When we talk about the future of mankind, we have to mention artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here is how smartphone brands are already using them to deliver better user experience.
Mobile phones today are smarter and more intuitive. There was a time when people believed smartphones were designed to serve only a few purposes. However, all that has changed, and we use smartphones today in every facet of our lives. From the moment we wake up, we rely on our smartphones. Whether we want to meet somebody, draft an email while commuting, or want to follow a particular route using GPS that reduces the time it takes to reach our destination, smartphones enable us to do so, and have thus become indispensable.
In recent years, artificial intelligence and machine learning have played a pivotal role in transforming our world. In simple terms, artificial intelligence maps our brain function, and tries to replicate it. That is, artificial intelligence enables machines and devices to think on their own, and reach logical conclusions at lightning fast speeds. Without emotions clouding our judgment, we can often make critical decisions that can provide the best results. However, we as humans have been tuned to factor in emotional responses, but artificial intelligence can enable machines to derive conclusions based on logic and commands.
How our phones already use artificial intelligence
Whether we talk about Google Maps and Apple Maps, or virtual assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, it is artificial intelligence and machine learning that drive the technological progress in smartphones. Through machine learning, smartphones can utilize historical data to provide the best possible results. A good example for this is the machine learning algorithm used in Google Maps, which gives you the most accurate and detailed results, by “learning” and “improving” the accuracy of locations through previously collected data.
Smartphones now come with AI-powered cameras, while smartphones processors now also use dedicated chips to handle AI computations locally. This is done by having a Neural Processing Unit, which is usually found in high-end smartphones. This is used to provide features like Face ID to the consumers for a better user experience.
Can artificial intelligence prolong battery lives of smartphones?
It is interesting to note that multiple apps can run in the background, and use up a significant amount of the smartphone battery. Smartphone brands in the past tried to solve this problem by housing powerful batteries. In the recent past, we’ve seen 6000mAh battery mobile popping up in the mid-range segment, but artificial intelligence can solve this issue for us.
Whether it is a system upgrade, or frequent fetching of online data to keep users up-to-date regarding the messages or emails they receive, smartphone batteries, along with the network bandwidth can bear the brunt of unscheduled updates. However, consumers can now use trained AI systems to learn their patterns of behaviour, such as when they would unlock their phones, or when these updates and upgrades can happen without hampering their productivity.
AI and machine learning will also play a vital role in the development and deployment of IoT-enabled devices. With 5G smartphone now becoming a reality, 5G technology will significantly reduce latency, while offering blazing fast download speeds. 5G connectivity is also expected to popularize the internet of things, resulting in the proliferation of IoT-enabled devices.