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Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich Keynote at CES 2015 (Full Transcript)

Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich gave his keynote address on January 6, 2015, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas. If you missed it, below is the full transcript of the talk…

Key speakers:

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

Colin Angle – CEO, iRobot

Jan Stumpf – CEO, Ascending Technologies

Colin Baden – CEO, Oakley


Listen to the MP3 Audio: Brian Krzanich, Intel – Keynote CES 2015

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Electronics Association, Gary Shapiro.

Gary Shapiro – President and CEO, CEA

Good afternoon. Wow! What you just saw was a great example of the amazing experiences that Intel has been bringing to consumer technology over the years. No company has done more to shape modern computing. From the most powerful supercomputers in the world to intelligent wearable devices, Intel makes modern technology possible.

Last year, when Brian Krzanich, who is here, he did more than deliver the kickoff keynote address. He introduced what would become the hallmarks of consumer technology in 2014. So when we started thinking about CES 2015, we knew that the keynote stage would be incomplete without having Intel back.

Not only does Intel design and manufacture some of the world’s most sophisticated technology and a vision of what is coming next and how it will change our everyday lives. When Intel comes to CES, not only do they bring great products, they bring the defining ideas for the whole industry.

So ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming back to the keynote stage, the Chief Executive of Intel, Brian Krzanich.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Thank you everybody. I am really excited to be here for my second year in a row. CES is the place we all come to talk about technology today. But almost more importantly, how it will shape the future of tomorrow.

Tonight, I am going to show you some amazing experiences now possible because of technology Intel is bringing to life. We’re at the beginning of something big, something new and something exciting. I feel that 2015 is truly a unique year. It’s the beginning of the next technology consumer wave.

The last time we’ve seen a wave of change this big was exactly 20 years ago today.

[Video Presentation: The year is 1995. A Revolution – consumer computing is about to unfold. Intel launches the Pentium Pro Processor, powering a new generation of consumer applications. With the first commercial browsers, consumers discover the power of the worldwide web. The first search engines appeared, making it easy to explore the web. The era of e-commerce is born. Intel introduces USB, creating an industry standard for connecting devices and sharing files.

Together these technologies launched the first web of consumer computing that enabled richer experiences, unleashed mobility, expanded possibilities, brought us closer together and enriched our lives.

Today, we stand on the threshold of the next revolution, made possible by innovations that will soon deliver amazing experiences that are even more personal, connected and intelligent. Welcome to 2015 experience – amazing. ]

1995 was a watershed moment in consumer technology. But 2015 will be another important turning point. We’re going from a two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional world. This additional dimension will change how we experience computing.

What we’re going to show you tonight are the three forces shaping this next technology wave. The first of those forces is what we call computing unleashed. Until now we’ve been limited to two dimensions with a keyboard and a mouse and a flat screen that becomes unwired three dimensions. Intelligence everywhere, when everything can become smart and connected. And then lastly, the wearable revolution, the next phase in mobile computing, when mobile computing truly becomes personal.

We’re going to show you demos again tonight that haven’t been shown anywhere else, straight out of the labs and every one of them will be live.

Computing Unleashed

So let’s talk about the first force. Up until now, computing has been defined by the interaction with the screen, a mouse and a keyboard and you are limited to just really flat surfaces that you could, at most, adjust change interact. But this is about to change.

We’re going to experience computing unleashed where computing gains a new dimension, from that two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional world. Computers are gaining senses. They’re going to be able to see and hear and that will result in their ability to understand. They’re becoming wire free, giving new meaning to portable and mobile.

So I’d like to show you some of that technology here tonight. Perhaps you’ve heard or seen RealSense technology. It understands us much more naturally. You saw it in the preshow event, displaying the dancers and the musicians.

RealSense can be extended into every facet of our lives. Unlike most cameras, RealSense can see and understand depth. Let’s start with something basic. How we edit the typical photos that we take every day and how RealSense can truly change this experience.

We integrated RealSense into the world’s thinnest tablet, the Dell Venue 8 7000. This tablet is 6 millimeters thin – the thinnest tablet available today. It also has the first of the 3D RealSense capabilities. Rather than show you the tablet, we thought we would show you some real-life examples.

So if you look on the screen, we took this picture on the [Vegas] strip earlier this week, pretty typical picture you might take with your family. But what RealSense allows you to do is after you’ve taken the picture, you can adjust, you can adapt to this photo. So this one I am going to show how you can adjust the focus.

So first, I am going to focus on the Las Vegas sun, I simply tab on that. You see that it becomes the central point of focus. But I have to say, no, I don’t really want the Vegas sun, what I really wanted was the people in the forefront. They were my relatives, although they were facing me. Now I just changed the focus by simply touching on it. I can print these, I can send those. I can do whatever I want with them at whatever mode.

So that’s a pretty simple app. Let me show you another one. We took a picture earlier, my favorite gelato here. And again because RealSense understands depth, we left it black and white but let’s say, we want to add color, we want to add color as we go along, the length of the gelato, I simply scan along here and as it goes further and further back, I add the color back in. And I can continue to adjust this, whatever level and depth and degree I want. This changes how people edit and use photography. It’s quick, it’s instant and it’s integrated right into the tablet you already want to carry.

The Dell Venue 8 is on shelves this month for $399. In addition, it won the Best of CES for innovation for the 2015.

We’ve shown you now RealSense snapshot. Now let’s look at the RealSense 3D camera. We’ve given the PC eyes and ears, letting it interact with you more naturally. So let’s use an example, that’s a practical example and many of us experience every day.

Let’s talk to our cook Chuck here and have him show us how RealSense applies here.

Chuck: Hey, Brian, how is it going?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Good, Chuck. How is it going?

Chuck: Going great. But you showed the RealSense camera and its amazing things with pictures but it’s capable of so much more. In fact, it can probably help you in places you never even thought of, like the kitchen.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Yep, I agree.

Chuck: So I found the great mouthwatering recipe for wings on the Food Network website. So I brought my laptop. I want to show you – well –

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

It looks like my daughter’s laptop at the time, yes.

Chuck: Yeah. This is what happens when you bring your laptop into the kitchen and use it with [yolky] fingers, right? So RealSense can take care that whole thing for you. Let me show you. So I have a clip of this recipe to make wings. So using my voice on the start of that clip, play video – so it seems pretty simple. I take my spices, put them all into the bowl, mix them up here, cooking is really not that hard.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

No, it’s not.

Chuck: Say I take my chicken, added to the bowl, add my spices, I can mix it all up here. Now you don’t need this video, well, I think I got this part down. So stopped video. So you can see, got my chicken, it’s all marinated here, I got the dry rub going. I really want to see what’s the next step in the recipe.

So using the RealSense camera, I can prevent that. So you’re able to bring that recipe right in. If I want to scroll to the end, I simple make that gesture and that lets me scroll. There we go. Get to the end. I can see some more stuff I have to do. So see, the sauce I have to make next. But you know what, so before I make that sauce, let’s go back to that clip. So let’s get rid of the recipe and since our camera sees it left and right and depth, I can actually start the clip with just a gesture. There we go. They will start it. I can go to the rest of the sauce. I can stop it, simple gesture. Let’s finish marinating this up.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

I am getting hungry.

Chuck: So let’s put it on the grill right now. There we go. Only one thing left. Open timer. Start timer. We are 15 minutes away from chicken wing cabin.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Chuck, I checked your hand but I will pass.

Chuck never use a mouse or a keyboard or touch the screen. All of this interaction was done with his voice and gestures, kind of a natural way we always communicate. This will be available on Food Network this spring.

We’re bringing the RealSense technology that you saw in a number of new devices from major computer manufacturers. You just saw the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 15 with Intel RealSense 3D camera in this previous demo. In this quarter, seven of our partners are launching new RealSense-enabled devices, partners like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, NEC.

We also believe that the next wave of computing can literally unleash us from this. You’ll no longer be chained to your computer by wires. We can completely live in a wire-free world. To show us this, let’s take a look at this and let’s meet Diana.

Hi Diana!

Diana: Hi Brian. So I have here a prototype of our next-generation platform which includes wire-free technology and I am going to start by actually removing all the wires from our peripherals. As you can see here, using Intel’s high-speed WiGig interface, I am able to connect automatically to all my peripherals, not just keyboard and mouse but monitors, network, printers and even external hard drives, no wires at all. Very simple and very easy.

And actually as long as we’re on that whole easy theme, I think I am going to take a one step further, even to those passwords that I can personally never remember. The True Key from Intel Security is a cross-platform application lets you replace those passwords with multifactor authentication, such as face, fingerprint and the device proximity. So you don’t actually need to remember those passwords.

So let’s show you a little bit of what that experience is like. So we will assume, I have selected the facial recognition as my option here. It’s going to scan my face, looking for my unique facial characteristics that it associates with me. And once it’s decided it’s actually me, it will log me in. I am going to try it again. Didn’t want to recognize me that time. Apparently a plastic surgery right before the keynote is not a good idea. Let’s give this another try.

Okay. Now it recognizes me. Good job. And now that I am in, all these secure websites I can access with just a click. I don’t need to remember the password anymore. Couldn’t be easier. So everybody can relate to that one.

All right. Now once again we were talking about no wires before and we covered the peripherals but we left off important power chord, that’s the one everybody wants to get rid of. This table is actually equipped with wireless power charging. So a system like this, that’s similarly enabled, you can actually just put it on the table and you can actually have it wirelessly charged for you. As you can see there, I just put it down, it’s wirelessly charging. Very simple. And just to show, no wires, nothing to do – you can put down – this is my two-in-one but phones, tablets, whatever you’ve got is equipped, you just put it on the table and it will charge for you. No wires.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

That’s the world I want to live in. That is a wire-free world. Thanks, Diana.

Diana: Sure.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

You can imagine a world where you can charge your devices wherever you are. So I want to tell you that Intel and Marriott are collaborating to bring our no-wires vision to reality. This year you’ll be able to take advantage of wireless charging at select Marriott Hotels. In the second quarter of 2015, Marriott will offer wireless charging in various Marriott properties around the world.

We’re also working together with other global companies, Hilton, San Francisco Airport, Jaguar Land Rover, Emirates Airlines and Dupont, along with many others — along with the major computer manufacturers around the world to bring wireless charging to you.

Thanks a lot, Diana. That was great.

You saw Diana using a next-generation prototype. Clearly the demo was live as well. Everything I’ve just shown you will be available this year — WiGig, TrueKey, wireless charging.

And Computing Unleashed also brings a new immersive experience that had never been seen before. The 3D world is truly here. One of the best examples of bringing the 3D vision to reality comes from our friends at HP.

To tell you about HP’s vision for that 3D world, I’d like to invite on stage Dion Weisler, the Executive Vice President of Printing and Personal Systems, and soon, to the President and CEO of HP Inc. Thank you and welcome on stage, Dion.

Hey Dion!

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

Hey Brian!

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

How is it going?

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

Pretty well. How are you?

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

It’s great. So you guys have been building the same two-dimensional world moving to a three-dimensional world. Maybe you could just talk to us a little bit.

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

So have been pretty busy and so thank you, thank you for inviting us to be here. We’re really excited about the opportunity to share what we’ve been doing at HP. Intel and HP have really shared many, many years of a deep technology partnership and continue to deliver really, I think, incredible technologies and experiences together.

And as Brian mentioned, the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds are colliding. It’s the next wave in technology. And at HP, we’re focused on truly disruptive breakthrough innovation and bringing our vision of a seamless physical and digital life with what we call blended reality, all powered through Intel technology. That’s an entirely new concept and a new vision.

So let me explain a little further. You see we live in a three-dimensional physical world. We use our hands to express ourselves to communicate, to create all in three dimensions. Our earliest ancestors used their hands to create cave paintings. They used that to record and celebrate their lives, turning thought into reality in an instant.

Yet strangely, our digital lives are confined to two dimensions, creating a divide, a technology chasm, if you will, between our physical and our digital world, and that limits what’s truly possible. We’ve created bridges between these worlds like keyboards and mice but at best, they have their own limitations, filters and barriers to enable that pure expression.

But when our physical and our digital world come together, that’s when magic truly happens. And we can move from the physical world to the digital world and then back out to the physical world, all operating at the speed of thought. That’s the vision and the promise of blended reality and it’s made possible by our partnership with Intel.

Blended reality really introduces this virtuous cycle of productivity and creation where inputs like Sprout by HP and outputs like 3D printing powered by Multi Jet Fusion are seamless and intuitive.

First, let’s talk about the on-ramp and how we’re bringing the physical into the digital world to change it and manipulate it through Sprout by HP.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

We have a Sprout, a sample here, how does it hold, it’s a great machine.

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

It is. And thank you for that. So I’d like you to help me, and you can kind of play around with the audience.

But Sprout really is what we call the birth of an entirely new category, that inside HP, we’re calling immersive computing. With more than 70 patents, dozens of industry first and Intel’s technology and R&D support, Sprout really redefines the user experience, allowing users to easily bring things from their physical world into the digital world. Look at how easily Brian is doing that.

So let me tell you some of the technologies that have built into and incorporated within Sprout. First, it has the Intel RealSense camera with instant capture of not only two-dimensional but three-dimensional objects. It has a 20-point touch canvas, a powerful projector, HP’s Word-based software, real-time collaboration and much more and it’s all powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor.

Sprout enables thought to expression in an instant. From consumers to CIOs, people are finding new ways to create match-make without keyboards and mice. Sprout is a product today but really a platform that will take on new forms, target new segments and project on new surfaces in the future. But the real power of the platform comes from the developer community who are creating rich applications and experiences, some of which we can dream of but the development community dreams up in space. And these exciting applications form immersive computing coupled with 3D printing that brings it all to life.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So you mentioned something that’s near to my heart. I think at CES it’s a popular topic, right? It’s 3D printing. So HP is a printing company. Can you tell us what you’re doing with 3D printing?

Dion Weisler – EVP, Printing and Personal Systems, HP

You’ve been asking this question from day one. And really since I joined HP, my answer has always been the same. When will HP enter the 3D printing market? My answer has always been, when we can transform the industry and we’re doing exactly that.

HP is bringing its 30-year print expertise to 3D, leveraging investments in IP from more than 5000, about four patents, from our core business, our print business through innovation into the hyper-growth commercial 3D printing space. And it is this breakthrough technology that we call Multi Jet Fusion that solves the three fundamental problems that we believe exist today in 3D printing, and that is speed, quality and cost.

We can create functional thoughts that have the quality combination of precision and strength at least 10 times faster than the fastest printer on the market today, all at a fraction of the cost. This chain-link was printed in under 30 minutes. It weighs less than a quarter of a pound and can lift up to 10,000 pounds. You can play with that.

Not only a path strong and quick to produce, but think about the ability to prototype, to create spoke path that are in different colors with different elasticity properties with texture properties, controlled down to the level of the volumetric pixel or voxel. HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion makes all this a reality.

Multi-Jet Fusion has more than 30,000 nozzles that spray 350 million drops of agent a second, with breakthrough precision. We can print at 20 microns of accuracy. That’s not bad. That’s about a tenth of the size of a human hair or two red blood cell counts. For me it’s not just a printer, it’s a tool to trigger the next Industrial Revolution. It’s that profound.

So as you can imagine, to get that level of precision, speed, and quality, you need a tremendous amount of computing horsepower. So we need the most powerful processor on the planet and a technology partner to deliver the promise of transformative 3D printing.

So today, together with Brian, I am pleased to announce that HP Multi-Jet Fusion technology will be powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor. The power of the i7 processor complemented with our proprietary HP Logic technology is ideally suited to computational demand that 3D printing will require in the future. So it’s the power of Intel’s i7 processor, the RealSense 3D imaging technology, coupled with HP’s innovations that will make it easier for all of us to go from the physical world to the digital world, change and manipulate and then back out to the physical world with this bad boy. Please come to the Intel booth to get a closer look at both Sprout and 3D printing, all the objects which you can do and we look forward to seeing you there.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Thank you so much, Dione. It’s a great vision.

What’s great about working with partners like HP is that we get to show products that we’re putting into the consumers’ hands today. But at Intel, we always have our eyes on what’s next and I want to shift now to give you a glimpse of what’s going on in our labs.

We’re working on an engineering project that will change your interaction with devices in incredible ways. We’ve all dreamed or seen these new ways of working with computer. We’ve seen it in movies like The Minority Report, Iron Man, and Star Wars. And now we’ve made it real using RealSense.

So what happens when have a 3D input combined with a 3D display? Jonathan here is going to give us a glimpse of just what that future looks like.

Good evening, Jonathan?

Jonathan: We’ve been looking at different strategies of bringing your display off of its flat surface and up into 3D because with RealSense cameras and their real-time depth sensing, we can move beyond the normal touchscreen.

Here we’ve integrated to some custom optics from our partners at [Oscanet] to create the optical illusion of a display floating out in midair, almost like a touch sensitive hologram. I will show you how it works.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So what you’re going to see now on the screens up there and the ones behind me is Jonathan here is playing the piano on a virtual in-air keyboard. The camera on the right shows the images in midair, basically a floating display. The camera on the left is Jonathan playing the keys, not touching anything. His hands are in mid-space. I can tell you when Jonathan was first working on this, I’d walk into his office and his hands would be floating in the air doing things and I’d be wondering what the heck is he working on, and he showed me this project finally.

Thanks very much, Jonathan. This was great.

We haven’t put this into a product yet but it’s a great example of just where the future can lead us. I’d like you to check it out at the Intel booth. We will have this product in the booth and you can play with it yourself. It’s amazing. I want you to see where this technology is headed.

So next, I want to move to the next force which was Intelligence Everywhere. The Internet of Things has been around for years. You’ve already seen this in industrial and residential applications, from the smart thermostats to digital signage, to smart vending machines. We see this every day. It’s the fundamental concept that we can add computing capability and connectedness to many things in our lives. Everything that was once standalone and unconnected is becoming smart and connected.

The technology shown in Computing Unleashed is being extended into many areas. For example, our homes. What we’ve done is we’ve taken RealSense and the TrueKey that you saw earlier with Diana, and worked with home security leader, ADT to bring a vision of the future to your front door. To show you how it works, Megan here is trying to enter her home.

We integrated RealSense TrueKey and ADT Security Pulse interactive alarm system into this future solution. What you will see in a second on the screen on the right is a step-by-step authentication. The first level of authentication is her phone and you can see it’s already green. It’s already detected that Megan is in the proximity of the door.

But that’s not enough. The second level of authentication is going to be again using her face — using RealSense. So let’s see Megan enter the home. You can see as she walks up, her phone is authenticated. She shows her face. The face is authenticated. The alarm is disabled. And the next step, the door is unlocked. The door is unlocked. Maybe I should let Megan in. Oh, there it goes. You know it’s just when you get up.

You can see that this completely changes what an intelligent home is about. It would be impossible though to talk about Intelligence Everywhere without talking about intelligent robotics.

Robots of today can improve our lives at home and at work. We’ve been collaborating with iRobot, the company that created Roomba for consumers. To show you what we’ve created, I’d like to introduce a friend of mine from iRobot, right now.

Colin Angle – CEO, iRobot

Hey Brian, it’s Colin Angle from iRobot. Thanks for inviting me here today.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Hi Colin. For those who don’t know, it’s Colin, the CEO of iRobot. I kind of expected you in person though. I’ve got to admit. Not in robot. But maybe. Can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve created here?

Colin Angle – CEO, iRobot

Well, Brian, this is Ava 500, our video collaboration robot with autonomous navigation. It allows me to effectively tell the port wherever one of these robots can drive to. So even though I’m in Boston, I can join you all here today. But more importantly we’re really pleased with the collaboration with Intel, that enabled us to integrate the RealSense 3D cameras on to Ava in just two weeks.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So I am glad to hear our teams are working together, Colin. That’s great. So can you talk to us a little bit and show us just what Ava 500 is about and how RealSense works in it?

Colin Angle – CEO, iRobot

Sure. Like I said, Ava has autonomous navigation which enables it to navigate around the office, avoid objects of all shapes and sizes and using it and figure out where to go. Through our technology collaboration, this Ava is using 3 RealSense cameras to do this. So it can clearly see the three picture of any object it encounters. Let me show you exactly what Ava is.

On the left screen, you can see a 3D image of what Ava sees using the 3D RealSense camera. The color represents the distance from the robot. If you move, we can see you move in 3D. On the right of the screen, we can see a bird’s eyeview of the robot and the stage that Ava has mapped out.

A RealSense is great because it offers a smaller footprint, lower power and lighter weight sensors. This is useful for many many different types of robots and certainly the future of the robot industry. It enables the robots to be more aware of their surrounding and that allows the robots perform more complex tasks, ultimately benefiting all of us.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So thanks for showing us the Ava, Colin, and being my first ever remote walk-on at CES, we thought we’d give you a little test on your way out. We put up a little obstacle course to see whether you can navigate through that on your way out of the keynote.

Colin Angle – CEO, iRobot

Sure. No problem. I’ll just push a button on stage and tell the robot to go there. So thank you for having me, Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So lots of robots can move around on their own. But the real question that you want to have, the problem you want to solve is can they see, think, and adapt? What if I told you that we now have safe, smart, aware robots that can not only move in two dimensions but they can move in three dimensions.

I’d like to take this moment to invite some more of my friends to join me on stage, to show you just what I mean.

Along with the Jones are our friends, Jan, Daniel and Michael from Ascending Technologies. They work with us. They integrate RealSense technology into each of the Firefly drones you see here.

Now there is something very unique about these drones. They also have an Intel processor that helps these drones use the information from RealSense to see, think and adapt. No more collisions. Guys, why don’t you walk through the drones. You can see they put down their controls that drones are adapting to them.

So I’d like to try something a little bit more advanced though. We’re going to try the first-ever drone ping-pong game. To demonstrate drones’ ability to avoid the moving objects, so let’s put two of the drones down and we’ll use this drone here and we’re going to play a little dron ping pong, simply moving the drone between us. You see the drone continues to try and stay in one position. But I keep it from going into the audience. Avoiding us at all times.

I can tell you we played this in a conference room one day and it was pretty exciting. So let’s drop the final drone. And I’d like to go over and talk to Jan and just hear a little bit. Jan, can you tell us a little bit about what you’ve done here with RealSense in your Firefly drones?

Jan Stumpf – CEO, Ascending Technologies

Sure. So we’re using six RealSense cameras to create a 360° view, as you can see here. So we see obstacle pathway of blue and closed by a red, so we can move around a little. We use our Intel onboard computer to extract the most relevant information and send it to our triple redundant AscTec Trinity autopilot which then calculates position data and obstacle avoidance commands. This is all done without TPS or motion capture system.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So, okay, not done with GPS, just done with motion capture, why is this a big deal?

Jan Stumpf – CEO, Ascending Technologies

It’s just so much easy and safer to fly as drone with this technology. You can just focus on the go and let the system handle the dynamic environment. It’s a game changer for the whole industry.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Thanks, Jan. This is great. We think that drones have the possibility to change our lives in many ways. You’ve heard about drone delivery but there is much more. Drones can deliver medications and lifesaving interventions to remote places, inspect power lines, agricultural fields and gas lines. It’s just humans basically keeping the humans out of danger. With our technology, these intelligent robots open doors that can lead to amazing wonders.

These drones can avoid obstacles and the fact is the real world is filled with all kinds of obstacles, almost like a giant obstacle course. So we decided to build one here at CES and we want to see if our drones can safely navigate through it. We call it our very own game of drones. We’ve used programming to restrict the drone to fly the shortest distance from Daniel down there at the far end to nearer end to the stage here. Their job is to fly the shortest distance and we’ve contained them to that space but we’ve not told them how to get there. Their job now is to navigate that obstacle course the best way, the shortest way they can to safely get to the other side here, just outside.

So Daniel, let’s see what happens. [Drones flies off] What you see as the drone takes off and Daniel will put the controller up, as he just simply releases it and says go from point A to point B being here. He puts the controller up and the drone is off on its control. You will see it moving left to right but not only is it moving left to right, it’s having to move up and down as it avoids the obstacles that we put in its place.

The drone’s doing this all on its own. We could go in and change if somebody wants to stand in front of that drone, they’re welcomed to.

But we need one last obstacle to prove to you this is live. We put a set of doors at the end, preventing the drone from getting to its final home. So let’s say we left the drone go home and we go at in, open the doors. [Applause]

The real leap forward that the industry has been waiting for is literally give drones sight to increase not only autonomy but safety and that’s exactly what RealSense Intel processing and these Firefly drones have done.

We took a step further though. Just prior to CES we took these drones out into the real world to see what would happen, and let’s take a look.

[Video Presentation]

That video wasn’t staged. We simply did the same thing, point A to point B, that was a forest outside the Santa Cruz mountains and we set the drone’s speed at about 12 mph. They go through the forest. What you’ve just seen are some of the ways that intelligent connected technology will change our lives for the better.

But let’s talk about the final force – the wearable revolution. Wearables are a natural extension of computing. Wearables are becoming ultra-personal. 12 months ago when I stood on stage here, the wearable revolution had just begun. You saw during this year Intel introduce MICA – the intelligent wristband, SMS audio BioSport in-ear headphones and Edison, and they’re all today in the marketplace.

Now wearables are creating new opportunities for innovation. And I’d like to show you some more of what the next generation is. So as I said, last year we introduced Edison. We brought you Edison which was basically a computer the size of a postage stamp, a revolution in the shape and size of computing. We made the MAKE IT WEARABLE contest to focus around Edison. But as engineers, we knew we could do better. We knew we could make computers and compute even smaller.

And I have to tell you we’ve done it. We made them so small they are like the button on this jacket. I’d like to introduce you to Curie. Curie is the next generation in computing. Let me show you what’s inside.

This module contains a Quark SoC, Bluetooth low energy radio, sensors. It’s power efficient, can run for extended periods of time from a coin size battery or a rechargeable battery. In addition to Quark, we’ve also added a dedicated sensor hub processor and pattern classification engine that allows it to identify different sporting activities quickly and precisely. This product is just out of our labs.

To show you that it’s working, we created a simple app. We made an app that would simply measure the number of steps I’ve been taking during this keynote. And so I am at 1788 steps right now. It’s not bad. You didn’t think keynotes were a little bit of exercise, it’s a bit. That is my heart rate. I think I’m going okay tonight.

This is just the first prototype of Curie. Curie is really meant to be a platform. It will be available second half of 2015. We’re really excited to bring Curie to our partners. With this product, they can deliver wearables in a range of form factors: rings, bags, bracelets, pendants and yes even the buttons on our jackets. This changes the game of wearables.

What are the most exciting aspects of the wearable technology that we’ve experienced this year are the new collaborations we are creating. Blending fashion and technology together. We’ve been working with partners like Barneys of New York, SMS Audio, CFDA, Opening Ceremony and Fossil to make exciting new products.

In December, we announced our collaboration with Luxottica, the company behind eyewear brands like RayBan, Persol, Michael Kors and many others. Today I want to announce the next collaboration to integrate Luxottica’s world-class eyewear brands with Intel’s cutting-edge technology to create truly consumer-friendly smart eyewear. To do that, I’d like to introduce my good friend, the CEO of Oakley, Colin Baden. Hi Colin?

Colin Baden – CEO, Oakley

Hi Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Welcome to CES and thank you for coming on the keynote.

Colin Baden – CEO, Oakley

Thank you.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Can you tell us a little bit about the philosophy of Oakley on how do you marry design and technology together?

Colin Baden – CEO, Oakley

So this year is our 40th anniversary as a company. In 1975 we started out as a small handgrip company. Now we’re a global leader of optical technology and design. The aspect or the philosophy that got us to this place in the world was a real curiosity to look at problems. And typically we would invent solutions to those problems from scratch and then wrap those solutions in art. If I talk to anyone of you today and I would ask you what do you know about Oakley, and you would probably tell me – those are the guys that make eyewear for athletes, typically male, which would be – couldn’t be further from the truth.

We actually got into the wearables category 10 years ago, and the reason we did it was we knew that this is where your eyes are, this is where your ears are. This is where a lot of interaction can happen and as a performance brand, we believe that integrating smart technology with eyewear was a logical future. If you look at our history, we started with MP3 players and we moved on to Bluetooth enabled devices for connectivity. And then last year we launched this great ski goggle called AirWave which provided a heads-up display that gave you maps, GPS, told you where your friends were skiing, gave you texts, music streaming, phone, camera connectivity, it’s just amazing device that did wonderful things and was getting a consumer experience like nothing we could have provided just as an optical brand.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So those are all great products and I actually have each one of those and use them regularly. So can you tell us what the areas of focus are for this partnership?

Colin Baden – CEO, Oakley

So if I think back on the history of our company, we are an athletic brand. So we have 550 professional athletes that are part of our organization. They are involved with skiing, snowboarding, cycling, running, training and these are all activities that both the professional athlete and consumer would really enjoy and enhance the experience, the AirWave being a great example. And I know that in the world of optics, when a person puts something on their face it’s saying a lot about their personality – it becomes part of your personality. And so it’s important that the form factor compress so that the electronic component of it doesn’t become burdensome, doesn’t become part of it, it’s actually seamless.

So with a partner like Intel, I think of all of the functionality that we can compress into a very small space into a beautifully designed pair of glasses, will change the sporting industry for us as well as change the lifestyle construct of our culture.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

That’s great, Colin. I really want to thank you for coming on stage here and talking to us about this partnership and I look forward to the next product I get to wear from Oakley. Thank you very much.

We see the fond usage of wearables, fashion and sports but there’s another side to wearables. They can change our lives. The engineers at Intel asked the question: what problems could we solve using wearables? The first such application was easy to imagine: how could we help the visually impaired? Visual impairment affects many people — 39 million people worldwide are blind. Almost 250 million have impaired vision. The engineers at Intel started to develop a way to help visually impaired people better sense their environment. We integrated RealSense technology as a wearable and tested it in our labs.

I’d like to show you this using this mannequin. The mannequin has RealSense technology and you can see it on the side screens as well. There is a RealSense camera in the front and the six sensors around the body, as I approach it you will see it go from blue to red as I get closer and there is also a vibration that lets the wearer know, can see I am approaching from the right, I am approaching from the left now and the mannequin continues to see as I move around. So this is what we were able to do in our labs. But we wanted to see how this could impact someone in real life.

We’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to work with an Intel employee, Darryl Adams on this.

[Video Presentation]

So I’d like to take this moment now and I’d like you to please join me in welcoming Darryl to the stage. Hi Darryl. Thank you.

Darryl Adams – Thanks Brian.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Thank you for being here with us tonight. And Darryl, can you just tell us a little bit – how was it like to use this technology?

Darryl Adams: Sure. When I’m wearing this jacket I’m able to feel the changes that are happening around me, and this is really important because my ability to respond to visual cues is really really slow. In fact, often I don’t respond at all. However my ability to respond to that sensation of touch is immediate and this technology captures that sense around me and then translates that information into subtle vibration which basically allows me to fill in the gaps that I’ve missed. This gives me a sense of comfort and confidence in my environment that I have not felt for a long long time.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So that’s great. As engineers, I think we both understand the technology, we see how it works. But what’s it been like for you personally to use this, and what has it impact been to you everyday?

Darryl Adams: Well, I live in a state of fairly continuous mild anxiety because I know that when I am only actually seeing less than 20% of what others see, and this makes it very difficult for me to stay engaged in social situations. And so with this technology I am able to more naturally shift my attention to the things that matter. For example, when we’re having a conversation, I would typically only be paying partial attention because I would be listening to conversation but then also being very interested in what’s going on around me to make sure I’m not missing something. And that shift is back and forth.

But now with this technology, I know that it’s going to inform me when something is needing my attention. So I can stay fully engaged in our conversation. I can remain in the moment and that is incredible to me.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

That’s great. I really want to thank you for coming on stage here tonight and being a part of this presentation and really showing us what this technology could do. Thank you very much.

This is one example of how RealSense and wearable technology can change people’s lives. But we want to work with industry and partners to bring solutions like this to people everywhere. I’d like to announce tonight that we will be making the wearable — this wearable technology openly available to the broader ecosystem later this year. We’ll make the source code, the design tools publicly available so developers can extend and improve this platform. Anyone can use this to help the visually impaired and build upon it.

Last year on this stage, along with Edison, I announced the 2014 MAKE IT WEARABLE contest. It was a great success. Over 2000 submissions from all over the world were submitted. Today I’m announcing that we will be doing the MAKE IT WEARABLE contest 2015 again this year. I would promise to make it even bigger and better. More details to come as the year rolls out.

But what I want to show you tonight was this year’s winner. The first place winner and the recipient of the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie, the first wearable camera that can fly. So let me invite Joanna and Christoph, Team Nixie to the stage.

So Joanna, could you just talk to us a little bit how did you come up with this idea?

Joanna:  Well, Christoph and I have worked in technology for a long time. We both love photography. We have lots of equipment, and we felt like we had what we needed to capture our favorite moments. Until we missed the big one: our daughter’s first steps. We were so excited and the photo ended up with was a close-up of her face kind of like this from our phones after she had already sat down. And we were really said and we asked ourselves why is it hard to capture that moment. So we set out to create a solution. The capture that you can access really quickly because it’s wearable, a camera that gives you an amazing perspective because it can fly, and a camera that frees you to enjoy the moment, frees your hands and your attention because it’s autonomous, you don’t need to operate it at all.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So Christoph, can you tell us a little bit about how Nixie works?

Christoph: You know, Nixie comes with you throughout your today and whenever there is a moment that you want to capture, like being on stage of the keynote, you just flick it off your wrist and now it’s actually ready to go. You don’t need a remote control. You don’t need to put – take the cell phone out of your pocket to control it in some way. It’s autonomous. It has sensors in there that give it awareness of space and so all you need to do is to flick in a direction, it’s going to go there, take a picture and return.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

So I promise everybody that we do everything live here at CES. So can we see it live?

Christoph: I think we should give it a try.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Yes, those of you in the audience, get your cameras ready because we are about to witness history here. We’re going to see Nixie take the first-ever flying photo on the CES stage. So it’s getting our positions and let’s give it a try here.

Christoph: Yes, come closer.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

Okay. Let it go.

So Joanna, can you tell us a little bit about where do you see this kind of technology and Nixie go in the future?

Joanna: Well, in addition to the, oh, wow, I get to wear a wearable flyable camera with me and that’s awesome. We also see this as the natural evolution of photography. So cameras really were used to be big, they were manual, you had to work and know how to use them, then you had auto-exposure, you had to auto-focus, cameras got lighter and smaller and more portable. So what we’re offering here is auto- composition. Right? Auto-positioning. A camera that you don’t even need to think about because it does everything effortlessly. And as a team personally, of course, we’re growing our team, we’d love for you to get in touch with us. If you’re interested, keep track of us on flynixie.com. From a product perspective, we’re going to make it smaller, cooler looking and work on image quality.

Brian Krzanich – CEO, Intel Corp

You guys have made great progress of the two months since the contest ended. I have one more thing though. I’d like you to help us make this the biggest Twitter moment of CES. I’d like you to tweet the following picture with the #FlyNixie. That’s live, that’s real. Thanks Joanna. Thanks Christoph. This was great. That was amazing, I mean you can really see where this is going to go.

So tonight I have showed you three forces we believe are shaping the next consumer technology wave. Those forces were: Computing Unleashed – the three-dimensional world and having no wires, it’s being unbounded. Intelligence Everywhere, making everything smart and connected. And Wearable Revolution, ultra personal, blending fashion and technology, solving real problems and sometimes fly. We’ve talked about how we’re going from a two-dimensional world to a three-dimensional world. But there is one more dimension I want to talk about tonight.

One word that I can think of that can change this industry for the better. That word is inclusion. CES is the best platform to talk about both emerging consumer technology and the most important issues facing our industry. Last year we talked about conflict minerals. And we’ve made great progress on our journey to make everything Intel built conflict free. This year there’s another important industry-wide issue that will shape the future. The importance of diversity and inclusion in technology. A confluence of industry events has brought this issue to the center stage, from the threats and harassments that have characterized the debate in the gaming world to the publication of hiring data and diversity statistics in the tech industry. This is a highly relevant issue and one that we all need to address.

I am here to say tonight it’s time to step up and do more. It’s not good enough to say we value diversity and then have our workplaces and our industry not reflect the full availability of and talent pool of women and underrepresented minorities.

Tonight I am announcing Intel’s intension to lead by example and invite the entire technology industry to join us. I am announcing the creation of the Diversity in Technology initiative to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the workplace and our industry. But specifically we’re going to take the following actions at Intel.

We’ve set a goal to reach full representation at all levels in our company’s workforce by 2020. What that means is significantly increase our hiring, progression, retention of women and minorities in the workplace. We will, as good engineers, measure and report our progress on a regular basis with full transparency and we’re going to hold our leaders accountable by tying their pay to our progress. This is going to be difficult to achieve. This is going to be difficult to achieve, which is why we’re making a significant investment to support diversity and inclusion in our industry.

Over the next five years, we will invest $300 million to accomplish three things: Grow Intel’s diverse population; fund initiatives to support more participation and positive representation of women and underrepresented minorities in technology and gaming; and increase the pipeline of women and diverse candidates entering the technology fields. This isn’t just good business, this is the right thing to do.

When we all come together and commit, we can make the impossible possible. Together with partners and industry leaders in diversity, gaming and education we will make a difference. On Wednesday at 2:45 in the Intel booth, we will have the fireside chats specifically on this topic with renowned industry leaders.

We’re reaching the end of our time together tonight. We began our discussion with the past. 1995 and this first big consumer technology wave. Next, I showed you the forces that are defining the next wave of consumer technology. Where the future is headed. I then showed you the next big challenge facing our industry and our community. But all of these forces are built on the foundation created by one of Intel’s founders: Gordon Moore. Moore’s law has shaped and driven modern technology. It continues to chart the vision for our industry and Intel’s future. It continues to inspire all of us.

2015 is a unique year for Moore’s law as well. It’s the 50th anniversary of Moore’s law. I wanted to share what this law means to consumer technology and to all of us at Intel and what better way than to hear from Gordon Moore himself.

[Presentation: In 1965 when mainframe computers were just beginning to use integrated circuits, Gordon E. Moore published an article in Electronics Magazine in which he predicted a very bright future for the computing industry. By tracking the evolution of integrated circuits to date, Moore predicted that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit would continue to grow exponentially. This observation became known as Moore’s law.

Gordon E. Moore: The message I was trying to get across was that integrated circuits were the road to less expensive electronics. It really evolved from being a measure of what goes on in the industry to something that more or less drives the industry.

If you compare the first microprocessor, Intel’s 4004 to today’s 14 nm processor, performance is now 3500 times higher. Energy efficiency has improved 90,000 times and the price per transistor has fallen by over 60,000 times. If automotive technology had progressed at the same rate cars would go almost 300,000 mph, get over 2 million miles per gallon and cost only $0.04.

Gordon E. Moore: No other technology that I can identify has made progress at that rate, nor has any had such a profound effect on society throughout the world. And certainly in 1965, I would not have predicted the kind of products we make today. They are spectacular.

Moore’s law has driven Intel and the industry to make the impossible possible and to completely transform computing to create amazing experiences.

Gordon E. Moore: The potential is there for this change to continue and I am continually amazed to where it seems to be going. Just remember whatever has been done can be outdone. – Presentation concludes]


Moore’s law has touched our lives in many ways. It will continue to bring our vision for the future to reality. 2015 will be another turning point, the start of the next consumer technology wave. At Intel, we are excited to once again be at the forefront of this change. I’d like to invite you to come check out our Intel booth and our fireside chats tomorrow. I look forward to seeing you all here at CES and I want you to enjoy CES. It’s one of the best shows on earth. Thank you very much


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