For a long time, you would rarely find a computer without an Intel processor. But with the rise of GPU-centric processing in the blockchain and AI, as well as the dominance of ARM in mobile computing, Intel had a lot of trouble following in recent years. With a renewed need for innovation, Intel has announced a series of strange ideas in recent years. The latest addition, an ambient PC prototype, lands somewhere in the valley between cold and scary.
In a recent adIntel presented a handful of prototypes at this year's Computex event in Taipei, demonstrating its efforts in the areas of artificial intelligence, modular computing and ambient computing. But what is ambient computing, exactly? The term refers to a more responsive electronic generation that observes and responds to the presence of people. These devices are always on, always under surveillance, in order to adapt and meet our needs. Gary Grossman, Director of Futuristic Marketing and Communications Explain how will this technology ideally integrate into our lives:
Ambient computing covers applications integrating machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence and is characterized by cognitive and behavioral capabilities similar to those of humans and by a context awareness. It creates a digital environment in which businesses integrate technology seamlessly and unseen into everything around us, maximizing their utility while minimizing the demands brought to our attention. "
It's not hard to think of how ambient computing could pose a bigger threat to homeowners than current smart home technology. bulbs at bathroom have become targets in recent years. That said, let's start with the positive aspects of ambient computing. Much like the way our smartphones anticipate the applications we are looking for, ambient computing is trying to anticipate us by learning how we use connected technologies at home.
Intel also hopes to increase the usefulness and effectiveness of this technology by introducing more "closed hood" tasks to minimize the transition from standby states to standby states. Ambient devices may remain connected when they are not used to download information that users may want to have without delay, similar to what we've seen with Apple Power Nap function introduced several years ago. By leveraging local voice recognition technology, presence sensors and cameras at 180-360 degrees, Intel also expects the ambient computing to improve the quality of the videoconferencing and provides added security while offering "hands-free" amenities.
Although it may seem nice in a perfect world, we live in a reality filled with many security exploits which you have probably already affected, as well as the people you know. Even though we try to secure our own data, we can not control or even anticipate the vulnerabilities left open by many companies. While Intel is proactively addressing these issues-What is more than we can say for most companies-he had his problems in the past. With necessary Spectrum and Meltdown fixes hit Intel's toughest processor performance, security and performance require a delicate balance that can prove difficult for a company in a hurry to face the competition.
Speculation aside, Intel continues to assert its commitment to user privacy specifically with regard to the ambient computing, unexpected security flaws will occur regardless of the efforts of each. This is not alone in the development of ambient computing devices and the first feat can target the technology of another company. In most cases, potential vulnerabilities in components produced by large microchip companies are not the best target for malicious hackers. Connected technologies remain more vulnerable in nature. Each connection is a link in a chain of multiple products from different companies and just one weak link to break it. Even with a perfect approach, Intel technology can only exert a lot of control over the other links of its chains. It will be important to keep these risks in mind as more intelligent and adaptive devices reach the consumer market.
In addition to the ambient computing prototypes presented at Computex, Intel has announced a AI development kit on PC, in partnership with Asus and a NUC computing element that continues their efforts to modularize PC construction. Although the ambient computing may seem to be a technology surrounded by risks, these side ads demonstrate Intel 's interest in making development more accessible. Today, our smart home appliances purchases may look like a black convenience box and let us ask if we have given up our privacy or if we have exposed ourselves to others risks. In the future, however, creating ambient devices can become a simpler task with modular parts. When we have been involved in the creation of technology ourselves, we can retain more control over our security and privacy.