Artificial intelligence has gone from the imagination of people like Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke, and is now a part of every aspect of technology. The future of smartphones revolves around terminologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. We’re starting to see this happen already, as most smartphone manufacturers now stress that their devices have AI baked in.
But is the hype justified, or are we hearing about AI now because the hardware seems to have reached a plateau? What’s clear is that the next revolution lies in software, in bringing actual intelligence to “smart” phones, and that’s why AI has to be implemented at all stages of the smartphone experience. But what does this mean, exactly, and how does it affect us?