“Google has been regarded as the leading force for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology thanks to its AlphaGo AI computer program,” Ashley Huang and Luke Lin report for Digitimes. “While Google still holds the advantage in the cloud-AI sector, Apple appears to have outraced Google in the development of on-device AI products with the launch of its iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices.”
“The built-in dual-core neural engine chip incorporated within the A11 processors, which power the iPhone X and iPhone 8 devices, integrates functionality such as machine learning, inference model and related algorithm to perform as an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chip for image recognition and achieve hardware acceleration,” Huang and Lin report. “The Face ID application allows iPhone X users to actually experience on-device AI applications. Through the use of the TrueDepth camera, users can build up a depth map of face and the neural engine can identify and confirm the face and unlock the iPhone.”
Read more, including how Google is also hopelessly behind not only in processor speeds and capabilities, but in augmented reality, too, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: On-device AI means user privacy – about which Google could care less and, in fact, hates, as Android’s very existence is to serve as a conduit for vacuuming user data to Google servers for ad delivery and only God knows what.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
If it’s not an iPhone, you’re not the user; you’re the product.
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