Now that Samsung has launched its advanced Bixby digital assistant for its mobile devices, such as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, the tech company plans to generate chips with dedicated processor cores for artificial intelligence technology. The South Korean tech firm wants to boost the processing of AI features by 50 percent.

AI chips

According to Korea Herald (via Phandroid), Samsung has already kicked off the research and development of its artificial intelligence chipsets. The tech firm is now planning to commercialize its AI chips in the future.

The South Korean tech company is developing various types of artificial intelligence chipsets that will have the capability of processing AI apps’ data on gadgets.

Samsung’s artificial intelligence chipsets will increase the abilities of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, Trusted Reviews reported.

It’s not surprising why Samsung is planning to enter the AI industry. The global provider of market intelligence, TrendForce, predicts that due to the gradual increase of artificial intelligence technology, AI will allow global manufacturers to grab new opportunities. TrendForce anticipated that the semiconductor chip sales would increase by 3% from 2018 to 2022.

Samsung won’t be alone in delving into an artificial intelligence chipset. The Chinese telecommunications equipment company, Huawei, has already revealed that its Mate 10 Android smartphone will roll out next month along with its Kirin 970 AI chip. Huawei’s chipset is anticipated to provide the faster performance to its new mobile devices.

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Also, Microsoft designed its HoloLens mixed reality headset with a co-processor for running artificial intelligence.

Galaxy Note 8

This new information regarding the plan of Samsung climbing aboard the AI chip train emerged following the release of the company’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. However, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 phablet is available with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution. The handset is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor, coupled with a 6GB of RAM and a 64GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 256GB through a microSD card.

The Galaxy Note 8 features a 3300mAh non-removable battery. The smartphone runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. On the camera front, the dual camera system of the device features two 12MP sensors, while the front camera features an 8MP sensor.