Like many large IT companies, Intel has tribes of anthropologists and social scientists on the books, and these people have considerable input on the way the company develops new products and platforms. The teams are especially prominent in Intel’s efforts to develop new international markets and get technology into developing countries.
At a panel on Wednesday at this year’s autumn Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, a group of researchers gave an overview of their work and interests, and how these are helping to develop the future of technology in different places.
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