SMARTPHONES BECOMING ‘ARTIFCIALLY’ SMARTER
The smartphone industry is evolving on a very fast pace and the continuous rapidity has never failed to stun us. Smartphones have now become something more than just a gadget to communicate or kill the boredom and dullness. This is because they have become intelligent machines due to Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence, known as machine intelligence is the development of computer applications that can process information, and respond in a way which is closer to human reasoning. One can even call this process of making computers ‘think’.Today, artificial intelligence is a $15 billion industry and growing.With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by 2020. Moreover, the AI market is expected to surpass $100 billion by the year 2025 as per the Constellation Research. Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the must-have feature– whether consumers know it or not. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 80 percent of smartphones shipped will have on-device AI capabilities, up from 10 percent in the previous years.
Gone are the days when artificial intelligence was a fantasy in movies. Many of us are already taking advantage of it through mobile apps. Owing to this thousand of new ‘smart’ apps and devices are being launched every day. The Mobile Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to redesignthe industry in the coming years. It will also be a revolution as it involves giving our phones the ability to learn and decide for themselves the best way to function.This promises to be the trend for the next few years. It has initiated a whole new technological war that already faces several competitors. For example, the maker of Qualcomm processors, with its recent Snapdragon 835, claims that it is already prepared for Arti- ficial Intelligence. Other manufacturers of processors, such as AMD, Intel MediaTek or Samsung, have also joined, or are about to, this new technological race.In the coming years, experts are predicting that it will be possible for all customer digital assistant to recognize people by face and voice.
One of the main applications of Artificial Intelligence is in the field of photography. Today, smartphones can recognize each and every element once you open the camera: a landscape, a moving subject, a face, a night scene, and configure all its parameters within no time to obtain the best photo possible. The mobile phones learn as we use the phone, so that it never works on a pre-set configuration, but changes it according to its “experiences”. Another possibility of the smartphone’s processor is “Real-time computerized vision” which helps in obtaining complementary information about the photograph clicked. The mobile can tell us what building is on the screen or characters in the picture. Texts on the screen can be transcribed/translated into any language. Moreover, if the smartphone is connected to a music database, it automatically updates it weekly. And, the phone will inform you immediately what music is playing in the background which cuts the scope of using apps like Shazam.
With the evolution of artificial intelligence, the future seems exciting and promising. Soon,there will be intelligent mobile applications, which will take things to the whole new level. Artificial intelligence has benefited smartphones in an indirect way. Soon, the mobile phone will be our assistant and can respond to mail, or even phone calls, for us. This is the new reality: an intelligent smartphone.
Sanjay Kalirona, CEO & Director, COMIO Smartphones