By CCN: Internet of Things (IoT) is a major buzzword, almost as prominent in the tech world as “blockchain” itself. It can mean different things to different people. Primarily, the Internet of Things describes a world of connected devices which serve various purposes, everything from building widgets in a factory to monitoring your refrigerator. IoTeX focuses on the first part more than the latter – they’ve realized there is a need for an industrial IoT-friendly blockchain with privacy baked in. They launched their mainnet today. Blockchain Firm Builds ‘Internet of Trusted Things’ Larry Pang, head of growth, said in an
Join Intel at COMPUTEX 2019 to discover how the company is transforming intelligent computing for our data-centric world to expand human potential. Intel is delivering technology leadership, working closely with the ecosystem to fuel innovation and push the boundaries of computing forward.
Where: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan, 110
Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, returns to deliver the COMPUTEX 2019 Industry Opening Keynote with the theme of “Powering Every Person’s Greatest Contribution, Together,” demonstrating how Intel, together with industry partners, will transform intelligent computing for our data-centric world and the PC’s role in powering the human edge. Join him, alongside special guests, as he discusses how Intel and the ecosystem will play a key role in powering every person’s greatest contribution and pushing the boundaries of technology forward.
When: Tuesday, May 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Taipei Time
Where: Taipei International Convention Center (TICC), Third Floor, Plenary Hall
Speaker: Joe Jensen, Intel vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of Retail, Banking, Hospitality & Education
Title: Innovate and scale with AI and Computer Vision
Topic: AI and computer vision are the center of many discussions business decision-makers are having as they look to gain greater insights from data. Join this session and hear Intel’s perspective and learn how to leverage the power of these technologies to maximize your data and drive business forward.
When: Wednesday, May 29, 2-2:40 p.m., Taipei Time
Where: Taipei International Convention Center, Second Floor, Room 201
What’s New: Intel and Siemens Healthineers* are collaborating on a break-through artificial intelligence (AI)-based cardiac MRI segmentation and analysis model that has the potential to provide real-time cardiovascular disease diagnosis. Using 2nd-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for AI inference, Intel and Siemens Healthineers demonstrated the ability to deliver MRI inferencing results to technologists, cardiologists and radiologists in real time.
“Siemens Healthineers and Intel have a shared goal to improve healthcare by applying AI where the data is generated — right at the edge using 2nd-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning (DL) Boost and the Intel® Distribution for OpenVINO™. This enables real-time applications of cardiac MRI, making data interpretation available right after it’s collected.”
–David Ryan, general manager, Health and Life Sciences Sector, Internet of Things Group, Intel
Why It’s Important: One-third of all deaths in the U.S. – 34 deaths a minute or 18 million deaths a year – are due to cardiovascular disease1. Cardiac MRI has established itself as a gold-standard for evaluating heart function, heart chamber volumes and myocardial tissue evaluation1. To extract quantitative measurements from the CMR images, the cardiologists typically use manual or semi-automatic tools, a time-consuming step that is error-prone and affected by the inter-user subjectivity in interpreting the images.
“We can now develop multiple real-time, often critical medical imaging use cases, such as cardiac MRI and others, using Intel Xeon Scalable processors, without the added cost or complexity of hardware accelerators,” said Dorin Comaniciu, senior vice president, Siemens Healthineers.
Utilizing an AI model of the heart potentially saves time for cardiologists because they do not have to manually segment different ventricles, myocardium, and blood pool cavities. AI-based segmentation happens as soon as the image slices are generated by the scanner – at the edge, where the computation system can keep pace with the data being generated. This provides low latency for AI inference and high throughput speed, enabling healthcare providers to safely increase the number of patients treated per day.
What Benefits It Offers: The health and life sciences industry is digitizing healthcare and utilizing AI to accelerate clinical workflows, improve accuracy and diagnosis, reduce hospital costs, and support medical research. AI can quickly provide visibility into anatomical systems and identify abnormalities, which helps clinicians focus patient care.
About the Technology: Most systems deployed by Siemens Healthineers are already powered by Intel® CPUs, allowing Siemens Healthineers to leverage its existing CPU-based infrastructure to run AI inference workloads. Siemens Healthineers and Intel used the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit to optimize, quantify and execute the model. The resulting demonstration achieved a more than five times speed-up with almost no degradation in accuracy.2
Intel DL Boost is a new set of embedded processor technologies designed to accelerate deep learning use cases. It extends Intel® AVX-512 instructions with a new Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI), which is built into 2nd-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Tasks such as convolutions, which typically required three instructions, can now be accomplished with just one instruction. Examples of these targeted workloads include image-recognition, image-segmentation, speech-recognition, language-translation, object-detection and more.
1 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, February 9, 2017.
2 Configuration: Based on Siemens Healthineers and Intel Analysis. Intel measured on Feb. 28, 2019, using 2nd-Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 Processor with Intel® OpenVino™. Comparing FP32 vs Int8 w/ Intel® DL Boost performance on the system- 5.5x speedup. Configured with 192 GB of memory, Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center 480 GB, and CentOS Linux* 7.4.1708 kernel 4.19.5-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64; Intel® MKL-DNN, Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit (R5 Release). Dense U-Net: CNN for biomedical image segmentation.
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We are well along the journey to Industry 4.0 – where analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) drive intelligence, decision-making and productivity. The transformative opportunities and market potential of Industry 4.0 are massive: It’s expected to create up to $3.7 trillion in value within global manufacturing. We are still in the early adoption stages, with only 30 percent of companies actively deploying IoT solutions at scale.
With the emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and AI, a new kind of cloud-connected, data-driven factory is emerging. It is not just a “smart factory,” marked by greater machine automation. It is an “intelligent factory,” defined by hyper-agility and autonomous production, where data is transforming business.
Intel has a rich legacy of working with industrial manufacturers to help achieve workload consolidation and overcome burgeoning network traffic growth. Intel architecture is powering the transformation of people, processes, technologies and organizations to make Industry 4.0 a reality. We see every worker, tool, machine and widget on a factory floor providing data to improve operations. We’re excited by the potential of unleashing this data and transforming it into real-time insights to reduce downtime, increase output and invigorate revenue streams.
At Hannover Messe, Intel is demonstrating edge computing and AI technologies that help leading manufacturers realize the vision of Industry 4.0. Intel, along with existing and a rising new ecosystem of players, including ABB Electrification*, Alibaba Cloud*, Amazon Web Services*, Capgemini*, Dell Technologies*, GE Additive*, GE Digital*, Hewlett Packard Enterprise*, Tridium*, Microsoft* and Siemens*, are driving the industrial sector forward. Businesses utilizing technology with ultra-low latency connectivity over Intel technology-powered 5G and edge networks will be able to unlock operational efficiencies and safety improvements in tandem with machine-to-machine (M2M) automation, vision and AI insights.
This year, Intel is showing off the next-generation of software-defined industrial systems (SDIS) to provide flexibility and scalability to the factory by bringing general-purpose computing to manufacturing with software failover, interoperability, manageability, security and high availability. Powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel and Microsoft bring together several pieces of technology into a single hardware, software and Azure* services bundle to enable industrial PC (IPC) manufacturers to create fully provisioned and customized industrial PCs out of the box. More news about the modern IPC and integration with ONNX* and the Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit will come later this year.
To accelerate intelligent vision solutions, Intel architecture-based platforms power cameras and other edge appliances used in video monitoring and machine vision to perform a variety of different tasks, such as image signal processing (ISP), video transport, format conversion, compression and edge analytics. At HMI, we will showcase the Hikvision Smart Camera* based on the Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU), a market-ready solution for machine vision. The Intel Movidius VPU provides a cost-efficient and high-performance solution for on-device AI-based image processing. It’s helping companies in energy, industrial manufacturing and transportation use visual data to better understand their businesses. Intel® Vision Products accelerate vision from the edge to the cloud, providing the right performance, cost and power efficiency where it’s needed.
Edge Computing and AI
Intel is bringing the power of the cloud to the network and edge devices by helping people and things do more with access to data-driven experiences. In the Intel booth, Capgemini will be demonstrating an autonomous product manufacturing process with a visual inspection of components in a conveyer belt. This market-ready solution is integrating conveyor systems, robots, cameras and IoT for near real-time visualization and predictive maintenance.
Connect at the Intel Booth
Industry 4.0 will provide great potential for manufacturers, but the data deluge to come will be daunting. To survive, the industry must prepare now.
See how Intel is powering a data-centric Industry 4.0 by visiting the Intel booth at Hannover Messe (Hall 6, Stand D46) in Hannover, Germany, on April 1-5, 2019. For more information, check out our industrial automation web page. I look forward to seeing you in Hannover.
Christine Boles is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of the Industrial Solutions Division at Intel Corporation.
Photo caption: Intel is powering the transformation of people, processes, technologies and businesses to make Industry 4.0 a reality. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
What’s New: Today Intel recognized the outstanding achievements of 24 partners with the distinction of Partner of the Year at its Intel Partner Connect 2019 conference for the Americas region. The Partner of the Year award honors companies that employ Intel technologies and solutions while demonstrating excellence in technology platform design and integrated solutions sales, marketing and training.
“Our partners are helping their customers deploy computing and memory technologies efficiently to accelerate innovation by providing new services. Intel’s partner program enables full-spectrum market readiness to win in today’s emerging and high-growth markets. We are grateful for the daily collaboration from our customers and industry partners, and I am excited about the shared results from 2018 and eager to bring our upcoming solutions to businesses and organizations across the U.S. in 2019.”
–Greg Ernst, Intel vice president in the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of United States Sales
Why It Matters: The title of Partner of the Year is awarded to companies achieving the highest standards of design, development, integration and technology deployment to accelerate innovation in PC computing, data center, storage, vertical solutions and marketing.
Partner Program Winners: The companies recognized with Intel’s 2019 Partner of the Year award:
ByteSpeed*: PC Client Solution – a virtual reality solution bringing up-and-coming technology to students across the U.S. in a portable, customizable and affordable cart system.
Corsair*: Enthusiast Platform – an innovative cooling solution enabling the performance of a full-size creator workstation yet housed in a chassis less than 12 liters in volume.
Network Allies, LLC*: NUC Solution – an integrated eDP emulator that enables three displays in a custom NUC conferencing solution, delivering an inexpensive enterprise-class collaboration platform.
Ace Computers*: Data Center Solution – a 176-node HPC cluster that is one of the first implementations using direct-to-chip hot water liquid cooling technology.
Colfax International*: AI Solution – uniquely designed cloud services for developer enablement and software vendor engagement demonstrating the value of Intel Architecture for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Nutanix*: Hybrid Cloud Solution – an Intel datacenter block solution based on server products from the Intel Data Center Solutions Group, available for channel partners to resell, preconfigure and preload Nutanix HCI solutions.
Penguin*: HPC Technical Solution – an innovative Linux solution for HPC (high-performance computing) on-premise and in the cloud (Intel CPU, Intel SSDs and Omnipath) with Penguin Computing professional and managed services.
Cohesity*: Enterprise Storage Platform – consolidated data protection, target storage and SQL protection on a single platform that uses Intel NVMe SSDs, resulting in a 50 percent reduction in overall backup windows, improved replication between data centers and substantially improved recovery times.
CyberPowerPC*: Optane Innovation – Memory – an Intel® Optane™ technology go-to-market strategy, particularly as the first local OEM to offer Intel® Optane™ technology in retail.
RAVE Computer*: Optane Innovation – Storage – a data acquisition and storage solution for U.S. Department of Defense intelligence applications employed on military aircraft in incredibly challenging 55 degrees celsius operating environments and tight space constraints.
Atos*: Digital Transformation Solution – Global SI – more than four million devices under management and executed the largest Intel® Active Management Technology deployment at a Fortune 100 company.
CDW*: Data Center Solution – National Solution Provider – In 2018, CDW drove a comprehensive IT modernization campaign resulting in more than 2,000 CDW sellers being trained on the value of selling Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to help customers move to a software defined data center environment.
Insight*: IoT Solution – IoT solutions that leverage Intel-enabled sensors, gateways and deployment tools, such as OpenVino*, providing a framework as Insight scales its IoT business across multiple verticals.
KGPCo*: Network Communications Solution – KGPCo’s premier portfolio is the launch partner platform for Intel Select Branded solutions, including a portfolio of uCPE solutions on Intel technologies, including Intel Select (Intel® Xeon®-D), as well as Denverton-based platforms.
Smart Edge*, a wholly owned Pivot* company: Network Communications Innovation – an intelligent edge MEC solution harnessing Intel capabilities across all levels (compute, network, storage and memory) along with advanced software from Intel (NFF-go, QAT and DPDK).
Red Hat*: Digital Transformation Solution – Global ISV – automation and private/hybrid cloud solutions delivered increased customer business agility by enabling faster application development and process optimization.
SHI International Corp*: Client Solution – National Solution Provider – deployed 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Microsoft* Windows 10 mobile devices with no images required at a lower cost than traditional deployments.
Sogeti, Part of Capgemini*: Digital Transformation Innovation – Global SI/ISV – deployed one million Windows 10 seats and 300,000 Intel devices in 2018, collaborating on digital enterprise, IT transformation and emerging technologies projects.
World Wide Technology*: Public Sector Solution – designed, built, demonstrated and deployed integrated solutions that delivered transformational outcomes to support the armed forces and federal civilian agencies.
iBUYPOWER*: Marketing – the company’s College Tour program is a vehicle to engage, educate and cultivate core demographics first-hand through authentic and engaging experiences.
PCM*: Marketing Excellence – National Solution Provider – a custom marketing campaign targeting small and medium businesses titled “What New Can Do,” resulting in nearly one million pageviews and more than 230 million impressions.
Presidio Networked Solutions*: Training for Results – Technical – ramped Intel® Core™ processors by increasing training and education for pre-sales and solution architects in 2018.
SHI International Corp*: Training for Results – Sales – with the challenge of reaching almost 1,500 sales representatives, SHI used Reseller Edge online training and used Intel rangers to engage engineers and solutions architects.
Xidax*: Channel Cares – spent hundreds of hours and nearly $40,000 giving PCs to less privileged people in the gaming community, including providing a military veteran with what he needed to become a gaming streamer and to start a PTSD gaming therapy support group.
Intel’s innovation — together with partners and customers — is building the high-performance, trusted computing foundation for our data-centric world.
Intel is uniquely positioned to implement security technologies given the breadth of its product line and its architectural dimensions. Intel’s products contain silicon-enabled security technologies that harden system surfaces to help create a trusted foundation and help enable ecosystem partners to create security-optimized solutions.
At Intel, working to secure products is an ongoing priority, not a one-time event.
From Dystopia to Opportunity: Stories from the Future of Cybersecurity
Presenters: Amit Elazari Bar On, Intel; Keren Elazari, K3r3n3.com
Date and Time: Mar. 6 from 2:50 – 3:40pm
The future of cybersecurity is not about protecting secrets; it’s about our way of life. Join us for a journey to the near future, told from the perspectives of a friendly hacker and a lawyer, who also happen to be sisters. Discover how evolving attack trends are impacting policy landscapes, why trust has become a feature and what hackers can do for you. Step away from today and embrace what’s next.
Multiparty Vulnerability Disclosure: From Here to Where?
Presenters: Audrey Plonk, Intel; John Banghart, Venable; Kent Landfield, McAfee; Art Manion, CERT Coordination Center
Date and Time: Mar. 6 from 9:20 – 10:10am
As the world grows ever more dependent on complex technological systems, the risk of broadly impactful vulnerabilities in software and hardware is driving the need for improvements in how the global ecosystem addresses identification and disclosure of those vulnerabilities. This panel will discuss what works, what doesn’t, and suggest a path forward that can benefit everyone globally.
What Happens to Your Threat Model When Hardware Isn’t Really Hardware?
Presenters: Lorie Wigle, Intel
Date and Time: Mar. 6 from 9:20 – 10:10am
Join for a discussion about hardware and software update cycles and the importance of reconsidering the way we think about hardware security. We will also discuss the significance of making hardware and software more secure and resilient, and Intel’s commitment to developing technologies to solve the industry’s most complex problems.
Securing Intel PC for FIDO Support: Industry Standard to Remove Passwords
Presenters: Nitin Sarangdhar, Intel
Date and Time: Mar. 7 from 8:00 – 8:50am
FIDO-enabled platforms replace password match on the relying party website with a passwordless experience of biometric authentication on a user device. This session will cover how PCs can be vulnerable to attacks on simple host OS-based FIDO authenticators and capabilities available in Intel HW to create a trusted execution environment–based FIDO Authenticator to address such vulnerabilities.
Awareness at Scale: Creating Risk-Aware Cultures in Big Companies
Presenters: Ellen Powers, Intel; Tom Pendergast, MediaPro; Kemi Okutubo, International Monetary Fund; Deborah Walter; AmerisourceBergen
Date and Time: Mar. 7 from 1:30 – 2:30pm
Getting employees to take their annual security awareness training is hard at any company. But imagine how hard it is to run a multifaceted, multimedia awareness program for thousands or millions of employees spread across the globe, often not even sharing a common language. That’s security awareness at scale—and it’s got challenges and triumphs our panelists are eager to explore.
Internet of Laws: Navigating the IoT Legal Landscape
Presenters: Amit Elazari Bar On, Intel
Date and Time: Mar. 7 from 2:20 – 2:50pm
The world is getting more connected and calls for IoT regulation and software liability are on the rise. This talk will give IoT practitioners and security researchers a quick intro to the variety of legal and regulatory concepts that govern IoT landscape focusing on recent trends. Highlights will include vulnerability disclosure, anti-hacking laws, CCPA and the new CA IoT security law.
Why Industrial IoT Security Is Really about Saving Lives
Presenters: Lorie Wigle, Intel; Emily Miller, Mocana; Galina Antova, Claroty; John Felker, Department of Homeland Security
Date and Time: Mar. 7 from 2:50 – 3:40pm
Industrial control systems simply cannot tolerate any downtime, or risk human safety in any way. A compromise can result in millions of dollars lost — but even more devastatingly—the loss of life. This talk will offer new approaches to protecting industrial control systems and critical infrastructure and focus on the importance of human safety that’s at risk when these devices are compromised.
Blockchain Augmentation of the Trusted Supply Chain
Presenters: Eduardo Cabre, Intel; Tom Dodson, Intel
Date and Time: Mar. 8 from 9:50 – 10:40am
The Trusted Supply Chain assures users that a platform (a PC, server, controller, etc.) was made by the expected manufacturer and its firmware was unaltered. This session will describe a blockchain implementation of the Trusted Supply Chain. We replaced a centralized trust model, with a fully distributed model using Ethereum contracts, allowing participants to obtain direct evidence of their claims.
Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
The Why: The DEI Dividend
Presenters: Jim Gordon, Intel; Karen Worstell, W Risk Group LLC; Emily Heath, United Airlines; Vanessa Pegueros, DocuSign; Jennifer Steffens, IOActive, Inc.; Caroline Wong, Cobalt.io
Date and Time: Mar. 4 from 8:15 – 9:15am
Cybersecurity is facing talent shortages at a time when problem-solving, innovation and productivity are critical. The talent pipeline seems to be improving, but valuable professionals are opting out of the profession in mid-career. In this seminar, you will hear from leaders driving innovation with culture, inclusion, equity and diversity, and from change agents on how you can make shift happen.
The Who: Is This Responsibility Yours, Mine, or Ours?
Presenters: Jim Gordon, Intel; Karen Worstell, W Risk Group LLC; Alicia Jessip, TEKsystems; Elaine Mariano, Equili; Carmen Marsh, Inteligenca; Claudia Schabel, Schabel Solutions
Date and Time: Mar. 4 from 10:15 – 11:15am
Cybersecurity is facing talent shortages at a time when problem-solving, innovation and productivity are critical. The talent pipeline seems to be improving, but valuable professionals are opting out of the profession in mid-career. In this seminar, you will hear from leaders driving innovation with culture, inclusion, equity and diversity, and from change agents on how you can make shift happen.
Today, Intel along with customers and industry partners announced several solutions designed to scale and accelerate the adoption of hardware-enabled security across data center, cloud, network and edge. From OEMs to cloud service providers (CSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs), Intel continues to help lead the industry and advance security tools and resources that help improve the security and privacy of application processing in the cloud, provide platform-level threat detection and shrink the attack surface.
“Hardware-based security technologies are a top priority for cloud providers aiming to address enterprise scaling challenges. Trusted execution technologies such as Intel SGX are now readily available in a wide range of platforms helping to fuel innovation in the digital security ecosystem and further assist in implementation roll-out.”
–Dimitrios Pavlakis, industry analyst, ABI Research.
Intel SGX for the Data Center
Helping protect customer data in the cloud is a top priority for cloud service providers. Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) was designed to help create more secure environments without having to trust the integrity of all the layers of the system. The technology isolates specific application code and data to run in private regions of memory, or enclaves. Intel SGX is currently used by top cloud providers, including Alibaba Cloud*, Baidu*, IBM Cloud Data Guard* and Microsoft Azure* for various projects to help protect customer data at runtime. Today, Intel announced new products and ecosystem solutions that enable Intel SGX to be used even more broadly in the data center.
Scaling Intel SGX for the Cloud: Intel introduced the Intel SGX Card, a new way to help extend application memory protections using Intel SGX in existing data center infrastructure. Though Intel SGX technology will be available on future multi-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, there is pressing demand for its security benefits in this space today. Intel is accelerating deployment of Intel SGX technology for the vast majority of cloud servers deployed today with the Intel SGX Card. Additional benefits offer access to larger, non-enclave memory spaces, and some additional side-channel protections when compartmentalizing sensitive data to a separate processor and associated cache. Availability is targeted for later this year.
To enable cloud adoption of Intel SGX at scale, Intel and industry partners are also introducing new tools and capabilities that enhance operational control, simplify development and support emerging workloads.
Operational Control: Intel is delivering a new capability called flexible launch control that enables a company’s data center operations to set and manage their own unique security policies for launching enclaves as well as providing controlled access to sensitive platform identification information. This capability is currently available on Intel SGX-enabled Intel® Xeon® E Processors and some Intel NUC’s.
New Developer Tools:Fortanix* launched its Enclave Development Platform* (EDP), the open-source software development kit (SDK) that uses the state-of-the-art security properties of the Rust programming language and Intel SGX to deliver a more secure application development platform. Developers can build enclaves with Rust to help improve protection from development vulnerabilities and outsider attacks. The Fortanix EDP is fully integrated with the Rust compiler allowing developers to immediately build, sell or distribute the secure applications they create.
Scale for Emerging Workloads:Baidu announced a preview of its Intel SGX-enabled MesaTEE* that delivers artificial intelligence algorithm protection for cloud and edge computing devices.
Advancing Threat Detection
Intel is helping lead the industry with hardware-enhanced security technology by delivering new capabilities to Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT), a set of silicon-level capabilities that helps detect classes of threats. First introduced last year and deployed across 50 million enterprise clients, Intel TDT is experiencing broad adoption and expanding platform support to Linux and virtual machines.
Intel Threat Detection Technology Evolves: Intel is expanding Intel TDT capabilities in 2019 to include support for Linux on servers in virtualized data center and cloud environments. Intel TDT combines platform-level telemetry infrastructure and machine learning models to detect targeted attacks. Detection alerts based on the heuristics are sent to the security service provider (ISV) for remediation. Integration of the Intel TDT stack into the existing ISV solutions results in improved performance and lower incidences of false positives. At RSA Conference, Intel will demonstrate Intel TDT on Linux using Intel-developed heuristics to detect unauthorized execution of specific cryptomining workloads.
SentinelOne:SentinelOne* (S1) is the first licensee to have adapted Intel TDT’s accelerated memory scanning (AMS) technology for detection of cryptomining. With Intel TDT, S1’s customers running Windows will enjoy up to 10-times faster pre-execution scanning and 4-times faster detection with immediate roll back of uncovered threats.1
Shrinking the Attack Surface
Intel’s security open-source initiatives and community partners are equipping the ecosystem with tools to help reduce the attack surface in platforms and products before they are deployed at scale.
Device Design: Intel is announcing Host-based Firmware Analyzer, a new tool for the TianoCore* open-source firmware community. Intel is applying best practices used by software developers and helping lead the industry in delivering a framework that automates the testing of firmware components prior to system integration. The Host-based Firmware Analyzer allows developers to run open-source advanced tools, such as fuzz testing, symbolic execution and address sanitizers in an OS environment. This tool is targeted for availability in the first half of this year.
Secure Device Onboarding: For secure device provisioning and management of internet of things (IoT) devices before they are activated on corporate networks, Mocana* announced full integration of Mocana TrustCenter™ with the Intel® Secure Device Onboard service. This solution reduces the burden on OEMs to pre-load customer specific credentials in the supply chain and delivers a model where cloud selection and configuration happen dynamically when first powered on.
Defending Firmware: Intel and Eclypsium* announced a collaboration that helps organizations manage the entire hardware and firmware attack surface for threats. The Eclypsium Platform, now generally available, extends Intel’s secure foundation by analyzing the system configuration and ensuring the latest firmware is deployed.
Scaling Enterprise Endpoint Protection:Qnext* announced integration of Intel SGX in remote access of its sharing and collaboration platform FileFlex*. Intel SGX helps improve FileFlex Enterprise security for Microsoft Office 365 users when accessing files and folders from source locations at the edge of the network.
Where to See Intel at 2019 RSA
Next week at RSA Conference, Intel will be joined by industry customers and partners in demonstrating the latest security solutions services. Visit Intel at Booth 6173 for hands-on demonstrations and more information.
Ten years ago, Intel formed the Retail Solutions Division at an opportune moment – the industry was ripe for disruption. At the time, the average store could barely make use of the information at its disposal. Because systems couldn’t talk to each other, nothing happened in real time. Retailers were giving up billions of dollars due to poor inventory management. And with little in the way of shopper analytics, they couldn’t easily understand their customer or personalize their in-store experience. In many, if not most, cases, shoppers walked into the store better equipped with both information and technology than the sales associates who were supposed to be helping them.
A decade later, on our 10th anniversary of participating at NRF, the fundamentals of retail haven’t changed. Retailers that stay relevant have always focused on experience, quality and curation. Consumers are now expecting those fundamentals in a different way, and we’re here to help. At Intel, our job is to be a catalyst for our customers and partners making that customer journey seamless – whether it’s curating immersive and personalized shopping experiences, fine-tuning inventory and supply chains, or driving operational efficiencies – so they can reinvest back into the customer experience.
As with every NRF show, Intel is proud to showcase a dynamic array of leading-edge technologies and best-in-class retail solutions – a rich and representative sample of the pioneering work we’re doing with our strong partner ecosystem. This year, Intel will announce the Open Retail Initiative. It is the first internet of things (IoT) open-source initiative that focuses on enabling retailers to unlock the power of data and insights within their businesses to scale and address market challenges.
Retailers are getting serious about increasing inventory accuracy and attacking on-shelf availability problems. Unveiled for the first time at Intel’s NRF 2019 booth, Pensa will show its breakthrough retail inventory visibility system aimed squarely at the trillion-dollar retail shelf “blind spot” problem. Utilizing in-store servers with Intel architecture to power analytics, Pensa combines artificial intelligence (AI) and drones to autonomously scan shelves and then alert retailers and brands as to what is actually on shelves – across all stores, everywhere, at any point in time.
Some of the most exciting innovations in retail technology are the changes you can’t see – the technologies that are allowing back-of-house automation so valuable staffing hours can be put back into customer-facing activities. Rubikloud utilizes a machine learning platform for retail to automate the mass promotions and merchandising process – the most expensive business process – to deliver an optimal mix of promotion mechanics for accurate forecasts to reduce stock-outs and increase revenue.
AI is reinventing the retail landscape. No longer confined to the data center, AI has made its way into the store itself where retailers are using machine learning to streamline operations, improve supply chain and inventory management, fuel immersive experiences, and inform precision marketing. MeldCX/AOpen is the first AI-enabled, computer vision bulk product scale and labeling system powered by multiple Intel architectures, including Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Units. It allows bulk items to be purchased and determines the type and cost of an item, without a barcode – removing friction from the shopping experience by determining bag contents to save time, money and hassle.
Intel’s Open Retail Initiative removes barriers between innovators by connecting technologies and data through common, open-source frameworks. It promotes a free exchange of ideas within the retail industry to drive creative and technological advancement. Through collaborations within the EdgeX Foundry alliance and our ecosystem partners, starting with Canonical, Dell, Envirosell, HP, JD.com, JDA, Petrosoft, RetailNext, SAS, Shekel Brainweigh, SUSE, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Verifone and VMware, Intel is removing barriers to technology adoption.
As Intel celebrates 10 years as a catalyst and key partner in building a bright future for retail, there’s nothing more exciting than imagining what’s ahead. The era of retail transformation has only just begun. Here’s to the next 10 years, and many more to come.
Joe Jensen is vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of the Retail Solutions Division at Intel Corporation.
Intel at 2019 NRF: If you are interested in learning more and checking out our partner solutions and demos, visit our booth, #3437, or check out our demo fact sheet.
What’s New: Non-profit RESOLVE’s* new TrailGuard AI* camera uses Intel-powered artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect poachers entering Africa’s wildlife reserves and alert park rangers in near real-time so poachers can be stopped before killing endangered animals. TrailGuard AI builds on anti-poaching prototypes funded by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and National Geographic Society.
”By pairing AI technology with human decision-makers, we can solve some of our greatest challenges, including illegal poaching of endangered animals. With TrailGuard AI, Intel’s Movidius technology enables the camera to capture suspected poacher images and alerts park rangers, who will ultimately decide the most appropriate response.”
– Anna Bethke, leader of AI for Social Good at Intel Corporation
How It Works: TrailGuard AI uses Intel® Movidius® Vision Processing Units (VPUs) for image processing, running deep neural network algorithms for object detection and image classification inside the camera. If humans are detected among any of the motion-activated images captured by the camera, it triggers electronic alerts to park personnel so they can mobilize rangers before poachers can do harm.
Why It’s Important: According to RESOLVE, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes by a poacher, at a rate of approximately 35,000 elephants per year. In a decade, experts predict there won’t be any more elephants. Rhinos, gorillas, tigers and other large mammals are also in danger from poachers, as are giraffes, antelopes and wildebeest that are often caught in poachers’ snares.
“Reckless human activity is causing species loss and extinction on an unprecedented scale, with recent reports showing that as many as 60 percent of all wildlife has been wiped out since 1970. If illegal poaching of wildlife continues at the current rate, elephants are just one of the large mammal species that will be completely erased in our lifetime,” said Justin Winters, executive director, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which provided critical funding for prototypes and is working to support broad-based deployment of these systems. “A commitment to protecting wildlife has been at the heart of LDF’s work from the beginning and we are excited to collaborate with Intel and RESOLVE on this breakthrough AI technology, which is set to be a game-changer for park rangers in the monitoring and management of endangered species around the world.”
How It’s Different: TrailGuard AI uses deep neural network algorithms that allow the device to recognize humans and vehicles with a high degree of accuracy. TrailGuard AI builds upon the success of RESOLVE’s first-generation TrailGuard camera deployed in protected reserves that alerts rangers any time it detects motion. With the first-generation camera, rangers receive many photos that they had to manually review to determine if there is a poaching threat or a false-positive triggered by other motion. By adding an additional layer of AI into the system, TrailGuard AI intelligently knows when a potential poacher is present, allowing park rangers to rapidly intercept and apprehend.
TrailGuard AI is powered by the tiny yet powerful Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPU, which delivers visual intelligence to the camera itself, resulting in several important benefits:
Limited false-positives: Instead of alerting the rangers anytime there is motion in front of the camera, including from shifting cloud cover, birds and animals, TrailGuard AI only sends images to the rangers when a person or vehicle is detected. Limited false-positives means rangers have more time to focus on their work, instead of spending their time looking through hundreds of false alerts each day.
Long battery life: The Intel Movidius VPU powers all of TrailGuard AI’s processing needs – from wake-on-motion to image processing to AI inference to communication protocols — all while running at very low power. It is designed to perform in the wild for up to 1.5 years without depleting the battery. This is a great improvement over the original TrailGuard that has a separate computing unit requiring rangers to undertake the time-consuming and often dangerous task of field maintenance every four to six weeks. TrailGuard AI’s long battery life also means less foot-traffic around the hidden cameras, which could alert poachers to their locations.
Small in size: Due to the miniscule size of the Intel Movidius VPU, TrailGuard AI is about the size of a pencil and easier to hide and camouflage from poachers and wild animals.
“The Intel Movidius VPU allowed us to revolutionize TrailGuard AI by adding artificial intelligence to a proven end-to-end solution to stop illegal poaching around the world,” said Eric Dinerstein, director of biodiversity and wildlife at RESOLVE. “In addition to providing the AI technology, Intel engineers worked closely with us to build, test and optimize this incredible anti-poaching solution that will make a real difference in saving animals.”
Where TrailGuard AI is Deployed: In partnership with the National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and others, TrailGuard AI will be deployed in 100 reserves in Africa throughout 2019, starting with Serengeti and Garamba, with plans to expand to Southeast Asia and South America.
“Edge computing technology has the power to revolutionize the way we understand and protect our natural heritage,” said Dr. Fabien Laurier, vice president of National Geographic Labs. “National Geographic is excited to work with Intel on TrailGuard AI and deploy these anti-poaching systems throughout Africa. This collaboration is critical to accelerating conservation and working toward our mission of achieving a planet in balance.”
What’s New: Intel announced today the Intel® Connected Logistics Platform (Intel® CLP), a cost-effective internet of things (IoT) solution enabling users to monitor the condition and location of assets in any environment throughout the supply chain. With PA Consulting* and Google Cloud*, Intel® CLP can benefit businesses with near real-time supply chain visibility, while monitoring the quality, integrity and security of their shipments while on the move. Intel CLP provides near real-time supply chain visibility, while monitoring the quality, integrity and security of freight during every step in the supply chain.
“The Intel Connected Logistics Platform provides our clients a powerful solution across a range of different industry sectors for unprecedented real-time transparency of shipment progress and conditions. Some evaluations include findings of temperature excursions for more than 60 percent of the shipment duration, with route and duration improvement opportunities of up to eight hours on a 36-hour shipment. They are also finding significant deviations in shock measurements, up to a doubling in g-forces experienced by sensitive products, depending on the truck and road quality.”
–JJ Van der Meer, partner at PA Consulting
Why It Matters: There is a strong need for transparency and integrity throughout the supply chain. Consumers ask for detailed shipment tracking; businesses ask for integrity control, especially for sensitive and high-value goods; and logistics companies need transparency for ongoing optimization of networks and assets. All of these requests can be achieved with the availability of valuable granular, real-time, reliable IoT data.
How it Works: Companies can use this data to mitigate risk in near real-time, extract actionable insights, and perform trend and predictive analytics. Companies can also optimize across all three of these criteria and significantly improve their efficiency and reduce supply chain costs. The flexibility of the solution allows for quick integration while solving a wide range of asset-tracking industry challenges.
What This Delivers: Intel is already making an impact across a range of industries:
Perishables: For Driscoll’s,* a California-based seller of fresh berries, quality and temperature control of produce is critical for longer shelf-life. By using Intel CLP, Driscoll’s was able to see temperature variations across different vendor trucks and track temperature fluctuations, humidity effects, shelf-life and third-party logistics performance. Intel CLP can also help reduce customer shipment rejections due to temperature excursions and deteriorated quality.
Specialty Products: For International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.* (IFF), product traceability is a key challenge when products are shipped through land, air or sea. Using Intel CLP, IFF tracked shipments in near real-time and provided first-hand visibility into cold chain performance for shipping sensitive temperature-controlled products. IFF was also able to track product exposure to environmental elements and handling during cross dock situations, and quickly relay customs delays or rejections.
Intel is scaling via multiple ecosystem channels, including cloud service providers, system integrators, OEMs and vertical solution integrators. Intel also offers a streamlined partner training and onboarding program for faster time-to-market.