Forget Siri: Machine Learning and AI is Coming For Your Smartphone

Your phone is already smart, so what’s next? Artificial intelligence and machine learning is coming to the smartphone in ways much bigger than Siri. Earlier this year, Google announced they’ll be working with semiconductor company Movidius By licensing some very special Visual Processing Unit chips, Google plans to move away from data centers and into users’ real lives—and phones. Current smartphones already use a certain amount of AI. Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Viv, and other artificial assistants are data-based machine-learning wonders. As are several apps, including Google’s own photo-sorting app, which mines your photos’ data and sorts them in appropriate categories. Machine learning and AI have been kept relatively far away from smartphones not only because the technology is still developing, but because it devours energy. The amount of data required…


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