better than a human'
01:07PM EDT - I'm expecting to talk about machine learning later in the week, which would be relevant here
01:08PM EDT - Mobileye is involved as well
01:08PM EDT - Announced collab with BWM, Intel and Mobileye on July 1st
01:09PM EDT - 'THe door is open to the next century'
01:10PM EDT - Now they're bringing smart city like stuff on stage
01:10PM EDT - 'The barrier between digital and physical is disappearing when everything is smart and connected'
01:11PM EDT - 'The cloud today is made up with people - 1.5GB/day in 2020; but the average autonomous vehicle in 2020 will be 4TB/day'
01:12PM EDT - A smart factory could generate 1000TB per day in 2020
01:12PM EDT - 'Intel can fuel the cloud with this in mind'
01:13PM EDT - Curie being shown off again with a Core CPU, sensors and a BT module
01:14PM EDT - 'Building the ecosystem around Curie'
01:14PM EDT - Announcing Curie Knowledge Builder
01:14PM EDT - Pattern Matching can now occur on Curie
01:14PM EDT - The Knowledge Builder toolkit will enable pattern matching on Curie
01:15PM EDT - Uses example data to train algorithms
01:16PM EDT - 'We believe Knowledge Builder can cut dev time from weeks to minutes'
01:17PM EDT - Now available for select customers
01:17PM EDT - Broadly available in Q1
01:17PM EDT - Now 'The Future of Cities' with IoT
01:17PM EDT - City management is a key area
01:18PM EDT - Chaiman and CEO of GE, Jeff Immelt, on stage
01:18PM EDT - GE is a big smart city player
01:18PM EDT - 'Industrial is the next step'
01:20PM EDT - 'Every asset we have needs a digital model to be tuned'
01:20PM EDT - 'You either embrace the future or find yourself unable to satisfy your customers'
01:23PM EDT - Nothing much is happening, the GE CEO is discussing what we've just seen from the industrial perspective
01:24PM EDT - 'Joint commercial relationships, and collaborative device development'
01:25PM EDT - 'Leveraging the cloud for edge devices'
01:26PM EDT - 'Smart street light LEDs with an integrated network'
01:27PM EDT - Chief Digital Officer of GE on stage, John Gordon
01:28PM EDT - 'Speed and security is vital'
01:28PM EDT - An intelligent light post, with Intel CPUs we can do analytics
01:29PM EDT - Detecting people walking by on the street and collect meta data such as amount, speed, direction
01:29PM EDT - 'No personal data being taken'
01:29PM EDT - Using analytics to find parking spaces
01:30PM EDT - So you just build an app with the data and a monthly fee that tells you where the empty parking spaces are
01:30PM EDT - Air quality measurements with street lights
01:31PM EDT - 'metadata to be available for developers'
01:32PM EDT - I'm sure we're getting to the end here, sounds like a wrap up is starting
01:33PM EDT - 'The next generation of developers'
01:34PM EDT - Announcing - Intel Joule
01:34PM EDT - The newest maker platform and most powerful
01:34PM EDT - Joule will transition from prototype to scale
01:35PM EDT - Joule-added smart glasses on display
01:35PM EDT - Computation on Joule
01:35PM EDT - I wonder if Intel is saturating the maker/IoT space with all these parts
01:36PM EDT - Joule, Curie, Edison, Atom
01:37PM EDT - Using the glasses, can easily identify missing bolts on a factory line for example
01:37PM EDT - VoIP with expert for the worker to direct with live video
01:38PM EDT - Joule is available online and at IDF
01:38PM EDT - no mention of price
01:38PM EDT - Now time for America's Greatest Makers Season 2 announcement]
01:38PM EDT - Now time for America's Greatest Makers Season 2 announcement
01:39PM EDT - Team Grush, winners of Season 1 on stage
01:39PM EDT - The Gaming Toothbrush = Grush
01:39PM EDT - Interactive gaming brushing for kids
01:40PM EDT - 'Tooth to tooth' monitoring
01:40PM EDT - Now showing the GRUSH app and game
01:41PM EDT - You can track how a user is brushing and adapt the game to ensure better brushing
01:41PM EDT - So if a child neglects a certain tooth, on the rear, the game will adapt to encourage the user
01:42PM EDT - The GRUSH available by the holidays
01:42PM EDT - not price, no exact date, no mention of volume or which retailers
01:43PM EDT - Final video now, they've overrun. There's a talk on Optane next...
01:46PM EDT - That's a wrap!