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Worries remain over major security flaw in chips

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Glenn Montgomery | 13 January, 2018, 03:59

Particularly galling for many was the news that a number of huge industry names were in the know, but had chosen to resolve the problem and then release the news en masse, as a damage limitation exercise.

Similar announcements came from Levi & Korsinky, Block & Leviton and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, with the firms also pointing to reports that Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich sold Intel stock in November months after the company was informed of the defect by Google.

"The collaboration among so many companies to address this industry-wide issue across several different processor architectures has been truly remarkable".

The issue does not strictly affect Intel processors. "Security is job #1 for Intel and our industry", he said. The diversity of Intel's workforce was also highlighted at the event.

Krzanich showed how companies are using Intel's technology to transform their businesses through AI. Not surprisingly, Intel's goal is to tap into and harness the applications that require the most data, and thus generate the most demand for its chips.

Segueing into more positive areas for the company, Krzanich announced that two million BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen vehicles are set to use software from Intel's subsidiary Mobileye, which it acquired in 2017, to collect road experience data to build high definition maps.

"We are still discovering new ways to apply the power of AI and data", Krzanich said.

Intel will branch out soon.

They told the agencies that they were troubled by a series of stock sales that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich completed November 29. He announced the debut of Intel Studios, a new studio dedicated to the production of large-scale, volumetric content - using Intel True View technology - that will create new forms of visual storytelling with and without VR.

Intel did not disclose any timeline details for the quantum chip. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich attempted to tamp down worries during an opening keynote Monday, but questions remain. They are less flexible and powerful than the best general-purpose chips, but being specialized to their task makes them very energy efficient, and thus ideal for mobile devices, vehicles, and industrial equipment.

Intel Labs has developed a neuromorphic research chip, code-named "Loihi,"which includes digital circuits that mimic the brain's basic operation".

However, Intel brought it on to the CES stage at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas.

Tangle Lake is another step in Intel's plans to develop a complete quantum computing system-including the architecture, algorithms and control electronics-and hitting the 49-qubit mark will help researchers improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

"We expect to solve key technical challenges that must be overcome to move quantum computing forward", Krzanich added.

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