Processors with artificial intelligence will spread from today’s top-end phones to cars, PCs, security cameras, smart speakers and mainstream phones.

 

AI is already a buzzword used by phone makers like Apple, Samsung and LG. “Most new high-end smartphones have an AI accelerator,” including Apple’s A11 chip in the iPhone X and Samsung’s Exynos 9810 in the Galaxy S9, said Linley Gwennap, an analyst with the Linley Group. “We’re already seeing it trickle down to mid-premium phones, and it’ll probably continue to trickle down to lower-end phones over time,” he said at the chip analysis firm’s processor conference last week.