CES 2018: Intel to make flawed chips safe in a week

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Finally, the keynote closed with a light show powered by 100 Shooting Star Mini drones that did not rely on Global Positioning System for navigation - something Mr Krzanich said was an official Guinness World Record.

Intel, which has said there was nothing improper in Krzanich's stock sale, said they were aware of the letter. Those maps would then be used by autonomous vehicles for navigation.

He added that there have been no reports of the exploits being used to obtain customer data as yet. According to the chief executive officer of Intel, Brian Krzanich, some of its partners such as Volkswagen, Nissan and BMW who are using mapping design developed by its subsidiary Mobileye are now moving into the deployment phase.

In immersive media, he introduced the newly established Intel Studios and announced Paramount Pictures* will be the first major Hollywood studio to explore this technology in tandem with Intel to see where this will lead for the next generation of visual storytelling.

While Meltdown is believed to primarily affect processors built by Intel, Spectre also affects numerous company's rivals. Krzanich did not address the company's plans for older chips.

During the Intel keynote, Krzanich said Intel's labs and researchers are "committed" to advancing quantum computing, with a Netherlands-based lab specifically testing and building quantum computing systems.

His CES comments were also less emphatic than Intel's public statements from last week in downplaying the possibility of performance hits from the patches, although that lack of emphasis could have been simply an effort to get on with the main keynote.

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Intel human resources chief Leslie Culbertson will run the new group, called Intel Product Assurance and Security.

Autonomous flying would not be far behind driving cars, Krzanich told the audience.

He also announced that Intel would be working with Ferrari on AI drones to cover Ferrari Challenge North America Series racing.

Having done his bit on the negative news, Krzanich steered his speech towards Intel's developments in the field of quantum computing.

Recent revelations about processor architectures within Intel chips which has the potential to affect nearly all computers and users worldwide, either by making sensitive data vulnerable or massively slowing down processing times, have made headline news globally.

Besides the winter Olympics Intel is also extending this technology to the National Football League by having cameras installed in the helmets of players in order to offer viewers the perspective of the players.

Krzanich also gave insight into the firm's new automated driving platform that combines both Intel's Atom processors with Mobileye's EyeQ5 chips that will be capable of powering the most complex autonomous vehicles. CEO Brian Krzanich talk as Krzanich delivers a keynote address at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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