Intel showed off its vision of the connected future at its Computex 2015 keynote in Taiwan earlier today. The company believes that there will be over 50 billion devices that compute and connect will be in use by 2020, and there will be more than 20 billion times more data than there are stars in the sky.
To get ahead in the IoT space, Intel has introduced Intel Gateway, a new line of reference designs for processor based IoT gateways. Gateway is available in Ubuntu, Windows, and Wind River operating systems, providing a wide range of options for manufacturers. It’s mainly for commercial use, and unlikely to end up in the hands of regular consumers.
It also showed off an usual wearable dress that isn’t connected, but has proximity sensors connected to spider legs in the collar to keep people at arms length. Like the Intel Gateway, this is one use of Intel technology that will unlikely be sold in stores.
A short demonstration of how Windows Hello will work with the Realsense 3D camera. The password-less access appeared seamless, and the tablet was unlocked much faster than previous standards of facial recognition would suggest. Attempts to fool the system with a mask failed, as Intel reassured the audience that it would not be so easy to crack password-less security.
Overall, it looks like Intel’s theme for the year is the IoT; and the company is pushing hard to create a new connected eco-system for the entire world. An eco-system based on Intel’s technology, which is admittedly ubiquitous enough for it to be able to pull this off. That being said, there was a distinct lack of drones at this particular event.