Recent revelations about processor architectures within Intel chips which has the potential to affect nearly all computers and users worldwide, either by making sensitive data vulnerable or massively slowing down processing times, have made headline news globally. The news was reported shortly before Monday's keynote address.
Intel went big on autonomous driving on Monday, showcasing its first self-driving test vehicle and announcing a number of tie-ups with automakers to take the technology forward.
Krzanich unveiled Intel's first autonomous vehicle in its 100-car test fleet, the company said in a statement. "That is why we built Intel Studios, which is the most advanced data-driven content creation studios", Mr. Krzanich said. These discoveries will impact almost every sector of innovation, and Intel is at the forefront of this revolution, bringing to life the promise of data-driven experiences through autonomous driving, AI, 5G and VR.
The U.S. firm also announced partnerships with Chinese automaker SAIC Motor and digital mapping company NavInfo to develop automated vehicles, and map roads, in China.
Though Meltdown and Spectre are industry-wide problems affecting chip companies like ARM and Intel, plus operating-system vendors, browser makers, and cloud-computing companies, Intel has been the face of the issue.
Intel hasn't yet revealed other details, including how reliable the quantum chip is.
While the earlier models were all about storing this data as a static commodity, now the data will move all around us at unimaginable speeds, Krzanich said.
Fifty-five years ago, the Jetsons made flying cars look like our future, and one of the many "Back to the Future" sequels once again dangled the possibility.
In his keynote, Krzanich predicted that quantum computing will solve problems that today might take our best supercomputers months or years to resolve, such as drug development, financial modeling and climate forecasting.
IBM, one of Intel's chief rivals, has developed a 50-qubit chip that it reportedly brought to CES.
To that end, Krzanich says Intel is working to create "immersive" and "volumetric" media that could attract more interest from mainstream consumers.
Intel also said that Paramount Pictures will be the first major Hollywood studio to explore this technology together with Intel to see where this will lead for the next generation of visual storytelling.
The CEO also demonstrated the Volocopter, a fully electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for passenger transport.