AI is the new direction for the smartphone makers
2017, was all about the new technology and future visions to explore the new ways of enhancing the tech world. Artificial intelligence garners the most attention this year, from self-driven car to argument among the leading tech minds over its future is responsible for the hype of AI. However, the artificial intelligence in the mobile devices has become a trend to allure the smartphone users. Huawei's mate 10 is the latest in the list to offer more AI equipped features to the users.
The smartphone from the Chinese company launched on 16 October and claimed to be the most powerful AI featured phone ever. The mate 10 is built to take the AI assistance one step further for better user-experience and have some Artificial intelligence driven life-changing feature.
But, with the integration of self-driven technology into our smartphone can phone makers change our life?
Artificial Intelligence has been available on the mobile phones for quite some time now. From Apple’s Siri to Google assistant people are now used to this new stream of technology. However, new generation phones, including iPhone X and Mate 10 possess the feature of in-device AI on mobile. This removes the dependency of smartphones from cloud-based -AI system to perform any task.
In-device AI enables the smartphones to perform AI features even without the internet connection. This also eliminates the need for regular data consumption from the cloud and makes the AI execution faster.
Huawei’s Mate 10 comprises the company’s own Kirin 970 processor in order to run CPU and GPU unit. There is one more unit in the phone named NPU (Neural Processing Unit) and works differently from CPU and GPU. The unit helps the phone to recognize the images, voices, and language to process them like a data.
iPhone X leverages the Artificial technology to replace its fingerprint unlocking with the Face ID system. Whereas the Mate 10 uses the AI to recognize the surroundings in order to optimize the phone's performance for a better user experience. While taking images the Mate 10 will automatically recognize the object and regulates the settings perfect for the snap. Additionally, the phone can differ among the objects in order to quickly adjust the settings of the phone.
Artificial intelligence is available around us for more than 20 years now, although in most of the case we never experienced it directly, it has been a great help to optimize the technology system. AI could not be the most revolutionary thing right now, but its implementation in mobile devices could change our lives on a daily basis.
Considering the fact that our smartphones own the major part of the time we spent in a day, any change in it will definitely have a direct effect on us. If our smartphones start recognizing our surroundings and become able to understand our context, then they will be more than a communicating device. Making smartphones intelligent and more capable of guiding us on small and big tasks will change the way we live today.