Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that gives computer systems the ability to automatically improve and learn from experience has been making serious waves for the last few years. More recently, though, the applications for smartphones and other small-screen experiences have started to take shape, driving the way millions interact with their mobile devices.
Yes, Your Mobile Devices are Becoming Smarter
So what do these innovations mean for your business? Machine learning can, essentially, make your smartphone "smarter" by improving a host of functions and processes instantly. In fact, most smartphones are already using some type of machine learning or intelligent automation application that aids mobile devices is becoming more efficient and effective. Predictive text messaging, for example, is one such application that's already become part of the mobile vernacular chances are, you use it daily without thinking twice.
As a whole, businesses are ramping up their machine learning investment, meaning we'll be seeing more of this technology, and more accessible versions of this technology in the coming months and years. For each generation, there's an added level of intuitiveness when it comes to mobile technology, your current smartphone is smarter than the computers that helped bring man to the moon, in many ways. From that end, how advanced will our mobile devices be in another 10 or 20 years? Smartphones could be paving the way for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and evolving the very way many industries work.
What's Next for Mobile Machine Learning
Historically, machine learning requires a tremendous amount of power that mobile devices simply didn't have. However, businesses can now install special chips in drones, automobiles, and smartphones enabling them to consume 90 percent less power. As a result, mobile devices, even without an internet connection can perform a variety of once-complex tasks, including:
- Voice Recognition
- Language Translation
- Virtual / Augmented Reality
- Smarter Camera Functionalities
- Improved Device Security
Going forward, envelope-pushers are driving towards even bigger, better, more sophisticated applications, think motion control and navigation, diagnosing and analyzing sensory data and more. Interactivity or perceptual interfaces are also capabilities that the new applications are expected to be equipped with, giving mobile devices seemingly endless capabilities.
Due to these unique benefits, machine learning on small devices is clearly becoming a priority for businesses. From intelligent mobile automation and RPA functions, it's all becoming a handheld reality putting the future in the palm of your hands.