AI is already in your Smartphones and it’s just getting better!

Aishwarya Singh 02 Feb, 2018 • 2 min read

Contemplating the remarkable pace at which AI is entering our world, it is expected to be a vital feature in smartphones in near future. Most smartphone companies like Apple, Google, Huawei, have already started using AI for various applications such as photography, security etc.

source : Google

The cameras in phones will use AI to enhance the picture. It will detect the object in the frame (be it face, landscape, vehicle, food etc.) and alter the settings to capture the best image. This will not only improve the quality of the picture, but also make it easier for the user as the settings need not be changed before every picture. Apart from capturing images, AI tends to replace the current translation apps (translates text in an image from one language to another). One major benefit of using AI over these applications is that AI will not need Internet connection for translation.

AI can also be used to monitor the user’s daily activities over the phone. For example, when the phone is silent (in a class/ office) or when no apps are used (when sleeping) and so on. Thus AI will learn and adapt the user’s behavior over time and automate these daily processes.

Additionally, AI based algorithms improve security. Apple’s iPhone X uses face detection to unlock the phone. It is able to create a 3D map of a person’s face which is used to unlock the device. This feature can also detect salient changes in the face such as beard or spectacles. Huawei Honor View 10 uses a similar feature for face unlock. It recognizes if the user’s eyes are open or closed, and the device will authenticate only if the eyes are open. Face unlock can perform additional tasks like turning off the screen when you aren’t looking at the display and setting the display orientation according to the positioning of the device using the camera.

Read more about AI applications in Smartphones here.

Our take on this:

AI will continue to provide us with features to simplify our problems and make our work more efficient. Initially the benefits might be less but in the future we will see AI becoming a major part of our. This will improve efficiencies between the user and their phone across text, voice, image, video, and sensors. This change will be embraced by millions of users across the globe.

Do you also believe that AI  in smartphone is the next big thing? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in comments section below!

Aishwarya Singh 02 Feb 2018

An avid reader and blogger who loves exploring the endless world of data science and artificial intelligence. Fascinated by the limitless applications of ML and AI; eager to learn and discover the depths of data science.

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