Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 10 - Page 33

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION
JUAN CARLOS GARCES , CEO ,
INTEL COLOMBIA

The world is undergoing one of the greatest transformations ever seen in the history of technology with the rise of the Metaverse , which promises to enable real-time , globally interconnected virtual and Augmented Reality environments to allow billions of people to work , play , collaborate and engage in entirely new ways .

The goal of the Metaverse is to replicate what we usually do in the real world but in a 100 % digital way . That means that instead of just seeing what happens on the device screens , users will interact with each other , with objects and environments from the screen .
In the corporate world , this technology will make it possible to create immersive learning spaces in which employees can interact with each other and execute projects through practical simulations . In this scenario , the existing barriers in the hybrid work model , for example , will be gradually reduced until they disappear completely .
In the health segment , the Metaverse can be used to practice specific skills in virtual reality laboratories without putting the life of any patient at risk during the learning process .
For the sales market , professionals will be able to interact with customers , demonstrating the advantages and solutions of products and services easily . Retail , specifically , should be heavily impacted by Metaverses . A virtual shopping experience where it is possible to interact with sellers and try the desired products is an old dream of merchants and consumers .
However , delivering all these details based on sensor data and in real-time to hundreds of millions of users
is beyond the capacity of current computing , storage and network infrastructure . At Intel , we believe it will be necessary to multiply by 1,000 the computational efficiency of the computing infrastructure .
Many advances in transistor , packaging , memory and interconnect technology , as well as new software and
The goal of the Metaverse is to replicate what we usually do in the real world but in a 100 % digital way .
hardware algorithms and architectures will be required . The work of the technology industry in this regard is focused on a unified programming model , tools and open software algorithm libraries so that developers can easily deploy complex applications .
In terms of hardware , in addition to processors capable of facing complex workloads , Edge solutions and connection tools are required , such as 5G , which will be essential for the processing and mass distribution demanded by the Metaverse .
For companies to effectively enjoy the advantages that the Metaverse will bring , it is necessary to think about a complete high-performance digitized infrastructure that will meet the demands of all customers from the cloud to the Edge .
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