Intel CEO addresses Spectre and Meltdown bugs at CES keynote

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the IDF developer conference in 2016.

When Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, took the stage he had one option really; address the issue. The company has described the issue as an industry-wide problem and said it is working with other technology companies to address the issue.

Intel said last week that it has issued updates for more than 90 percent of the processor products introduced in the last five years.

Krzanich then dove into the positive impact the exponential growth in data is having and will have on people's lives. In his keynote, Krzanich predicted that quantum computing will solve problems that today might take our best supercomputers months or years to resolve, such as drug development, financial modeling and climate forecasting.

While the earlier models were all about storing this data as a static commodity, now the data will move all around us at unimaginable speeds, Krzanich said.

"We believe the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent", he said.

To illustrate Intel Studios' innovation, Mr. Krzanich showed a clip of a classic western scene shot with Intel's 3D capturing technology, the first clip to be shot on the studio's volumetric stage. The video showed from an outside point of view a horse riding toward a group of cowboys engaged in a fight. The sale allowed Krzanich to whittle his holdings down to about 250,000 shares, the minimum he is required to own under Intel's rules.

Intel Labs has developed a neuromorphic research chip, code-named "Loihi,"which includes digital circuits that mimic the brain's basic operation".

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Similarly, sports fans will be able to watch games from the perspective of their favorite quarterback or any other player, he said. But how this is changing technology is essentially with the way the data is used.

But the main event was a "major breakthrough" in quantum computing, with the company announcing a 49-qubit quantum chip - something Krzanich described as the next step to "quantum supremacy".

The vehicle includes 12 cameras, radars, laser scanners and computing technologies developed by Mobileye and Intel, according to a CNBC report.

Intel has put particular emphasis on self-driving cars, spending $15 billion a year ago to buy a small Israeli company called Mobileye that had an early lead in producing technologies for that market.

At the same time, it is important to note that the Intel flying vehicle is yet to be authorized by FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).

"That sci-fi vision of the future is actually much closer than you think".

Krzanich spent over an hour alongside various partners, giving presentations of tech novelties propelled by Intel chips and associate technologies.

Vanessa Coleman

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