Intel to Showcase Latest Imaging Technologies at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The track and field athletics competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will feature new visual overlays to help viewers follow the races online. One of them can be seen in the video from Intel - these are color indicator tracks that display the names and speed of the athletes.

This technology is called 3D Athlete Tracking, or 3DAT. Intel says it works "in near real time, " thanks to artificial intelligence and computer vision, allowing sports commentators to add it to their live coverage.

Intel will work with numerous partners to provide the technology behind OI 2020. In particular, its processors will provide the computing power needed to operate a facial recognition system designed to identify more than 300, 000 guests and participants of the OI. Intel will host virtual reality broadcasts, including the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games, as well as athletics competitions.