Intel Executive Sandra Rivera Delves Into Generative AI and Beyond

Sandra Rivera has spoken about the dynamic nature of AI, the importance of creating accessible tools, and Intel's commitment to driving economic accessibility and ecosystem investment.

During the latest Intel Innovation 2023 event in San Jose, California, Intel shared a lot of information, covering topics, such as manufacturing advancements, the upcoming Meteor Lake chip, and the company's future processor roadmap. The event provided an overview of the semiconductor industry, leaving attendees intrigued and eager for more details.

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In a recent interview with VentureBeat, Sandra Rivera, an Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center and AI Group at Intel, spoke about the significance of generative AI, its advancements, pace of development, and Intel's plans and commitments.

During the interview, Rivera emphasized the importance of generative AI in various industries, such as media, entertainment, and the medical sphere, etc. She highlighted how this technology could facilitate innovation and improve general processes.

"I think there's certainly applications in, as you mentioned, media and entertainment. Also, I think in the medical field, there's another very top-of-mind vertical that you would say, well, yeah, there should be a lot more opportunity there as well. Over the arc of technology transitions and transformations, I do believe that it's going to be a driver of more computing both in the client devices including PCs, but headsets and other bespoke devices on the infrastructure side," stated Rivera.

Rivera also spoke on the concept of the metaverse and Intel's perspective on its potential as a driver of future demand. There is curiosity surrounding whether Intel places significant emphasis on aspects such as open metaverse standards.

"I will say that just generally speaking, in terms of Metaverse and 3D applications and immersive applications, I mean, all of that does drive a lot more compute requirements, not just on the client devices but also on the infrastructure side. Anything that is driving more computing, we think is just part of the narrative of operating in a large and growing team, which is good. It's always better to be operating in a large and growing team than in one that is shrinking, where you’re fighting for scraps. I don't know that, and not that you asked me about Meta specifically, it was Metaverse the topic, but even Meta, who was one of the biggest proponents of a lot of the Metaverse and immersive user experiences seems to be more tempered in how long that’s going to take."

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Here are some key points that Rivera made

  • The pace of change in AI is extremely fast, and what may have seemed impossible in the past is now becoming possible. The emergence of technologies like ChatGPT demonstrates how quickly the AI landscape can evolve. Therefore, Intel's role is to provide tools and enhance accessibility to technology, empowering innovators to drive progress. Accessibility is determined by factors such as affordability and easy access to computing resources from different providers.
  • Intel's historical focus has been on reducing costs, increasing volume, and enhancing accessibility. By making assets more affordable and easier to deploy, innovation and creativity are stimulated. The example of virtualization demonstrates how increasing accessibility leads to greater innovation and demand.
  • Intel believes that economics and accessibility play a significant role in driving innovation. This aligns with the principles of Moore's Law, which focuses on the economic and accessible advancements in technology. Intel's approach involves investing in ecosystem development to foster growth and progress.

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