Artificial Intelligence has been proclaimed as the technology of the future. It has earned this reputation due to its immense potential to impact all major industries. It has already influenced healthcare, as it is being used to drive some of the most high-end medical devices. However, one of the reasons the technology has been in the limelight is due to its impact on smartphone, which is easily the most essential device in our day-to-day life.
For the past few years, AI has been deployed to improve the capabilities of various features of our smartphone. It has been quietly reshaping the smartphone and the way we use it, as it continues to make it smarter by the day. Discussed below are some of the ways in which AI has improved the smartphone.
Most of the new smartphones have already been equipped with AI-powered voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant from Alphabet. As most users prefer to use voice commands instead of typing them on the phone’s smaller screen, these voice assistants have already become an important part of the smartphone user interface.
AI-driven voice recognition technology has also enabled the users to interact with their phones without having to use their hands, which has made the usage of smartphones much more convenient.
Many new smartphones have effectively used AI to streamline the scheduling of appointments and events. The AI-driven feature is designed to automatically parse your messages and emails before adding them (or suggesting the additions) to your calendar. It works by intelligently picking the information regarding appointments, flights, or even hotel reservations. The apps built on this technology can also coordinate a meeting by sending a suggested timing to the participants, and then fix a schedule through consensus.
The little prompts that appear on the screen, providing multiple suggestions for the next word when the users are typing, is known as the predictive text. It is another major AI-infused feature that has reduced the difficulty of typing text on smartphones. The feature uses machine learning to automatically create custom dictionaries based on your past conversations and writing style. It can also remember the unique aspects, such as the use of slang or simplified spellings, and make suggestions accordingly.
The feature that translates words and sentences from one language to another has considerably improved the smartphone’s capability by multiple folds. It uses an advanced form of AI-based on Deep learning. The technology involves an intricate mechanism that learns to recognize the relationships between words, grammar, and vocabulary to develop different patterns. It then uses pattern recognition to create more fluid translations from language to language.
The Map application on our Smartphones, which shows several potential routes to our destination, is driven by AI. Using a combination of AI and phone-based crowdsourcing, the apps can provide real-time traffic information such as congestion warning and the shortest possible with least traffic-signals. The feature aggregates data from many smartphone users and then uses AI algorithms to help determine the ideal route based on current conditions.