According to a white paper, “Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update”, by 2021, the average person will have multiple connected mobile devices, and 75% of mobile data traffic will be video. This added video will require new technologies, so the Gates and Hillman Centres at Carnegie Mellon are collaborating with Intel on a three-year, $4.125 million research programme to develop new analytics capabilities and immersive technologies for mobile video.
Intel, for their part, will develop cloud-based systems architecture to handle the rapidly increasing amount of video content generated by Internet of Things devices. Carnegie Mellon will apply its expertise in cloud computing, visual computing, computer vision, storage systems and databases, and networking. Stanford University is also contributing computational photography and domain-specific language expertise for the visual cloud systems.
VR, AR and 360° video and other immersive media technologies powered by data from the billions of connected IoT devices, will create new experiences for viewers, especially when delivered on the planned, 5G networks.