Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Keynote at CES 2016 (Full Transcript)

Title: Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich Keynote at CES 2016 – Transcript

Event: CES 2016 on January 5 in Las Vegas

Speaker (s):

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation [Full bio]

John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

 

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Lady announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the President and CEO of Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro.

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Good evening and welcome to CES 2016. This show is already one for the record books, the most space ever, the most innovative products and more than 500 startups in Eureka Park. We have phenomenal growth in exhibit marketplaces for augmented reality, virtual reality, wireless health, auto-tech, robotics, 3D printing, drones, driverless and electric cars and biometrics. And the Internet of Things is everywhere. Ultra HD Blu-ray is making its first appearance and it’s transforming how we listen to music. We are at the beginning of a tidal wave of innovation, thanks to increasingly ubiquitous broadband and of course low-cost sensors. But we have a special treat this evening to kick off CES.

As many of you know, for 50 years, Moore’s law has been the driving force of consumer electronics, making our devices faster, sharper, thinner and of course better. That’s why it’s no surprise that Intel has played such an important part in our history. And since he became CEO in 2013, Brian Krzanich has come here each January to deliver a keynote that is both riveting and newsmaking. Of course, with Brian and his team we always get more than a keynote and when Intel comes to CES, they set the stage for the whole week. They frame the conversation. They create the industry buzz we love and of course, with every Intel keynote we get live demos right here on this stage. In many cases, we will be getting the very first look of the most exciting technologies of tomorrow. And this year the company actually will be drawing the boundaries of even how we think about technology, pushing their expertise into totally new areas. Instead of focusing only on devices and gadgets, Intel is enabling a world of amazing experiences.

Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming our keynote of this evening, the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks, Gary.

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Welcome. Wow! That is so cool!

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

This is my self-balancing vehicle. I’ll tell you what – why don’t you try and see if you can ride it back?

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Okay, okay, let’s see if I can do it. Hold on.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Now you go.

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association

Bye.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Let’s give Gary a big hand for some risk taking there.

I’d like to welcome everybody to CES 2016. I want to also take a second and thank the CTA for having me here to kick-off this truly premier event. Now this is my third year on the CES keynote stage and there’s no better place – truly no better place on the planet to talk about the future of technology and to share our vision with you.

All of us come to CES to be amazed, and I promise you, tonight is going to be no exception. We believe we are entering a new era of consumer technology, where consumers are choosing experiences over products – products that are purely based on the newest technology or feature, those are the way of the past — the technology that enables the new experience, that’s the products that will be successful in the future.

Now, Intel’s fundamental belief is that these experiences are enabled by three trends that are shaping and driving this technology. First, the world is becoming smart and connected. Now this one we all see today, whether it’s our thermostats, our refrigerators, our cars, our bodies, they’re becoming smart and connected.

But the next step is that the computing is gaining senses. They can see — not only just see in two dimensions but they can start to see in three dimensions with depth and perception. We will spend time exploring that tonight. We call this the sensification of computing. It’s when the computing is allowed to expand beyond the limits of its silicon.

And third is, computing is becoming an extension of you. It’s integrated into you. You want it, it’s part of your daily routine.

These trends have given rise to an amazing new set of experiences that we’re going to explore as a group tonight. What you all will see here tonight is different than anything you’ve seen in the past. Now almost every part of life that we enjoy today is defined by the power of technology. But the technology alone is not our focus. Instead, I want to emphasize the experiences this cutting-edge technology will deliver to you.

In our pre-show, you saw a new way we all experience art and music. So we thought we’d start off tonight by building on that. Tonight we’re going to kick-off CES — and I really thought about this and day zero keynote and we thought, boy, this – this should start with a celebration, and how’s one of the best ways to start and do a celebration. And so we thought, how about some fireworks?

[Video Presentation]

One of the oldest experiences that we know: fireworks. They have been around for over 2000 years and have generally relied on a mix of paper and a combustible powder. By using Ascending Technology drones and working with Ars Electronica Futurelab, we were able to completely redefine the firework experience, and in the process, I have to tell you we just happened to break a Guinness World record for having the most drones up in the air at the same time with multiple drones controlled by one pilot.

Now I see a future where fireworks and all of their risks and smoke and dirt are thing of the past and they are replaced with shows that have unlimited creativity and potential and powered by drones. This is what it means to reinvent an experience, and it’s only the beginning tonight.

During our time together I am going to show you some amazing experiences and they are all made possible by technology that Intel is going to be bringing to market and our key partners, and they will be coming to you in the next few months. We will take a look at some familiar categories and show you how exciting advances in technology are enabling completely new experiences. We’re going to start with the world of sports and gaming. We’ll spend some time there and then we will move to the area of health and wellness. And lastly, we’re going to spend some time in a broad spectrum area we call creativity.

I’d like to welcome you all to CES 2016, the year of amazing experiences.

So let’s start with sports and gaming. Now the games we all play on our devices are one area where technology has already introduced massive change. It’s gone from being individual events that you did on your own playing against the computer, maybe one or two other people online, the introduction of websites like Twitch and YouTube that have turned gaming into a spectator sport, the rise of e-sports competitions and technology-enabling players to actually contribute to game development. This is the most creative era that e-sports and gaming have ever seen.

Now, in November I had the opportunity to play in a League Of Legends Tournament at Intel Extreme Masters and I have to tell you it was a blast. It’s one of the finest things I’ve done. What became very clear while I was training for this event — as I trained – is that e-sports have become a full-on highly immersive and truly social experience. As soon as you start playing, you hear it, you see it, you truly feel every moment, not that different than all other sports that we all play.

At Intel, we want to make sure that every gamer can take advantage of the full sensory opportunities that gaming can offer. So we built processors that are expressly designed to deliver more performance and more sensation than ever before. Truly the sights, the sound, the feel all on your PC. Now I’m not going to show you the results of my training to demonstrate what I mean — I want to show you on one of the most exciting new games on the market that can give you an immersive experience and that game is Rainbow Six by UbiSoft. And rather than me, I am going to welcome the Co-captain of the CLG Red all female gaming team Stephanie Harvey on stage. She is better known by her handle missharvey. Hello Stephanie.

Stephanie Harvey: Hey!

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Welcome to CES tonight. So I love people who really [press] on our products to the very limit. Can you tell us what you have been up to over the last couple of months?

Stephanie Harvey: Absolutely. As a pro-gamer, we only use Intel chips, and obviously I am not only saying that just because you are my sponsor. We actually know we’re going to get the best frame rates and [the slip] and we need to have the best gaming experience and the best gaming edge in competition and that’s why we use Intel.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So what’s the latest game you have been playing?

Stephanie Harvey: I have been playing Ubisoft’s latest competitive title Rainbow Six Siege. It just came out last month. It’s running on Intel’s latest 6th Gen Core, and Brian, you promised me it was going to be even better than the last Gen, isn’t that right?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Absolutely. In fact, that’s always our promise. But you know, hearing that from me – I mean, I have got to say that but I think you are really the best judge of this. Can you tell me how we did with our 6th Gen Core?

Stephanie Harvey: Let me think about it. I think you guys did awesome. The gaming industry is going through major changes and with amazing Intel hardware taking advantage of Microsoft Windows 10, Gx12 and multi-core support, it’s never been a better time to be a gamer.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Great.

Stephanie Harvey: So why don’t we play some Rainbow Six?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That would be great. I am going to let you play and maybe I will talk a little bit. And I want to embarrass myself more.

So what you’re going to see here is that Stephanie is playing Rainbow Six. She is using a Razer 3-D RealSense camera to remove her background while she live broadcasts on Twitch. If you go on Twitch right now, you can get the band looking here, you can see her actually live broadcasting. Now there is no green screen, there is no special equipment, it’s a small module that allows her to fade out the background and put her face up in a very small inconspicuous corner.

Now what’s also important here is that using the 6th Gen Core, she is seeing no performance loss in her gaming. That’s important because you don’t want to have that performance issue and get fracked and knocked out of the game. Now, Stephanie, I understand you’re going to be live streaming on Twitch all this week from the booth, is that correct?

Stephanie Harvey: Yes, I am doing live here and I will also be live at the Intel CES booth all weekend. You can come play me or not, whatever you like.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks a lot, Stephanie. Thanks for coming on stage tonight. I appreciate it.

So gaming performance has never been better. It’s truly an immersive experience. You can see our faces in there, she is in there playing, she is broadcasting all at a high-performance. But we didn’t want to just stop there. Gaming should not only be immersive, we thought, hey, it should be personal as well.

So using Intel RealSense technology we can now import players directly into the game. So instead of relying on avatars, or computer-generated images you can be in there yourself. And this is what we believe ultra personal gaming is all about. And to show us this tonight, we’ve got Craig on here. Craig, can you just show us a little bit of what you’ve got and what we’re going to do?

Craig: Yes, we’re going to do something amazing. So again on the quest to be the most immersive, the most unique experience for gaming possible, well how about we put you right into the game, does that sound –

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

I think that would be the best game there is if I am in there.

Craig: Well, it’s going to be the Brian Krzanich game, so let’s go ahead and queue this up, and it’s really easy to do so. All I need is a RealSense enabled to and one like this, HP Spectre x2, and I am just going to go ahead and using this 3D capture software to take a little 3D model of my boss here, and this is going to allow us to take the 3D capture and put it right into our game. So as you can see right now I am covering up all of Brian’s skin here and capturing that digitally, so I can go ahead and right into the game after that. So now he’s captured and we’re going to go ahead and take a look at with a separate piece of software, uranium has printed out your digital avatar. Okay, Intel blue jumpsuit, all of that, I mean looking good, right?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Yes, I think it looks great.

Craig: But now we want to take this to the next level and — Uranium that works with many many supported games that we have across, including ones of the most popular type like we have with this beautiful 6th Generation modded PC and according to the theme, we’re going to be playing Bethesda’s Fallout 4, one of the biggest hits this season. And well, if you want to see this live, here we go. Ahh, that look a little familiar?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Yes, I mean that even looks better than my dog too.

Craig: That’s your dog! Okay. So you guys can make the decision. I mean, Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO or rather the apocalyptic wasteland, you guys can – you truly live in the game.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks a lot, Craig.

Craig: Thank you.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So all of that technology is available today. You can do that today with these games. I hope you have seen that e-sports has been elevated to an entirely new level. The experience is personal, it’s immersive, and it’s engaging. So that’s e-sports. We want to extend that to all sports.

Watching sports is already really excited. All of us love to do it. But we wanted to reimagine the experience using cutting-edge technology, creating a world where there’s really no bad seat at home or at the event. We started with a vision: free the spectator to see the action from any angle, anywhere on the playing field. Notice I didn’t say at the stadium or at the event. I said on a field.

The vision is now a reality. I’d like to introduce you to Replay’s 3D video format that captures the sport and the action you love and turns it into a 3D experience that you can now watch on broadcast, in the stadium, or on your PC at home and as if you’re right in the game. It completely changes the experience and what it means to be a spectator. With this technology you will be able to view the game from any angle you want. You will become the director. And I know it’s hard to believe. So let’s take a look at this.

Here is an NBA clip from a marquee matchup between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. We can see LeBron breakaway, he’s got a great stuff there, nice view but it wasn’t very immersive. I didn’t feel like I was there. I didn’t see it. Now here is the same experience that we’re going to see with us really right there using Replay Real 3D technology. I am going to stop, and what perspective do I want to see it from? Replay is giving me the ability to change the highlights and it is no longer just limited to broadcasters. So John here is going to show us that we can do replay on our system at home and using a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, we can relive the top highlights of almost any perspective. We can see he’s choosing where he wants to go and what perspective he wants to see it from. What you’re seeing here is the power to redefine what it means to watch and experience sports. We’re going to put you in the director’s seat. Replay will set a new standard for fans everywhere. Thanks a lot John for showing us that.

Now you saw that with basketball. We are working with Replay to take this to every sport around the world, change the experience, make you the director. That’s how technology is changing how we experience the broadcast.

Now let’s look at how we understand sports in real time. Last year at the CES forum, I introduced you to Intel’s Curie — computer that fit in the size of a button. Curie’s dedicated sensor hub can be used in a variety of exciting ways. You’ve already seen some of those tonight. Since then we’ve been showing the world how Intel Curie works and integrating it into some new experiences. Curie is sampling today and we will ship in volume this quarter for a price below $10.

Now you’ve seen a lot of experiences tonight. I’d like to show you what happens when Curie meets the BMX bike.

Let’s welcome Tyler from Intel to tell us just what’s happening here and what’s going on with Curie and these riders.

Tyler: Yes, certainly, Brian. So what we have is we have two riders, [Paris] and Victor both of them have two sensors on their bike, one on the seat and one on the handlebars. With these we’re able to capture all the acceleration, height, spin, flip of the riders while they perform.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So if I understand that right, your ally is Curie to map these riders out in 3D space and understand everything they do, correct?

Tyler: That’s exactly right, Brian. And we’re able to do it in real time. So if you are up for it, let’s see the technology in action.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

I would love to.

Tyler: All right. [Presentation on bikes on stage] As the athletes move across the stage we are able to virtualize this movement. When they perform their tricks, Curie’s pattern recognition accelerator can classify those tricks in real time. On the left side you see the visualization allowing us to track the riders’ motion across the stage. On the other side of the screen, you see the type of the tricks they are performing. So on this last one, they have to perform the tailwhip which is a 360 degree rotation of the bike and [Paris] performed the big air going 11.9 feet up in the air.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I mean this is an amazing technology, real-time data, all the information, what does this mean for action sports?

Tyler: You know, it’s a big deal. For athletes and coaches, the technology can be used for training and enhancing performances. For the audience, they can gain insights and statistics not previously possible. And of course, it will certainly play a major role in sporting events providing additional tools and engaging viewers and commentators.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So, okay, that’s great. I’d love to see what the riders are able to do next and how this can be demonstrated.

Tyler: Certainly, Brian, we’ve got [Paris] and Victor here, so let’s do another trick.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay.

[Presentation with BMX bikes on stage]

Tyler: Great job, Paris.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, that was great. Now what I want to see is what Victor is going to do next.

Tyler: You know, we do have a special treat for you. So if you are up for it, Brian, we’d love to get you involved as well.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay. What stays in Vegas – or what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right?

Tyler: Certainly, certainly, what do you guys think should we do it? Let’s get to go. Here we go.

[Presentation on BMX bikes on stage]

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

I have to tell you that was awesome. Thanks a lot Tyler for showing us this. Victor, Paris, thank you very much. This is going to be truly amazing. Are you guys going to be at the Intel booth this week?

Tyler: Yep, we will be out at the booth, so make sure you guys come and stop by and see us. We will have amazing athletes performing all throughout the show.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks a lot. See you later, Tyler.

Tyler: Thanks, Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

And you wondered whether our demos were live or not, huh?

So with Curie, we believe we’ve created a technology that is going to change the world of sports. What we’ve just seen not only identifies those amazing BMX tricks, it captures and measures them in real time and gives the information out instantly. And what this can mean for how sports like that are viewed as an audience, what that means for coaches and riders in their training and their actual event is going to be amazing as we move forward. We believe we’re on the cusp of a breakthrough in live sports and the possibilities are enormous. Soon, this is about to change every sport in a very good way we believe.

This new era, though, begins in just a few weeks. You’ll see it first at the Best Showcase in the World for Action Sports – the #XGames Aspen and no one can tell that story better than the world’s leader in sports broadcasting. And I’d like to welcome on stage here tonight the ESPN President and Co-chairman of Disney Media John Skipper.

Welcome on stage tonight, John.

John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

Thank you.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Looks like you have been doing some action sports yourself. Can you just talk a little bit about the history of the X Games so that audience understands them?

John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

I certainly can. I just want to thank you for having me here with you. I do apologize that I couldn’t execute that bike flip myself as we had planned. I do not hold this against you at all. And I am sure we can continue our partnership despite this. And we’re going to start this partnership January 28 at the X Games in Aspen. We have a long history with the X Games, we invented it in 1995 in Rhode Island, the first Winter Olympics — Winter X Games was in the Big Bear Lake in 1997. And we’re very excited to have the technology you saw now and all of events there this year, Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So can you tell us a little bit how have X Games used technology to improve the experience over the last few years with athletes and viewers?

John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

Well, look, we use technology in the X Games, we’ve got a very young audience. I mean these are sports that were basically invented by young people, we invented these games because we want to reach the young and new audience. And this audience wants data and information. They want excitement. The athletes are young, they are excited to actually experiment, they are tech-savvy audience. So it’s a perfect place for us to do that. We have a long history of doing that. We had the very first drones in last year’s live sports for the first time last year. We had the first GoPro camera a few years ago in live sports and debuting Curie this year in the X Games would be a fabulous experience for us, Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So do you see any other possibilities with Intel technology in the X Games moving forward?

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John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

Oh, I think, look, the fact that – and you saw it here with Victor and Paris, I think they were named —  is the idea of seeing real-time data as you can see, they’ll understand the rotations and the spin and the G-forces and the hike would just excite the athletes, it will spur the competition, it will look great on television, it will excite the fans there. So I think this is a big home run for you and I, and I am hopeful, of course, I love seeing the technology before this, and you and I have talked about baseball and football and baseball and what we can do. So I think we will put this technology to great use in January, show what it can do and then have some new ideas.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So, okay, I like to do demos, I’d like to let people see what’s really going on, do you think we can get a sneak peek of X Games –

John Skipper – ESPN President; Co-chairman of Disney Media

I think we don’t do anything [in this highlight] — and well, this is real, so we have one for you here. Thank you very much for having me and allowing us to show this. We’re very excited about this, Brian. Thank you.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks a lot.

[Presentation on X Games]

I’d like to take this again to thank John, you can see you put a lot of effort to come here. Aspen X Games is really going to be fun if you’re going to be there, if you can be there, I will be there. We’re really excited about showcasing this technology.

The Intel Curie enabled technology we shared with you tonight so far has focused on really human interaction with equipment, right, the BMX bikes, the snowboards. But we wanted to take it another step. And so we sought out our partner that could use this technology to transform the human performance.

Tonight, I’m excited to announce a global partnership with a company who can do just that — a company that can give that technology wings. I’m talking, of course, about Red Bull Media House. I’d like to join — have you joined me in welcoming the CTO of Red Bull Media House, Andi Gall.

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Hi.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Hi Andi.

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Good evening everybody.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Hey Andi, first, welcome to CES. It’s a huge part of Red Bull Media Houses — have been built around the creation of an amazing content and experiences. Where does technology fit in to those experiences?

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

In nearly everything. I will give you an example. To be successful in this future technology, we need some success factors. And one is the pathfinder, and you are our technology partner in this. And for example, with your Curie chip, we had a crazy idea and you saw on the clip from ESPN, you saw the Red Bull guys were amazed about the heroes, amazed about technology. And you know what we did –

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

What’s that?

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Our global partnership, we said, okay, let’s try it out. Let’s take in here and do something really crazy and build a prototype and do something and reproduce the clip together. It was the first part of this really really great partnership. By the way you have a great team. And this is a little surprise – let’s take a look to the clip and then see what happen.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, that would be great. Let’s take a look.

[Video Presentation]

So that was an amazing video. That was an amazing entrance. Do you think you could show us something a little more spectacular real time, I’d like live demonstrations? And Andi, maybe you could walk us through what he’s going to do?

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Yes, but first, he has a real chip – not in his body – edge of his body and see what happens and look on the screen, this is live, real live! Let’s go.

[Video Presentation]

You see when he jumped the forces, you see the spin speed and think about what you can do with this kind of live – and at the end we get a lot of great information. And it’s not only the information for the athlete, it’s the information for the channels, it’s the information for the medicine, for the coaches. So we asked our heroes, we invite them and had millions of ideas how to use your technology, so in this partnership I am really sure we can be really brain heroes.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

I would 100% agree, Jason. I have one more big trick – big trick, please.

Jason: And see what happens live.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Jason, now it’s amazing. I’ve got to tell you that was just amazing. That was fantastic, above my expectations, and look at that, data is right up there, and amazing. Thank you very much.

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

So do I need to explain more, no, it’s live. Real live in combination and as I said, we have multiple possibilities to offer this data. For example for channel, for medicine, for coaches, so we love to get your data and by the way one of the next success factors is innovation. And this is I think a part of our DNA and also of our experiment. And therefore the answer is very easy. We love technology, we love to experiment, we love to invite brain heroes to do such things.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Well, thanks a lot. Andi, I am looking forward to the partnership between Intel and Red Bull Media House. I think we have a fantastic set of opportunities as we look forward. Thank you again.

Andi Gall – CTO, Red Bull Media House

Thank you. And by the way, you will be surprised – we will have a little surprise during the year but it’s a secret but you can trust me. We will use Curie as a little gadget and part of the keys to success. Thank you much.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thank you very much, Andi. See you later.

Okay. Here we have seen BMX, we’ve seen snowboarding, and we’ve seen a phenomenal show by Jason on free-running. They were all redefined by the Intel Curie technology, all transferring data real time and giving us a different experience. This is the start of a dramatic revolution in sports as I have said before. Our hope is to bring this technology to every type of athletic events with many more partners. We believe this will change how we view sports, how they are judged and even how people train and how people like you and I use and improve our own skill sets.

But there’s still one thing that combines the power of technology with a unique viewing experience, and that starts up in the air. Last year I showed you some very advanced but relatively expensive drones that could see and respond to their environment. They could do this safely and intelligently. And remember we walked them through an obstacle course.

Well, tonight we’re going to take that technology to its natural next set. I’m excited to show you tonight the world’s first truly intelligent consumer drone — the Yuneec Typhoon H with RealSense. This drone is built with the end-user in mind. You can use it right out of the box, it’s ready to fly. It has best-in-class features. It has collapsible propellers, so it can be compactly stored. It has retractable landing gear. It has a 4K camera and one of the best features I’ve found is a built-in display and the controller, so you can see what the drone is seeing real time conveniently and as part of the system.

But what truly distinguishes this drone from all the other drones that are out there is the Intel RealSense module. Using an Intel RealSense camera and an Intel CPU with a collision avoidance technology we’ve developed with Ascending Technologies, this drone goes everywhere. It goes in the woods, it grows around trees, it can navigate any obstacle. This is the world’s most advanced collision avoidance system in a consumer done. It’s designed for real outdoor experiences. It’s light, it’s portable, it goes in the back path and it truly understands its environment.

But it’s one thing to see a drone up on a pedestal, that’s easy. It’s another to see it in action. What we’ve done again is built the equivalent of an outdoor GPS inside, then we marked up a short mountain bike trail. I challenged our demo team to prove that the Yuneec drone can follow a rider even when confronted obstacles like fake trees. So what you see is the drone not being piloted by anybody but simply optically following the biker. Now it’s in a lead mode. You’ll see the drone’s actually in front of the biker avoiding the trees. Now as the biker gets around to the end of his course, you will see the drone automatically just waits and flips and goes into follow me mode.

Now drone without RealSense would have no way to avoid these obstacles and to capture the image real time. But this drone is different, and it can react to obstacles real time. So let’s see what happens if we put out a real time obstacle. You see the drone was able to stop and wait and go around that obstacle as well, following the rider all the time. Any other commercial drone out there would have crashed into a tree.

Now of course, with live demo, we also wanted to put the Yuneec to the test in the real world, because that’s the demo stage. So we sent a film crew down in Mexico last month to see how the drone would do. Let’s take a look at it in real live.

[Live demo]

So I am pleased to announce that the Yuneec Typhoon H with RealSense technology will be available in the first half of 2016. And what’s equally as important at a price of less than $2000. We’re truly excited about drones. We’re truly excited about drones for many reasons and see an endless use in sports and beyond that will capitalize on this technology. We believe we are truly on the verge of a drone revolution and this technology is what will fuel that.

Okay. So wrapping up sports and gaming, you can see how we’ve enhanced almost every experience you can imagine, making them immersive and personal and real time.

So now let’s move to our next set of experiences: health and wellness. Technology is changing the landscape of health and wellness in groundbreaking new ways. It can change the way healthcare is delivered, improve treatment, provide the answers to the challenges of our aging society. This is truly a new frontier for innovation.

But all healthcare starts with staying fit. And just over a year ago, we announced that Intel would be working with Luxottica on smart eyewear. I’m excited to share a sneak peek tonight of the product we’ve been working on with one of Luxottica’s most popular brands Oakley. This remarkable technology can be used by anyone – athletes who want to raise the bar, people who want to track their activities, anyone that wants to set a personal goal. How cool would it be to have a coach right there with you?

[Video Presentation]

So ladies and gentlemen, let’s welcome the star of our video, three time Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander. Craig, welcome to CES. Okay, I’ve got to tell you that looked like a pretty hard workout. But it appeared that Radar Pace was actually coaching you along the way, giving you feedback real time.

Craig Alexander: The funny thing is all successful endurance athletes follow a simple formula. They pick the right plan and then try to stick with it until rest day. Now it sounds simple but in reality training gets complicated.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So, okay, you used the word complicated. I hear that a lot. So what does that mean to you complicated?

Craig Alexander: You know, technology has dramatically changed the way athletes train and today we can get data on just about anything. The challenge with data is it requires interpretation to be meaningful. There is a lot of devices out there that can track our heart rate, or pair up, put out cadence but they’re just delivering data. As an athlete, I need to know what that data means and how to respond within the moment. This is why most endurance athletes have a coach.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay. So Radar part chases and just giving you preset instructions, it’s really looking at the data and responding to your workout real-time, correct?

Craig Alexander: Exactly. So we are on out for a runner ride, this is as if have a live coach alongside and telling me what to do, when to do it, how to do it and then evaluating whether I’m doing right and giving me feedback on how to do it better.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay. So now you’re an endurance athlete. I am glad that was your workout, not mine. What if you’re just a busy guy like myself and you just like to get a 5K in once in a while, is that going to help me?

Craig Alexander: That’s the genius of Radar Pace. It is just to any level of athlete and any workout. So from a serious runner training for a race to a cyclist, to a person pushing themselves in their morning workout.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So the other thing I noticed from the video — you didn’t have to swipe hands or touch anything, it’s like we’re just responding to you — talking to, is that true?

Craig Alexander: Absolutely. Okay, Radar, what’s my workout today?

[Radar: You are going 15 miles, climbing 1200 feet and will do 16 medium hills]

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So first, I am glad that’s your workout and not mine for today. I have to tell you. So it’s completely customized for you, thank God. I think Oakley has really pushed the sports performance to the limits here. I couldn’t imagine a better endorsement than what you’ve given us here tonight.

Craig Alexander: Thanks, Brian. I think people are really going to love this.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thank you very much, Craig for coming by.

So we’ve now seen the power of a personal coach integrated right into the product of a world-class sports performance brand with the Oakley Radar Pace. And Craig gave us a great example of its use. Now you can have your own personal coach pushing you along, hopefully getting that same distance and not time when Radar Pace launches in late 2016. So this is where sports training is headed. You are no longer on your own. You have a coach there with you, helping you truly get better.

Now fitness isn’t really a new trend. The next company I am going to bring on here as a partner has been around for 110 years, giving us all the opportunity to live more active and healthy lives. And here to talk about this new partnership is Rob DeMartini, CEO of New Balance.

Hey Rob, welcome to CES. You know, I don’t know of a lot of people know New Balance’s history and their rich data that you have on your background. Can you tell us a little bit about New Balance?

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

Sure. First of all, thank you, Brian for having me here. New Balance has a 110-year heritage of product and innovation in the running category. We remain a private company focused on the athlete and we also continue to manufacture here in the U.S. which is a fact we’re proud of and sets us apart from our competitor.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That’s great.

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

At New Balance, we let the results do the talking and by that we mean your results — the athletic results that our products help you achieve. Our owners Jim and Davis have created a culture where our associates possess the courage to do it the right way and not follow the crowd. Our associates are runners and athletes, and that means we know what runners want and they want to be untethered and uninhibited so they can push their training to the limit — to break free of carrying their cellphone on a run or to be free of all wires altogether.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I think you have some news for us to share today. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

Yes, I am not just here to tell you about our brand history, I am here to announce a new division at New Balance, Brian, called digital sport. Digital sport will focus on understanding, motivating and improving the lives of athletes through digital experiences and wearable technologies. We’re also announcing a partnership with Intel to provide the technologies to bring these devices and experiences to life. And we’re honored to share the stage with Intel. This is just the beginning of a relationship that I’m convinced, Brian, will better the lives of athletes everywhere.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks, Rob. Now I know you’ve also introduced some real breakthroughs in running shoes, and you brought the possibility of 3D printing to shoe design. And in fact, everyone, I’m wearing a pair of these right now. Can you tell the audience what makes these so special?

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

I can. We’ve been working with 3D printing for a long time and recently we started experimenting with Intel’s RealSense to see if we could create 3D images of the foot that create a truly personalized running shoe. And we found the possibilities for design were incredible. I am actually wearing the same shoes you are.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So you look good.

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

You look good. They look fast, I am not sure compared to Craig. This is just one example of how our expertise in manufacturing mixed with Intel’s technology can really improve the lives of athletes.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I have to tell you I have been wearing these for a while now. They are incredibly comfortable. But what people really want to know is when will they be on market and when can the average person come get them?

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

That’s a great question. We plan to retail our performance running shoe this April in Boston in a limited way and those yet won’t be customized. But it’s really just the beginning. As personalization takes the next step and as 3D ecosystem gains steam, we’re envisioning being able to print these in-store or in consumer’s homes.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I understand there is one more product we’re working on together.

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

Yes, we’ve really enjoyed working with Intel to create a smartwatch – a smartwatch designed by runners, for runners will be launched in the holiday season this year. We think it’s going to redefine the athletic experience. New Balance is dedicated to creating real products that can help athletes focus on their training so they can constantly improve performance. Digital sport is working on what’s next and we’re excited to work with Intel where the intersection of your technology and our athletic products can bring these things to life.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So thanks a lot, Rob. I think this is just going to be a great partnership. I think the products we’re going to build together are going to be fantastic. I really like to thank you for coming here on stage with us tonight and sharing this with us.

Rob DeMartini – CEO, New Balance

Brian, thank you very much.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thank you. So technology is changing the way we think about health and wellness. With more data we can truly make smarter decisions. Of course, this goes beyond exercise. So we wanted to think about how technology can truly advance wellness in the workplace as well. And one of the most interesting developments is bringing technology to one of the oldest safety devices – hard hat. To show us, I’d like you to welcome on stage here with me, the Founder and CEO of DAQRI, Brian Mullins.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

Hi Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Hey there, Brian. Okay. So after 30 years of work in Intel’s factories, I know about this hard hat but that’s not really new technology.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

That’s right. That’s the past. This is the future. I am excited to be here tonight to show off the new DAQRI Smart Helmet. And we’ve been working with Intel to redesign the helmet from the ground up. The result is an extremely powerful piece of technology. It has a 6th Generation Intel Core M7 processor and RealSense camera technology built right into the helmet.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That’s amazing, that’s an amazing amount of technology and this is truly different.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

That’s right. We think we’re changing the way that people think about safety and it’s going to have a dramatic impact on workers. And it’s something that you really have to see. So Sam here, our industrial worker, he’s going to show us how powerful the helmet can be. Now normally the Smart Helmet is wireless but we’ve attached the cables so the audience can see exactly what Sam is seeing. Here the Smart Helmet is recognizing the equipment Sam is working with, and it’s going to use computer enhanced vision to actually read the gauges of the equipment. If you look, it’s identified the potentially dangerous pressure problem. So it’s going to use augmented reality to give Sam a step-by-step work instructions to fix the problem. Knowing what steps to take and in what order can reduce the time and increase the safety of these activities.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

It’s amazing, I mean it’s truly an amazing system.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

Thanks. And when it’s done, it’s actually going to help — helps them order a replacement part. But that’s not all. Let’s show you another aspect of the DAQRI Smart Helmet. If you look on the adjacent wall, there is another set of equipment and from outward appearances everything looks fine. But let’s switch on the thermal vision. With this, it’s like giving the worker X-ray vision. He can actually see through objects and identify potential problems before they occur in electrical, mechanical and even plumbing systems. And doing that without touching it adds a whole new dimension of safety.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So this is obviously a major expansion of what workplace safety looks like, and without this helmet, Sam would’ve missed a lot of information and put himself in a lot more risk.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

Exactly. Workplace safety today is about understanding the environment that the worker is in.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So, okay, I got to ask – when can workers expect this?

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

That’s the most exciting part. The new DAQRI Smart Helmet starts shipping to our tier 1 partners today.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Wow, that’s fantastic, Sam. Brian, Sam, thank you.

Brian Mullins – Founder and CEO, DAQRI

Thanks, Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Now you really have to experience on yourself to get the full feeling of it and come by the Intel booth all this week, the DAQRI helmet will be there and you can use it in person and see what it’s like to have that experience.

So I have shown you how technology is changing how we experience sports and gaming, health and wellness. I’d like to turn to something that changes the world in an entirely different way. And that’s enhancing the creative experience. Technology has become a catalyst for a new age of creativity. The engine behind entirely new experiences in the worlds of fashion, music, art, and my favorite area – the maker movement.

I’d like to start with how it’s going to change music. Music expresses emotions and it tells stories. It creates memories. It defines cultures and it provides personal expression. So we brought Intel technology to one of the most creative composers working at the leading edge of composition and technology. And that composer is A.R. Rahman. You may know A.R. from his work on Slum Dog Millionaire and pretty much every Bollywood blockbuster out there. And we gave him Intel Curie and let his imagination run wild to transform the experience of music. To show you, I’d like to welcome famed musician and two-time Oscar and Golden Globe award winner A.R. Rahman to the stage at CES.

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Welcome to CES, A.R. So can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve been up to?

A.R. Rahman: I have been working on this model composition backstage and so I have been using this for the past one year, and the boys have been very kind to incorporate all my requests. So it’s something that is – [music]

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, so I am hearing music, there is no instruments, there is no other musicians. Can you tell us a little bit about what’s happening here?

A.R. Rahman: So these bands have the Intel Curie technology and what it does is it kind of senses my gestures and transfers that into media data, and it goes to the computer on one of the softwares and changes that into music.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Got it. So that’s – and you’ve been using this in your concerts for a while now, correct?

A.R. Rahman: Yes. We had a tour last year all over the US and I used this technology and people seemed to be very excited.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Fantastic. Can you show us a little bit more on that?

A.R. Rahman: Yes, I would like to invite Kevin to show some more of this. Kevin is here.

[Music]

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So finally every teenager’s dream — an air guitar that actually works.

A.R. Rahman: Absolutely, absolutely. It’s kind of like pushing the boundaries and see what else is there because this might trigger a new way of composing, a new way of tune, traditional piano music kind of feel. But the more you use this kind of things one day it will be like I will be probably without any instrument and be having this for a concert.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I think there is some way we can get the audience engaged, do you think we could do that now?

A.R. Rahman: Yes. After this we’re going to perform again hopefully. And so I want to teach a few dance moves. I am not a dancer but so one is this – and the next one is a bulk. And this –

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So okay, now you guys are all going to be part of A.R. band later on. That’s correct, right?

A.R. Rahman: Absolutely.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

All right. A.R. thank you for showing us this and we look forward to you later on in the show.

A.R. Rahman: Great, see you then.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, so I want you to remember the waves, the twist and the pump, right. You will use those later on and be part of the experience.

A.R. is a true pioneer when you think about it. He’s shown us the future of live music where we are immersed and part of the experience and you will have that experience later on.

We see endless possibilities for transforming the experiences of music using this Intel technology. We thought now we’ve transformed music’s biggest stage. We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with The Recording Academy. For over 50 years, the Academy and the Grammy Awards have built a rich legacy and truly global brand recognizing the best in music. Using some of Intel’s technology you just saw, we want to transform the music experience during Grammy week. To launch the first of these experiences, we collaborated with six-time Grammy Award winner, putting the world’s most innovative technology in the hands of one of the world’s most innovative artists. But rather than me have — me tell you, I thought we’d leave it to her to tell you about the work we’ve done together.

[Video Presentation]

Our technology is truly unleashing a level of creativity that could never be expressed before. I think you are all going to be literally blown away as we unleash this technology during Grammy Week in February.

Now creativity can take many shapes and apply to many many different platforms. And tonight, I’d like to show you a platform for creation that we are introducing for the first time, tonight.

We’ve teamed up with Xiaomi, one of China’s leading manufacturers of smart and connected devices, and one of its portfolio companies Ninebot. The innovative engineers from Ninebot and the technology acquired from Segway has given rise to a brand-new platform. We gave you a preview of this amazing device at the top of the show, and it’s called a personal transporter.

Okay, Craig, so you’ve gotten pretty good at moving the rounds, can you make it stop?

Craig: Oh, I can make it stop, make it go, I can moonwalk on this thing if you want, it’s pretty agile, I kind of like it. But this particular self-balancing transportation vehicle actually has a real unique trick of its leap, is that this one transform into your own personal robot.

[Robot: Hello world! It’s been one hours and 12 minutes since I’d last seen the world. Good to be back]

Craig: We missed you, too.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So – okay, this is cool. What else can this device do?

Craig: Well, because it’s an open platform, Brian, we can pretty much program it with a little know-how to do anything that we want. So, okay, you can hear that alarm, let me give you a specific example. So that alarm is actually our automatic connected home door, a sensor, alerting us that someone is actually in our front corridor. So, you know, if we’re away from home we would go ahead and get an alert, or maybe we’re on the couch watching the game but we don’t want to get up, if I had my own personal assisted robot, wouldn’t I just let that guy go directly to the door and see who is there for me?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That would be me. I would love to not get up off the couch and just to have something go tell me who is there. That would be my perfect world.

Craig: Yep, and the Segway robot has a ton of really cool features like voice recognition and also you can see a streaming video all the way as it comes up to the door, oh, well, who do we have there? It looks like we have Lee who is the inventor from NineBot of the Segway Robot. And well, the robot is just going to go ahead and escort him back over into the living room here, and say, hi.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So since we know who Lee was, we are okay with him entering our house and watching the game with us.

Craig: Yes, otherwise the robot would just kick him out. But that’s the beauty of having an incredibly intelligent as well as connected platform is that with an Intel Atom processor as well as the RealSense camera that we have built in, all of it’s able to take all of the vision, have all the smarts and all of the balance to really do an autonomous run without knocking all over the lens in your house.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Right, and I think that’s important, right? That was a live demo using RealSense navigating this furniture real time. So, hey Lee, first, welcome to CES. You’ve got a great invention here. I have been using these around my house and the office. But what else can this robot do?

Lee: Oh, I have something, I have the gadgets for robot. We have designed this robot to be extendable, can design an attachment accessories to it. For example, this robot arm. Let me show you.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, that would be great. So the most important thing is that we designed the Segway to be an open platform and that’s why it’s in the creativity section. Its developers worldwide can innovate on top of this platform and this design to come up with all kinds of cool new usage and applications. It will truly be an open framework. Every inventor can also develop tools and software in other devices that can interact with the Segway. So Lee, now that it has arms, can you show us what we can do?

Lee: Sure. Okay, Segway, you have arms.

[Robot: Are those my arms? Awesome.]

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay, so we’ve got – we can ride it, it can navigate, it’s got arms, what else can it do, can you do anything else yet, Lee?

Lee: Yes, I can do a lot of things, can show you like how it follows me.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That would be great.

Lee: Okay. Okay, Segway, follow me.

[Robot: Okay. Hello]

Lee: Hello, come.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Now what’s important here is it’s not following its phone, it’s following something he has in his pocket. It choose the RealSense camera to actually image Lee and follow him directly. And this is what makes this robot very different. Lee, thanks for coming on stage. Craig, thank you, and Segway Robot, thank you.

Now just like everything else tonight, that was all live, that was all real time. What’s really exciting is developers can start creating on the Segway Robot with the developer kit release in the second half of 2016. And after this it will become a consumer product. We believe this is the beginning of a new ecosystem, one, where robots can actually be open platforms, be developed and become useful partners.

Now what would a conversation about creativity be without talking about fashion? The fashion industry has always been on the leading edge of innovation. And one designer we’ve been collaborating with is ready to join us here tonight. So I’d like you to welcome on stage here at CES, the CEO of Chromat, Becca McCharen, CEO of Chromat

Hi Becca, welcome to CES. Also, thanks for taking some time out. I know you are right in the throes of getting ready for Fashion Week in a couple of weeks here at New York. Can you tell us a little bit about your vision for Chromat as a company?

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Well, thank you so much for having me, Brian. I know you’ve become a Fashion Week regular, so it’s really exciting to be here at CES, the technology world’s equivalent of Fashion Week. So a bit about me, Chromat started in 2010 as an extension of my background in architecture. And this math-based structural language is the foundation of every garment that we design. So it’s been a natural progression integrating fashion technology with Intel.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So can you tell us a little bit about how you’ve used technology to really integrate into your designs?

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Well, what I love about Intel is that you guys have so many systems woven into all different areas of fashion, from the systems that drive 3D body scanning to printing a fast prototype garments to the Curie module that is integrated into Chromat’s designs. Intel products have opened up a world of possibilities in fashion.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I’m – it’s interesting your technology background of architecture and math but still it’s fashion meets technology with Chromat and Intel. Can you tell us what has been like to work together so far?

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Sure. I mean Brian, our worlds are not so different. We are creators, we are innovators that thrive on breaking down barriers. I am an architect, a designer and I am driven to empower women of every race and every size through clothing that makes them feel like the strongest, most powerful version of themselves. And Intel has allowed me to expand what is possible in this realm.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So what I’d really like to do tonight is show the audience, if we can, some of the things you really created and invented so far?

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Sure. So last season at Fashion Week we introduced two editorial proofs of concept, that were the showpieces of our collection, inspired by the idea that clothing should adapt and respond to the body. So first, we have the Adrenaline Dress. So the dress senses when the wearer’s feeling adrenaline and it triggers shape memory alloys flexing up which expands the dress into augmented hourglass shape in kind of a fight or flight mode. So the Intel Curie module is interpreting the signals from the body and triggering the mechanism. And the dress is fully 3D printed with — in collaboration with designer Francis Bitonti and it’s got 360 individual moving carbon fiber framework parts. Thank you, Shelby.

Next up, we have Aeros Sports Bra. The Aeros Sports Bra is inspired by wind, air and flight. The Intel Curie module takes sensor input from the body and it senses when user is feeling perspiration, respiration and rising body temperature. And when it knows you are heating up, it triggers shape memory alloy which opens the veins that allow the wearer to cool down their body, so they can prevent overheating and achieve their max performance. Thank you, Sabrina.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So I have to say those were fantastic. Can you tell us a little bit what’s next for Intel and Chromat, Becca?

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

Brian, there are so many possibilities. Intel is, like I feel like fashion technology is just at the beginning. There’s so much left to be discovered. And I’m really excited to continue to collaborate with Intel on some exciting projects for Fashion Week. So visit our Intel booth and be sure and stay tuned for details and watch Chromat’s New York fashion show in February to see what’s next.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

I’m looking forward to it. I will be there at Fashion Week. Thank you very much.

Becca McCharen – CEO, Chromat

See you, then. Thanks so much.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Okay. I am going to shift gears a little bit. I know you guys all love the fashion shows. But let’s shift gears and talk about something that’s very close to my heart and that’s the maker movement.

At Intel’s Developer Forum in August, we announced America’s Greatest Maker, an effort to accelerate the amazing innovation underway across the U.S. every day. It’s been six months since we made that announcement. So I thought we’d first do a little check-in of what’s going on.

[Video Presentation]

So to tell everyone even more about what’s going on with the Greatest Maker, please welcome the President of MGM Television and Digital Group, Mark Burnett to the stage at CES.

Hey there, Mark. So good to see you again. So from my perspective, I’ve been watching the America’s Greatest Maker effort. It’s looking great. But what I wanted to do is have you tell the audience how it looks from your side?

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

Well, by the way you are the first public group to ever see the footage. I am loving the show. I love this maker community. Thousands of teams of makers applied to our show. We selected, as you heard, the top 24 and their ideas run the gamut, it’s medical ideas, gaming ideas, fashion ideas, there is one group or even great – a tech component which is actually to help improve the food supply, so the cattle out there, is a device that helps track herds of cows, improve the food supply, it’s an absolutely fun show and I am loving being in this community.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So you are a producer of quite a few shows, lot of shows I watch all the time, Survivor, Shark Tank. How is this one different than those?

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

Well, as you know from working, we can see this is more than a TV show. There is a TV show element and will be on TBS but this content much more than show, they’re across all of Turner’s digital assets – their sports, their business and news, and also will be up on our site which is americasgreatestmakers.com, which is live right now.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

That’s fantastic. So we’ve got the hashtag up there. So I truly believe, Mark, that this is going to be the next big thing and it’s going to come out of this community, the innovation there is fantastic. Why are some of the teams that inspired you other than – we heard about the cow, are there any ones that really inspired you?

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

There is another great team, that’s called Grush, and there is dog kits, they’ve been around little kids. Very hard, that was the brush, let’s see. This is technology that combines electric toothbrush with a game, says the kid is brushing their teeth as he play a game live with little monsters on their teeth and as they rush the monsters off and get their teeth there, they get more and more points, very very fun.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

So when can we see this do you think?

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

This will be on in the spring.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thank you so much, Mark, for coming on and talking about this thing.

Mark Burnett – President, MGM Television and Digital Group

Thanks everybody.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corporation

Thanks for coming to CES.

We are super excited about working with Mark and his team to find America’s Greatest Maker. Mark reminds us that across this country and around the world, technology is opening up the door to more forms of expression and creativity than ever imagined before. Technology truly unleashes the creativity inside all of us, inspiring to invent, to explore and to truly feel human. And as we enjoy the experiences that our technology enables, we must take a step back though and look at the human experience. As technology becomes more and more integrated in part of people’s lives, lives around the world, the responsibility to be a leader in every sense grows for this audience.

Now I have been on stage at CES twice before and each time I’ve used this opportunity to raise an issue that matters to people around the world. Rather than bring a new one this year, I thought I’d take a moment and update you on the commitments that we’d already made because I believe that commitments need to be followed through.

Last year, I announced the commitment by Intel to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our U.S. workforce by the year 2020. I also announced a $300 million investment to support this goal. I did this for one simple reason. If we want the technology industry to define the future, we must be representative of that future. We must represent the consumers and the populations we serve. And this genuinely leads to better business results.

This can’t be just an aspiration and something that just hangs out there. It has to be an accountable plan. This year, or actually last year in 2015, we at Intel set two goals and we tied those goals to every employee in the company’s pay. We wanted to make sure that at least 40% of the hires that came into Intel were women and underrepresented minorities. And we wanted to make real improvements in the retention rate of those same employees and diverse talent.

I’m here to tell you we achieved both goals. 43% of our new hires at Intel were women and underrepresented minorities. And this year the retention rate among diverse employees was on parity with non-diverse employees, a truly remarkable improvement over the last year. In 2016, you’ll see us take on new goals and introduce new initiatives to advance diversity inclusion, because our work is not done. Hiring and retention are just pieces of the overall picture.

We will also continue to invest in the future of the technology industry with programs to get more students into STEM education, like our initiative with Oakland Unified School District. And you can learn more about all of these efforts and things we’re learning in our diversity and inclusion semiannual report. We’re going to do this twice a year now which will launch on February 3 of this year.

Of course, if we truly want to change the landscape of inclusion in technology, there are other things we have to do. And so we also have to address an issue that hits all of us, and that is online harassment. Together as an industry, online harassment has become more pervasive and more vicious than ever before. If we are to succeed in a smart and connected world, we must remember that behind every device, every game, every connection, every tweet, is a real person, a real person with real feelings and real needs for safety and inclusion. That’s why this Thursday, Intel, Vox Media, Re/code and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation are coming together to invite tech and media leaders across the industry to co-create an industry-wide initiative to fight online harassment and provide a safer, more inclusive online experience for everyone.

There’s far more to do but I am confident that we will stand up on this stage in 2020 and tell you we’ve not only met our goal of full representation but we’ve truly changed the dynamic in our industry and beyond.

But diversity and inclusion isn’t the only issue we’ve taken on here at CES. Two years ago, I had the honor to talk about an issue that affects nearly every consumer device, and that was conflict minerals. Tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold are the ingredients of almost every consumer electronic and originate in places with unimaginable human conditions. Let me remind you how important this reality is.

[Video Presentation]

What you just saw was a clip from an upcoming documentary Merci Congo by the filmmaker Paul Freedman who is actually in the audience with us here tonight. I encourage you all to go to their website and learn more. It’s truly an incredible story.

When we learned about conflict minerals, we knew we had to take action. And Intel teamed up with the Enough Project to understand this issue, scrub the supply chain, help put out more sustainable processes, and make every Intel processor we ship conflict free. We achieved that goal in 2014 and then we raised the bar by promising that in 2016 every product, every processor, every modem, every device, every system we ship, everything we sell will be conflict free.

Today I’m truly excited to announce to you that we will achieve this goal. In 2016 every product that Intel ships will be conflict free. And you can look for the conflict free symbol starting in Q2 on all of our products to be confident that you’re doing your part to improve the human experience. This accomplishment supports the people who are on the ground in the DRC to improve their human experience and their quality of life.

This journey never really ends, though. New products are always on the horizon. You’ve seen many of them tonight. And areas of conflict will always exist. But we will always be in pursuit of a conflict-free environment at Intel. My hope is that Intel can influence an entirely new and different way of doing business, and all of this that you’ve heard tonight.

Together we can change the world. We can make this a better place with our technology. Yes, when you look at this in its entirety, our challenges are complex. But with challenges come amazing opportunity and hope. At Intel, it’s our mission to improve the lives of every person on the planet through their experiences with technology. When smart dedicated people come together, we can create experiences that change the world.

To end tonight, I want to end with celebration and to celebrate the possible. So I’d like to bring back on stage A.R. Rahman and our Intel Curie bands – remember, you’re part in the band — to inspire us all through music that has influenced millions of people worldwide. And that’s the end of my time here. Thank you and have a wonderful CES and enjoy the show.

A.R. Thank you.

[A.R. Rahman show]

 

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