Artificial intelligence will not be democratized through computers, televisions, smart speakers, or set-top boxes, but through smartphones — affordable ones. That’s the bold pronouncement Gartner made in January in a report predicting that 80 percent of smartphones will have on-device AI capabilities by 2022. “With smartphones increasingly becoming a commodity device, vendors are looking for ways to differentiate their products,” wrote CK Lu, research director at the firm. There’s ample evidence to support Gartner‘s claim. This week, Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 670, a middle-of-the-road system-on-chip (SoC) intended for budget and mid-tier devices. Notably, it packs the chipmaker’s AI Engine, a machine learning platform previously relegated to the company‘s high-end product lineups, and follows hot on the heels of the Snapdragon 710 — a slightly higher-tiered chip with comparable AI features — and the Snapdragon 632, … [Read more...] about AI Weekly: Budget phones could signal the AI revolution
The smartphone revolution
One day, not too soon – but still sooner than you think – the smartphone will all but vanish, the way beepers and fax machines did before it. Make no mistake: We’re still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we’re all cyborgs by 2027, I’ll happily eat my words. Assuming we’re still eating at all, I guess.) Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the smartphone is being laid by Elon Musk, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and a countless number of startups that still have a part to play. And, let me tell you: If and when the smartphone does die, that’s when things are going to get really weird for everybody. Not just in terms of individual products but in terms of how we actually live our everyday lives and maybe our humanity itself. Here’s a brief look at the slow, ceaseless march toward the death of the smartphone – and what the … [Read more...] about The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy
Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple more than £400 million in damages in the latest round of a legal battle over patents that began in 2011.Here is what the ruling means.– Why has Samsung been ordered to pay damages?Previous rulings in this long-running court case determined that the Korean firm must pay damages for copying aspects of the original iPhone’s design and technologies.Apple contends that Samsung would not have emerged as the world’s largest smartphone seller had it not copied certain technologies from the iPhone.Samsung was originally ordered to pay more than one billion dollars, but a series of appeals and rulings saw that amount reduce and change on multiple occasions since – the latest settling on 539 million US dollars (£403 million).This was in relation to three Apple design patents and two linked to functions on the original iPhone.– How does the decision affect Samsung?With the issue now solely focused on what Samsung must … [Read more...] about Q&A: What does the Apple and Samsung patent case mean for the smartphone sector?
FLAT ROCK, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--The mobility industry is the epicenter of innovation as new technologies promise to transform the entire concept of transportation. As a partner to both established and new mobility manufacturers with a portfolio that extends across automation, connectivity and electrification, Bosch has a broad view of the shifting landscape.The global supplier of technology and services provided a glimpse into the future of mobility from multiple perspectives at the Bosch Mobility Experience U.S. 2018, held at the Bosch Proving Grounds in Flat Rock, Mich. Bosch presented technologies at the middle of drivers’ changing relationship with the vehicle and showcased how the convergence of technology is driving the future of mobility.“While many feel a collision of worlds is imminent between traditional and new, the developments on the horizon are rather a convergence than a collision,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North … [Read more...] about Worlds Converge: Humans at the heart of the mobility revolution
The relationship between network security and the Internet of Things (IoT) has never been easy, but it appears to have reached a tipping point. For some time, one of the primary concerns with IoT has been its impact on network security. This is because a greater number of devices are connecting to the network, resulting in a much higher risk of hackers being able to gain access and do damage. This is not a new issue. What is new is the alarming rate at which consumer-grade IoT devices are being brought into the workplace by end-users, who connect them to corporate networks. They often do this without alerting the IT department, and then seem confused by IT’s concern. ‘Shadow IT’ isn’t going anywhere. This has left many IT professionals now asking the question, “How can we defend against devices we don’t know exist?” The true challenges The issue facing IT professionals is not simply the sheer number of unregulated IoT … [Read more...] about Securing your network in the IoT revolution