Kevin Tsujihara Scandal Exposes the Corruption That Festers in Post-Weinstein Hollywood

A wealthy and well-connected executive at the helm of one of America’s most powerful corporations strikes up an extra-marital affair with a 19-year-old industry rookie. Leaning on his contacts, he opens doors for her that she could never have done otherwise. Soon, opportunities start to come her way, and she quickly builds up a reputation and a work portfolio. In the space of just a few months, she metamorphoses from a ground-level wannabe into a bonafide industry veteran with a bright future ahead of her. In what environment did this happen? A Fortune 500 company where an executive gets his

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2019 MWC: Intel Helps Bring Batman to Life with Mixed Reality

Intel, AT&T*, Ericsson*, Warner Bros.* and DC* collaborated to create a mixed reality experience that immerses fans wearing virtual reality headsets in the world of DC’s tech-savvy Super Hero Batman* as he takes on Super-Villain The Scarecrow*. The experience builds on a proof-of-concept demonstration conducted in December 2018 with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Mobile World Congress attendees will see how Batman defeats The Scarecrow in an action-packed immersive experience using a digital model of their encounter in the Intel booth (#3E31 in Hall 3) in Fira de Barcelona.

The demonstration showcases the latest evolution in mobile broadband technology and distributed cloud remote rendering. It runs on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors in Ericsson radio base stations with the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform.

More: AT&T, Ericsson, Intel and Warner Bros. showcase the potential of 5G through a mixed-reality experience featuring DC’s Batman and The Scarecrow at MWC19 Barcelona | Intel at 2019 MWC

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Video: Intel and Warner Bros. Concept Car (B-Roll)

A BMW X5 outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. offers passengers a taste of what’s to come in automotive entertainment in autonomous vehicles, including an immersive comic book viewing experience. The SUV – equipped with a large-screen TV, projectors, sensory and haptic feedback, and immersive audio and lights – brings passengers on a virtual ride of Gotham City moderated by the character Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s trusted butler. The vehicle is on display at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

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Photo 1: Interactive displays in the BMW X5 concept car outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. alert passengers to important information about their ride, including prompting them to fasten their seatbelts. The vehicle is on display at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: BMW/Warner Bros.)

Photo 2: A BMW X5 outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. offers passengers a taste of what’s to come in automotive entertainment in autonomous vehicles, including an immersive comic book viewing experience. The vehicle is on display at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

Photo 3: Equipped with a large screen TV, projectors, sensory and haptic feedback, and immersive audio and lights, the BMW X5 concept car outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. brings passengers on a virtual ride of Gotham City moderated by the character Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s trusted butler. The vehicle is on display at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

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2019 CES: Intel and Warner Bros. Immersive CES Experience Previews Entertainment’s Future in Autonomous Vehicles

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What’s New: Intel and Warner Bros.* demonstrated exciting potential for immersive entertainment in an autonomous driving world with a first-of-its-kind concept car at CES 2019. The car transports guests to Gotham City, home to DC’s most popular super hero, Batman. Through a virtual ride and 270-degree entertainment, the vehicle delivers on a commitment the two companies made at the LA Auto Show in 2017 to explore the potential for next-generation entertainment in future autonomous vehicles. More: Intel at CES 2019 (All Intel News)

“The emergence of autonomous vehicles portends a major shift in how people use their time. The concept car shows how cars will become a new kind of ‘space.’”
–Marcie Miller, Automotive Strategic Marketing, Intel Corp.

How It Works: The interior of the Intel Warner Bros. autonomous vehicle, a retrofitted 2019 BMW X5, is equipped with advanced technology, a large-screen TV, projectors, mobile devices, sensory and haptic feedback, and immersive audio and lights to bring passengers on a virtual ride moderated by Batman’s trusted butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Upon entering the vehicle, guests experience the future of in-cabin entertainment while becoming familiar with safety measures in place through five “chapters”:

  • Chapter 1: Welcome to the future of in-car entertainment: Once passengers settle into the vehicle, the cabin is illuminated and Gotham City appears on the windows. Alfred delivers a welcome message and passengers begin their ride as Gotham City moves by on side windows.
  • Chapter 2: Navigating Gotham City with comic book reader: Guests are treated to new immersive entertainment content as they engage with a comic book reader that’s presented and narrated across the cabin. After experiencing Batman and Killer Croc interactions from around the vehicle, Alfred alerts guests to a road closure ahead. The interactions demonstrate how passengers may be notified of important route changes when their eyes and ears are off the road.
  • Chapter 3: Bringing additional safety technologies to life with RSS: Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) is Intel’s framework for helping autonomous vehicles operate in a more safe and trustworthy manner. RSS formalizes the human notions of safe driving into mathematical equations, helping provide verifiable safety assurance for autonomous vehicle decision-making. Within the cabin, Alfred and a dedicated RSS screen illustrate for guests how RSS helps keep a 360-degree safety monitoring zone around a vehicle.
  • Chapter 4: Previewing movies in the car of tomorrow: Intel and Warner Bros. demonstrate how passengers might decide on what movie to see next from the back seat of a car. Guests are provided an immersive entertainment experience with a trailer for Warner Bros.’ current global blockbuster, DC’s “Aquaman*,” adapted for in-car 270-degree viewing by ScreenX*. Guests are also shown how they might identify nearby theaters and purchase movie tickets from inside the car.
  • Chapter 5: Helping complete the ride safely and securely: Without a driver, autonomous vehicles will need to inform passengers of important information about their trip, such as where they have arrived and how to exit. In this final chapter, Alfred tells passengers they are arriving and instructs them how to safely depart.


Intel CES 2019 B-Roll video includes a demonstration of the BMW X5 outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. that offers passengers a taste of what’s to come in automotive entertainment in autonomous vehicles. See it at the 55-second mark. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)
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Why It Matters: Intel predicts the coming “Passenger Economy” will free more than 250 million hours of commuting time per year in the world’s most congested cities. What’s more, Intel predicts a total addressable market of $200 billion from rising consumer use of new in-vehicle applications and content. As leaders in their respective fields, Intel and Warner Bros. are pioneering innovative research and development to explore how consumers interact with new forms of entertainment within vehicles once they are uncoupled from the steering wheel.

By transforming the cabin into an immersive entertainment platform, the companies are scratching the surface of the possibilities that will come with the future Passenger Economy.

Beyond reimagining in-car entertainment, the car includes interactive communications to keep riders informed and comfortable, while also demonstrating in real-time how Intel’s RSS model can help keep them safe.

Both companies believe consumer trust is critical for advancing autonomous vehicles. In order to create trust, autonomous vehicles must address a core set of interactions that engender confidence, control and a sense of safety. Intel is already helping address public trust by offering RSS to the broader automotive industry as a safety standard starting point. The Intel-Warner Bros. concept car demonstrates how content that is entertaining and informative has the power to help build trust while keeping passengers engaged.

What’s Next: Following CES, further research and development will be conducted on the vehicle at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. To remain at the forefront of this transformation in how passengers consume content in cars, Warner Bros. and Intel will gather real-world feedback from passengers through a series of test drives and pilots this year on the Warner Bros. Studio lot.

Intel’s and Mobileye’s Role: Unlocking our autonomous future requires innovation in the areas of computing, safety and mapping. Together, Intel and Mobileye are delivering the full breadth of world-class technologies and products needed for this next era.

More Context: Intel and Warner Bros. Announce Partnership to Develop In-Cabin, Immersive Experiences in Autonomous Cars of the Future | A Matter of Trust: How Smart Design Can Accelerate Automated Vehicle Adoption | Intel and Mobileye Offer Formula to Prove Safety of Autonomous Vehicles | Intel Predicts Autonomous Driving Will Spur New ‘Passenger Economy’ Worth $7 Trillion

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Video: 2019 CES: Intel Innovations on Display (B-Roll)

Intel Corporation displays how its technology is the foundation for the world’s most important innovations and advances at CES 2019 from Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. Video includes highlights of the Intel booth at CES 2019; the BMW X5 outfitted by Intel and Warner Bros. that offers passengers a taste of what’s to come in automotive entertainment in autonomous vehicles; Intel artificial intelligence in the TrailGuard AI camera used to protect vulnerable animals against poachers; and HOOBOX Robotics artificial intelligence-powered wheelchair that allows users to navigate using facial expressions. (Credit: Tim Herman/Intel Corporation)

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Intel Drones Dazzle in the L.A. Sky with ‘Wonder Woman’ Light Show

Natalie CheungBy Natalie Cheung

Thinking back to how far we have come with drone light shows is surreal.

It’s hard to believe that a hallway conversation two years ago has become an entirely new entertainment concept – illuminating nighttime skies with drone-powered light shows – dazzling audiences at major sporting events, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Vivid Sydney, and now in celebration of an iconic superhero. From our small beginnings with Drone 100 to showcasing our technology to children and families, millennials, CEOs, prime ministers and presidents alike – across oceans and in more than 10 countries, and becoming part of the biggest entertainment moments of the past year, we transformed the light shows from a pie-in-the-sky idea to a remarkable reality.

Our drone light shows feature the Intel® Shooting Star™ drone, the first-ever drone created for entertainment light shows. With this technology, brands have the power to brighten up the night sky with a choreographed light show with hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones. These drones are equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combinations and can be easily programmed to create almost any dazzling animation in the sky.

More: Intel Shooting Star drone and drone light shows (Intel.com) | Drones at Intel (Press Kit)

We are constantly exploring where we can take these light shows next, and we look for inspiration from all forms of entertainment. When I saw “Wonder Woman” on opening night back in June, I left the movie feeling energized – a similar feeling to when our drones create magic in the sky. So, when Warner Bros.* and Ultra Productions* approached us to take their promotion of the “Wonder Woman” home entertainment release to new heights, it was a no-brainer to collaborate on a custom-animated light show that would leave viewers with that same awe-inspired feeling I felt after leaving the theater.

Seeing this vision come to life in the Los Angeles sky was such an exciting moment for us here at Intel, especially for my all-female operations team that made it possible. This innovative, futuristic show was perfectly accompanied by a live performance with celebrated cellist Tina Guo, which made for a truly spectacular experience. As 300 Intel drones showcased imagery from the box office blockbuster, we were able to take a step back and watch as our drones once again captivated audiences. The sky is really the limit when it comes to new forms of entertainment that Intel technology can create.

As I watched the fleet launch, I felt knots of pure excitement and joy. What’s so incredible to me is that a simple hallway conversation has led to working with world-class entertainment brands and companies, changed the landscape of nighttime entertainment, and created amazing experiences that have never been seen before – and all of this was engineered by our small yet brilliant Intel team.

My team and I are committed to scaling these light shows globally, continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in entertainment, showcasing how drones can be used differently and making our mark on the industry. Bringing the energy of “Wonder Woman” to life with a nighttime spectacle or performing our shows for the prime minister of Singapore and president of Indonesia is something I never would have dreamed of creating – and it’s now very much a reality. These are perfect examples of the way our drone light shows are opening doors for us, giving us new opportunities and access to events at which we normally might not have a presence and strategically partnering with brands with which we normally might not have the chance to work. We see a tremendous opportunity to work with strategic partners to reimagine what the intersection of entertainment and technology can become. We are so excited to see where this amazing technology will take us next.

Natalie Cheung is general manager of drone light shows in the Intel Drone Group at Intel Corporation.

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Intel Drones Dazzle in the L.A. Sky with ‘Wonder Woman’ Light Show

Natalie CheungBy Natalie Cheung

Thinking back to how far we have come with drone light shows is surreal.

It’s hard to believe that a hallway conversation two years ago has become an entirely new entertainment concept – illuminating nighttime skies with drone-powered light shows – dazzling audiences at major sporting events, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Vivid Sydney, and now in celebration of an iconic superhero. From our small beginnings with Drone 100 to showcasing our technology to children and families, millennials, CEOs, prime ministers and presidents alike – across oceans and in more than 10 countries, and becoming part of the biggest entertainment moments of the past year, we transformed the light shows from a pie-in-the-sky idea to a remarkable reality.

Our drone light shows feature the Intel® Shooting Star™ drone, the first-ever drone created for entertainment light shows. With this technology, brands have the power to brighten up the night sky with a choreographed light show with hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones. These drones are equipped with LED lights that can create more than 4 billion color combinations and can be easily programmed to create almost any dazzling animation in the sky.

More: Intel Shooting Star drone and drone light shows (Intel.com) | Drones at Intel (Press Kit)

We are constantly exploring where we can take these light shows next, and we look for inspiration from all forms of entertainment. When I saw “Wonder Woman” on opening night back in June, I left the movie feeling energized – a similar feeling to when our drones create magic in the sky. So, when Warner Bros.* and Ultra Productions* approached us to take their promotion of the “Wonder Woman” home entertainment release to new heights, it was a no-brainer to collaborate on a custom-animated light show that would leave viewers with that same awe-inspired feeling I felt after leaving the theater.

Seeing this vision come to life in the Los Angeles sky was such an exciting moment for us here at Intel, especially for my all-female operations team that made it possible. This innovative, futuristic show was perfectly accompanied by a live performance with celebrated cellist Tina Guo, which made for a truly spectacular experience. As 300 Intel drones showcased imagery from the box office blockbuster, we were able to take a step back and watch as our drones once again captivated audiences. The sky is really the limit when it comes to new forms of entertainment that Intel technology can create.

As I watched the fleet launch, I felt knots of pure excitement and joy. What’s so incredible to me is that a simple hallway conversation has led to working with world-class entertainment brands and companies, changed the landscape of nighttime entertainment, and created amazing experiences that have never been seen before – and all of this was engineered by our small yet brilliant Intel team.

My team and I are committed to scaling these light shows globally, continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible in entertainment, showcasing how drones can be used differently and making our mark on the industry. Bringing the energy of “Wonder Woman” to life with a nighttime spectacle or performing our shows for the prime minister of Singapore and president of Indonesia is something I never would have dreamed of creating – and it’s now very much a reality. These are perfect examples of the way our drone light shows are opening doors for us, giving us new opportunities and access to events at which we normally might not have a presence and strategically partnering with brands with which we normally might not have the chance to work. We see a tremendous opportunity to work with strategic partners to reimagine what the intersection of entertainment and technology can become. We are so excited to see where this amazing technology will take us next.

Natalie Cheung is general manager of drone light shows in the Intel Drone Group at Intel Corporation.

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