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MWC 2017: Offline AI revolution awaits smartphones

MWC 2017: Offline AI revolution awaits smartphones

The smartphone revolution is poised to go onto the next level — with “superphones” equipped with artificial intelligence now on the horizon. By learning their owners’ habits, these new phones will be able to carry out tasks even when they’re offline.

In October 2015, the computer algorithm AlphaGo, created by the Google-owned company DeepMind, beat European champion Fan Hui by 5 games to 0. This was the first time that a computer program has defeated a human professional player in the full-sized game of Go, a feat previously thought to be at least a decade away. In March 2016, Google made history when its artificial intelligence (AI), AlphaGo, beat Go professional Lee Sedol, world champion, by 4 games to 1. In a 6-day tournament in Seoul, a historic battle of human and artificial intelligence was watched by a reported 100 million people around the world.

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