Editor's note: Justin, chief technology officer of Intel, believes that by 2050, technology will bring machine intelligence closer to human intelligence
sina science and technology news on August 22, justinrattner, chief technology officer of Intel, looked forward to the exciting future of computing at the Intel autumn information technology summit. He believed that by 2050, technology will bring machine intelligence closer to human intelligence
Justin delivered a keynote speech today. He predicted that social interaction, robot technology and the ability of computers to perceive the real world will achieve great progress. Justin said that Intel Research Labs has begun to pay attention to the human-computer interface and study the future computing performance requirements of some faster than expected changes
Justin said: "the computing industry is developing at a speed that people couldn't imagine 40 years ago. Some people think that we may be entering a turning point of exponential acceleration of technological progress, and in the near future, the reasoning ability of machines may even surpass that of humans."
wireless power: cut the last "tail"
imagine carrying a laptop into an airport or room. It no longer needs battery power, but can charge the battery! According to the principles put forward by physicists at MIT, Intel researchers have been studying wireless resonant energy link (wrel) technology. Justin demonstrated the wonderful moment of lighting a 60 watt light bulb without any plug or wire, which can fully meet the power needs of ordinary notebook computersThe charm of wrel is that it can safely and efficiently realize wireless power supply. This technology relies on a set of strongly coupled resonators, and its principle is similar to that of a well-trained singer shaking a glass with his voice. When encountering the natural frequency of the receiving resonator, the energy will be effectively absorbed. The principle is the same as that of the glass absorbing the sound energy in line with its natural frequency. If this technology is realized, the laptop can charge the battery a few feet away from the emission resonator. Although there are still many engineering problems to be solved, Intel researchers hope to find a way to remove the last connection of mobile devices and realize the wireless power supply of Intel platform one day in the future
programmable material: computer that changes shape at will
Intel researchers are also studying how to use millions of micro intelligent components called "catom" to manufacture shape changing materials. If it is used to replace the existing materials used in the shell, display screen, keyboard and other components of computing equipment, this technology will be able to change the physical shape of the equipment to adapt to a specific way of use. For example, when it needs to be put into a pocket, the volume of the mobile computer can be reduced, and when it needs to be used, it can become the shape of a headset. When browsing the Internet or watching movies, the shape can become larger and flatter, and it can also become a keyboard for easy use
Justin believes that although the whole exploratory research process will be full of difficulties, it will still move forward steadily. He demonstrated for the first time the novel technology of making a micro silicon hemisphere by using the optical etching method, which is now used to produce silicon chips. This micro silicon hemisphere is one of the basic building blocks to realize functional catom intelligent components. It can more easily integrate necessary computing and mechanical components into a micro package less than 1 mm. This technology meets the requirements of mass production today, and is expected to be used in mass production of catom intelligent components in the future
Dr. michaelgarner, project manager of Intel's emerging materials roadmap, came to the stage to discuss with Justin the importance of continuous innovation in production technology, so that Moore's law can continue to lead industrial progress in the next decade or more. In addition, Intel is studying how to transition from planar transistors to 3D transistors, and how to use composite semiconductors to replace silicon in current transistor channels. Looking forward to the future, Intel is also studying and exploring various microelectronic technologies based on non electronic charges, with a view to replacing the existing CMOS process in the future
robots: from factory workshops to home kitchens
at present, robots are mainly used in factories. This kind of low-temperature oxidation phenomenon is called pest phenomenon in academia, which repeatedly performs single tasks and screws. Justin believes that in order to make robots more personalized, robots need to move and operate objects in a chaotic and dynamic human environment, recognize the surrounding things by sensing and recognizing the movement in the dynamic physical world, and learn to adapt to the new environment. Justin demonstrated two personal robot prototypes developed in Intel Research Lab. One of the robots demonstrated the electric field pre contact set on the robot's hand, which is a novel sensing method used by fish rather than humans, so the robot can "perceive" objects before touching them. Another demonstration is a fully autonomous mobile robot. With advanced motion planning, operation, perception and artificial intelligence, it can recognize faces, understand and execute commands such as "please clean up these messy things"
robots are becoming more and more like humans. Justin said he believes that more innovations will appear to further promote human-computer interaction. Randybreen, chief product officer of Emotiv systems, came to the stage to show Justin their epoc* earphones. This emotiveepoc headset can recognize brain wave patterns, process them in real time, and transmit users' conscious or unconscious thoughts to games, such as facial expressions, conscious actions or emotions when the load can no longer rise. 3. Nano metal materials. As long as the user with this headset thinks about smiling or lifting an object in his mind, a corresponding unit will perform these actions in the game. Through 16 sensors on the headset, EPOC can recognize more than 30 different "subconscious". (fast cooling speed Xinke)