Intel CEO Introduces Vision for Merged Reality at 2016 Intel Developer Forum

The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off early today (Singapore time) in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

Krzanich articulated the company’s vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers play in bringing this future to life. On stage, and in an editorial on Medium, Krzanich explained his vision for merged reality — a new way of experiencing physical and virtual interactions and environments through a suite of next-generation sensing and digitizing technologies.

According to Krzanich, “Merged reality delivers virtual world experiences more dynamically and naturally than ever before – and makes experiences impossible in the real world now possible.”

Intel’s Craig Raymond displays the Project Alloy virtual reality headset during the Day 1 keynote at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.
Below is a summary of the key news and announcements from Day 1 of IDF 2016.

  • Unveiled Intel Project Alloy, an all-in-one virtual reality solution that features the compute and sensors integrated directly into the headset and leverages Intel® RealSense™ technology. Project Alloy will be offered as an open hardware platform in 2017. More information at “Intel Unveils Project Alloy.

  • Announced the Intel® Euclid™ Developer Kit for researchers, makers and robotics developers. This device integrates sense, compute, and connect capabilities in an all-in-one candy bar size form-factor that gives developers the ability to quickly and easily create applications with Intel RealSense technology. More information at “Intel Announces Tools for RealSense Technology Development.”

  • Intel Custom Foundry announced its 10 nm design platform will now offer access to ARM Artisan® physical IP  to enable foundry customers to achieve best-in-class PPA (power, performance, area) for power-efficient, high-performance implementations of their designs for mobile, IoT and other consumer applications.  Zane Ball, co-general manager of Intel Custom Foundry, explained the news in a blog post and also welcomed LG Electronics as an Intel Custom Foundry customer on 10 nm. More information at “Accelerating Foundry Innovation for a Smart and Connected World.”

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