As a Worldwide Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Intel will work with the IOC, Tokyo 2020 organizers and a range of partners to highlight Intel’s groundbreaking technologies for use throughout the Games. As a technology leader, Intel will maximize the capabilities of the latest technologies, including 5G platforms, AI (artificial intelligence) solutions, immersive media features and IT infrastructure for everyone involved. (Press Kit: Olympic Games Tokyo 2020)
Intel Technologies at Tokyo 2020:
3DAT (3D Athlete Tracking) is a first-of-its-kind platform that brings cutting-edge AI and computer vision motion tracking capabilities out of the lab and onto the field. 3DAT ingests video from multiple cameras then applies pose estimation and biomechanics algorithms to extract 3D form and motion from athletes. The information generated can be used to enhance storytelling for broadcasts or deliver insights to train athletes. That data will also be integrated into the Olympic broadcast for overlay visualizations that will be made available during replays of the 100-meter, 200-meter, 4×100-meter relay and hurdle athletic events from July 30 to Aug. 4. (News: Intel, EXOS Pilot 3D Athlete Tracking with Pro Football Hopefuls)
Intel® True View provides a first-ever immersive sports viewing experience. This is achieved by installing small, high-resolution cameras throughout the venue to capture the action from the entire court. The rendering of the data enables 360-degree replays and detailed depictions of movements and field-of-play violations that are difficult to judge with human eyes. Intel will film 52 matches during the 15 days, with these being broadcast through Game rights holders in each country. Intel True View will be deployed during basketball events from July 25 to Aug. 8.
Tokyo 2020 5G Project: In cooperation with NTT and NTT DoCoMo and implemented by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, this initiative will provide a new sports viewing experience using 5G technology for spectators and event officials at the three target venues. In addition to livestreaming ultra-high-resolution video and simultaneous multipoint video leveraging the high speed and capacity of 5G, there will be augmented reality (AR) spectator experiences that take advantage of the low latency. The Tokyo 2020 5G Project will be deployed during swimming (July 25-27), sailing (July 25-Aug. 4) and golf events (July 25-Aug. 4).
2020beat is the official cheering beat of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The beat was created as part of the Tokyo 2020 “Make The Beat!” cheering project to support athletes. By clapping and dancing to “2020beat” and posting your cheering videos on social media, the video will be shown on screens at the competition venues. “2020beat” was created using Intel’s AI solutions. By combining multiple AI technologies in its development, Intel was able to shorten the learning time and create an optimal combination of music.
Drones: Intel operated over 1,200 drones at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, providing the first drone light show at an Olympic event. Later, in Japan, Intel provided drone light shows with Intel® Shooting Star™ drones, including 300 at an entertainment park in Nagasaki in the summer of 2018 and 500 at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show in 2019.