Intel, University of Washington create 3D models with Web images

Intel CEO Paul Otellini demos how the company's processors are being used to render a 3D model from millions of user-generated images taken from photo-sharing sites like Flicker and Picasa.

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini demos how the company's processors are being used to render a 3D model from millions of user-generated images taken from photo-sharing sites like Flicker and Picasa. The work is being done at the University of Washington, where researchers have crowd-sourced images from the Web and created 3D re-construction of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.