AI-powered features in smartphones that will make you want to buy them

Those who have not been in the AI game are expected to soon introduce smartphones with special functions.

Many smartphones released in the past and this year have included AI-focused hardware and software. These phones use AI in all sorts of clever ways, from imaging and photography to power efficiency, to security.

There have been AI developments from pretty much all of the major tech companies. Those who have not been in the AI game are expected to soon introduce smartphones with special functions.

Here are AI-powered features in a smartphone that will make you want to buy them.

AI-powered chipsets in low-costing mobile phones

UNISOC has found a unique way of integrating AI into the everyday lives of Indian users. With its 40% share in the Indian market, including feature phones, UNISOC is in plans of releasing chipsets that would support artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality. These chipsets would make it a reality for Indians to access advanced features, including facial recognition. Its applications are diverse and multi-faceted, such as securing the mobile phone and online transactions with facial recognition and a lot more.

Voice assistants

Whether it's the Google Assistant by Alphabet, Apple's Siri, Samsung's Bixby, or's Alexa, digital assistants are rapidly becoming part of our daily lives. 46 per cent of U.S. adults says they use voice-control to interact with their phone, according to a recent study by Pew Research. The major reason cited by users is that it allows them to interact with their device without using their hands. These modern marvels are the result of natural language understanding and conversational AI.

Automated photo classification

The image recognition and more specifically facial recognition available via AI can do some amazing things with the photos on your phone. The most common feature found on these devices, as well as on social media, is to identify the individual in the picture and recommend tagging them. This functionality can also search for specific people, pets, trips, activities, and even holidays and organize them into groups or categories. They can also be searched by where the photo was taken.

Automated calendar entries

Another AI-infused feature is designed to streamline the process of scheduling appointments and events by parsing the email and automatically adding them (or suggesting the additions) directly to your calendar -- fishing out information regarding flights, appointments, or even restaurant reservations. These apps can also assist in coordinating a meeting by sending multiple suggested times to all the participants until an agreeable time is found.

Location-based app suggestions

Smartphones typically know where they are and will make helpful app suggestions based on the user's physical location. Those on a college campus may receive a recommendation to download that school's app. Users walking into a Starbucks store may be prompted to use the coffee shop's app. Those shopping at Costco may be directed to the retailer's app. This function usually requires enabling the location services on your smartphone.

Artificial intelligence has quickly permeated modern technology, so much so that many people are unaware that the functions they are using are infused with AI. Expect these technologies to provide even greater utility in the years to come.

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