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Nearly 50% of smartphones to have AI assistant in 2018: Report

Currently, Google Assistant and Apple's Siri lead the on-device AI market.

  • Published: July 30, 2018 9:16 AM IST

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. Also Read - Google in advanced talks with Jio Platforms over reported $4 billion investment: Report

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, Yonhap news agency reported. Also Read - Google permits European users to see Play Store apps from other markets

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. Also Read - Google for India: Internet giant to invest $10 billion in India to expand its presence

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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  • Published Date: July 30, 2018 9:16 AM IST

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