Intel CEO: 5G Will Eventually Help Robots Outnumber Humans Ten to One
Intel has laid down its plans for 5G networking solutions at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. The chipmaker announced a new 5G mobile trial platform, as well as discussed the impact of faster, stronger communications in bringing data-rich personalised services and better performing cloud applications.
At the event, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showcased a drone, equipped with 4G LTE and a RealSense camera. Krzanich said the device was capable of revolutionizing package delivery, but to do that safely, it has to interface wirelessly with data sources. Which is nearly impossible on 4G network due to data drop issues, especially in dense urban areas with lots of big, signal-blocking buildings.
“No matter how good the network is, you will have latency and the the drone needs to stay connected at all times. To disrupt how packages are delivered, we have to have 5G,” said Krzanich.
No doubt, mobile devices will benefit from 5G, but the new standard is more about robots, Intel boss added, saying: “5G will be a balance between us and the machines and the machines will outnumber us ten to one.”
Intel is working alongside some leading communications firms in developing 5G, including Ericsson, KT, LG Electronics, Nokia, SK Telecom and Verizon.