Intel looks to CES for smart city data and AI partnerships


    Intel-owned Mobileye and UK government mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) have joined hands to bring high-precision location data to British agencies and businesses.

    A new, accurate, and customisable location information service will be offered by combining Mobileye’s automotive camera-based mapping capabilities together with OS’ geospatial and technology expertise. This service will benefit survey customers across infrastructure, energy, and other sectors.

    The partnership is important as it shows the use of mapping innovation beyond futuristic self-driving vehicles. This shows Mobileye’s mapping capabilities to spread out the value of location data to businesses in new market segments, such as smart cities. With the help of Mobileye technology, vehicles would collect substantial volumes of location data on road networks and roadside infrastructure.

    Neil Ackroyd, Ordnance Survey CEO, said: “At OS we work hard to enable an environment that supports new technologies and data services across the public and private sector. OS appreciates its role as a trusted advisor in existing and new market opportunities, and will continue to invest and innovate to support our utility customers and in new discovery projects such as CAV, 5G and IoT.”

    In addition, Intel has announced at CES its association with Alibaba to develop AI-powered athlete tracking technology that will be deployed at the Olympic Games 2020 and beyond. The technology uses the existing and upcoming Intel hardware and Alibaba cloud computing technology to power an advanced deep learning application that extracts 3D forms of athletes in training or competition.

    As Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s data centre group explained: “Optimised to run on Alibaba Cloud infrastructure, Intel developed a novel technology concept called 3D Athlete Tracking that uses AI to analyse video of athletes in ways that are expected to improve both the training process and has the potential to enhance the audience experience during actual competition. This technology has incredible potential as an athlete training tool and is expected to be a game-changer for the way fans experience the Games, creating an entirely new way for broadcasters to analyse, dissect and re-examine highlights during instant replays.” in hearing industry leaders discuss subjects like this and sharing their IoT use-cases? Attend the IoT Tech Expo World Series events with upcoming shows in Silicon Valley, London and Amsterdam to learn more.

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