When Tim Cook announced the anniversary edition Apple iPhone X last month, he indicated that it will serve as a future of smartphones. The bezel-less phone is fitted with technology that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to enhance user experience. Apple s COO Jeff Williams has now reiterated that the company s mobile devices are a huge piece of the future where artificial intelligence is set to become central to many applications. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
Artificial intelligence, akin to human intelligence, uses training methods to improve software or program to learn how specific tasks are meant to be carried out, what the user’s preference is, and eventually make things easier for the end-user. One of the applications of the futuristic technology has found its way into the iPhone X that comes with a Face ID feature which uses a mathematical model of a user’s face to enable authentication.
“We think that the frameworks that we’ve got, the ‘neural engines’ we’ve put in the phone, in the watch … we do view that as a huge piece of the future, we believe these frameworks will allow developers to create apps that will do more and more in this space, so we think the phone is a major platform,” Williams is quoted as saying in a Reuters report.
On one hand, companies are aggressively pursuing artificial intelligence applications, through ad bots, and enhanced digital assistants. On the other hand, concerns about ‘bots taking over humankind‘ are also palpable with industry leaders such as Elon Musk publicly talking about the dangerous potential of the technology. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X top features: Edge-to-edge OLED display, Face ID and more
Meanwhile, Apple believes that the future of computing will be artificial intelligence. Williams opined that with cloud and on-device processing, technological innovations will help improve life without compromising on privacy or security. “I think we’re at an inflection point, with on-device computing, coupled with the potential of AI, to really change the world,” he is quoted as saying.
Williams further said that artificial intelligence could be used to change the way healthcare is delivered. Interestingly, he suggested that the company’s AI pursuit won’t be limited to just the smartphones. “Some pieces will be done in data centers, some will be on the device, but we are already doing AI in the broader sense of the word, not the ‘machines thinking for themselves’ version of AI.” ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X is the first iPhone I won t buy on day one: Steve Wozniak