Snapdragon 820 SoC will use machine learning to detect malware in real-time

Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC is shaping up to be quite an impressive mobile chip. Earlier this month, the chip maker revealed that its Adreno 530 GPU will offer up to 40 percent faster performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared to the Adreno 430. What’s more, Qualcomm claimed its new image signal processing (ISP) unit would lead to mobile cameras capable of capturing DSLR-quality pictures. These promises alone are enough to excite most mobile enthusiasts but that’s only just the tip of the iceberg. Qualcomm on Monday announced a new technology called Smart Protect that’ll ship with the Snapdragon 820. Smart Protect uses real-time, on-device machine learning to detect zero-day malware threats. It does this by looking at the actual behavior of device applications to detect…


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