About 50% smartphones sold in 2018 will have AI-powered assistant, says report | Top Stories

About half of globally this year will have an (AI)-powered , a by an industry consulting firm showed 29 July.

According to Strategy Analytics (SA) Inc., 47.7 percent of smartphones sold on the global market will be equipped with some kind of on-device AI assistant, up from 36.6 percent last year, Yonhap news agency reported.

On-device is growing fast among smartphone vendors and by 2023, around 90 percent of smartphones will have a built-in assistant, according to the Strategy Analytics report.

In 2017, Assistant rose to be the top AI assistant with a 46.7 percent market share, followed by ’s Siri with 40.1 percent, it said.

The report said the market share of Google’s AI assistant is expected to climb to 51.3 percent this year and 60.6 percent by 2023.

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