Apple Vs Google: The Fight For The Most Intelligent Smartphone

How smart is your smartphone? Until recently, not that smart, actually. Sure Siri can beatbox and Google can tell you what the fox says, but the phones themselves are not actually that smart. They’re responding based on info they grab from the cloud. For example, if you take a picture of an elephant, Android phones use Google’s cloud computing to recognize it and categorize it as a picture of an elephant. But that process is taking place somewhere else. Soon, that kind of machine learning will be able to take place right on your phone. Google recently announced that it will be purchasing chips from Movidius, which makes low-power machine-learning processors. Machine learning is when devices can process and categorize external information — like that picture of the elephant. Before…


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