TOKYO (Reuters) – Tech large Intel Corp stated on Wednesday it can use the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games to point out off a portfolio of latest expertise together with synthetic intelligence pushed 3D monitoring of athletes to reinforce broadcasts of occasions in the course of the Video games.
FILE PHOTO: The Intel brand is proven at E3, the world's largest online game trade conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photograph
The monitoring expertise will use cell cameras to seize video of Olympic occasions that shall be used to create visible overlays and evaluation, the corporate introduced in Tokyo.
The Olympic showcase comes because the once-dominant chipmaker seems for brand new alternatives amid a forecast of modest revenue progress over the following three years as its market share for private laptop chips shrinks.
“This can be a actually good alternative for us to showcase the microprocessor applied sciences that we have now been growing for a few years but additionally lots of our work in software program, in algorithms and broadcast enhancing expertise,” Rick Echevarria, normal supervisor of Intel’s Olympic Program, stated at an occasion attended by members of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.
Intel additionally stated it could use digital actuality to recreate photos of venues to assist practice workers. Dwell digital broadcasts could be on provide for observe occasions, boxing, seaside volleyball and the opening and shutting ceremonies.
Intel stated its chips would even be utilized in facial recognition techniques, monitoring some 300,000 folks together with athletes, volunteers, journalists and workers getting into and exiting Olympic venues.
The corporate may also host a four-day esport gaming event in Tokyo simply earlier than the Olympic opening with a $500,000 prize pool.
In 2017, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) acknowledged aggressive laptop gaming as a sport.
Esports, which regularly pack sports activities stadiums and appeal to enormous on-line audiences, are nonetheless thought of a good distance from turning into a proper a part of the Olympics, however the IOC is conserving an open thoughts, to the chagrin of some Olympians.
Esports are set to turn into a full medal occasion on the Asian Video games in Hangzhou in 2022.
Reporting by Tim Kelly; Modifying by Robert Birsel