Intel Labs is driving a vision to enriching lives, based on more personal, immediate, powerful, and effortless interactions with technology. Our work plays a key role in guiding Intel’s drive toward an ideal where technology extends the range of what people can do and what they experience, in every facet of their lives.
Social scientists, ethnographers, and anthropologists have created an ongoing research program within Intel Labs to study people’s everyday routines to develop computing experiences that make life simpler, richer, and safer. This vision includes technology that knows who we are, anticipates what we want and need, and helps us interact with the world around us, in ways that are more flexible, intuitive, and convenient.
What if your technology knew you so well that your experience of it was like a trusted friendship?
A deep understanding of your individual identity can make technology interactions far more valuable. Future technology will be more intelligent about you, learning your likes, dislikes, needs, and wants as the basis for an individualized vision of your identity, akin to the way a friend knows you:
What if your technology anticipated your needs before they happened?
Your personal technology will use its knowledge of you to discern relationships between who you are and your present circumstances, to guide, help, and protect you during your daily life. This combination can help identify opportunities and suggest actions for you to consider:
What if your technology made the world your canvas?
Tremendous possibilities are on the horizon to extend our influence on the world with our viewpoints, aesthetics, and experiences. Users will spontaneously and effortlessly share every form of rich expression and experience with their friends, families, and associates:
What if you could use your data anywhere, anytime, without encumbrances?
Putting the sea of data all around us to work on our behalf has immense potential to enrich our lives. Realizing that vision involves both identifying the possibilities and enabling us to pursue them with technology that maximizes convenience, fluidity, and control: