Samsung is getting serious about building artificial intelligence technology into the computer vision system it has developed for its Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The company is testing the technology at its labs in Taiwan, and a source close to the company told Recode that the device will have a computer vision module that can identify objects with high accuracy and can be used to perform tasks like driving and parking.
Samsung will also have its own cloud-based AI platform for building AI apps, the source said.
The move comes as Samsung moves aggressively to build AI-powered products for the Galaxy S line, the S8, and the Galaxy Note8, the latest smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co. It’s a move that could lead to a wave of AI products for its smartphone lineup.
The tech, which Samsung is testing at its lab in Taiwan for a new generation of the S9 smartphone, has been around for some time and is widely used in machine learning applications.
Samsung said it is using the technology to develop a new feature in the S10 smartphone, and it is expected to roll out the feature to other models in the future.
In addition to developing a machine learning platform, Samsung has been developing artificial intelligence technologies for a wide range of applications.
The S8 and S9 devices were designed with AI in mind, with the Galaxy devices offering features like motion recognition, augmented reality, speech recognition, and AI-enabled music playback.
However, the company is now turning to building an AI system for its phones that can be adapted to work on the device.
Samsung’s effort is one of the first to focus on building machine learning technology into its own products.
Samsung previously built an AI-based car, for instance, and has been working on machine learning solutions for autonomous vehicles.
The new Samsung system will be able to take advantage of a smartphone’s built-in processor and build an artificial intelligence model of a device.
The system will also be able access the internet to learn from data that is already being gathered from the device, according the source.
“We are making the world’s most advanced smartphone technology accessible for the next generation of intelligent computing,” said a Samsung spokesman in a statement.
The source familiar with Samsung’s efforts told Recidoc that the company had recently tested the S80 chip, which is used in the Galaxy phones.
The processor is designed to make the Galaxy handsets more battery efficient.
Samsung is also looking at adding artificial intelligence capabilities to the S7 smartphone and the S6 smartphone.
Both devices are powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, which powers the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7S.
The Snapdragon 855 is Samsung’s fastest SoC currently available for mobile computing.
In a recent earnings call, CEO Jony Ive said that the smartphone maker plans to introduce several new smartphone models with AI capabilities by the end of this year.
He also noted that the phone maker plans on expanding its AI capabilities with the S90 chip.
The chip, however, is expected in the new Galaxy smartphones.
Samsung has not disclosed how much it will spend to develop the S70 chip, the processor that powers the Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, the second generation of Samsung smartphones.
The Korean electronics giant also announced that it has bought Nvidia, which makes the Nvidia Tegra K1 and Tegra X1 chip, for $3.5 billion.