50% of Smartphones Sold in 2018 with AI Assistant

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Paradigm shifts in computing tend to happen once a decade. In the 1980s, it was the PC and Microsoft Windows. In the 1990s, the web. About 10 years ago, smartphones shook up the computing landscape once again.
The next big thing is assistants. Before long, each one of us will have a single virtual assistant. It will be personalised to you and, unlike with the smartphone revolution, it won’t be restricted to one device.
But the assistant revolution may not happen until thousands of third party services start using it as a platform. That’s what happened in each of the previous eras. One example: music software started out as a floppy disk (or perhaps a CD-ROM) in a PC, then it migrated to a website on the web, and then it became a smartphone app (Spotify is the most popular at present).
In the assistant revolution, a company like Spotify will use that technology to allow you to access and interact with your music anywhere and everywhere. If you’re in your living room, it’ll be through speakers; if you’re in your car, through your car stereo; if you’re at the gym, through your phone and a pair of headphones; and so on.
Of course, this has already started to happen. On-device AI is growing fast among smartphone vendors and by 2023, around 90 per cent of smartphones will have a built-in AI assistant, according to the Strategy Analytics report.
In 2017, Google Assistant rose to be the top AI assistant with a 46.7 per cent market share, followed by Apple’s Siri with 40.1 per cent, it said.
The report said the market share of Google’s AI assistant is expected to climb to 51.3 per cent this year and 60.6 per cent by 2023.
Once virtual assistants mature, the kinks will get ironed out. But more importantly, assistants will become capable of performing more complex tasks.
Assistants will also get to know you extremely well and learn your unstated preferences. That’s where Samsung’s Viv may have an edge. Viv is reported to have “a patented exponential self-learning system”, enabling it to rapidly teach itself based on input from both you (the user) and all those third parties.
About half of smartphones sold globally this year will have an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant, a report by an industry consulting firm showed Sunday.
According to Strategy Analytics (SA) Inc., 47.7 per cent of smartphones sold on the global market will be equipped with some kind of on-device AI assistant, up from 36.6 per cent last year, reports say.
On-device AI is growing fast among smartphone vendors and by 2023, around 90 per cent of smartphones will have a built-in AI assistant, according to the Strategy Analytics report.
In 2017, Google Assistant rose to be the top AI assistant with a 46.7 per cent market share, followed by Apple’s Siri with 40.1 per cent, it said.
The report said the market share of Google’s AI assistant is expected to climb to 51.3 per cent this year and 60.6 per cent by 2023.

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