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In Depth: How the AI Race Has Spread From the Cloud to the Palm of Your Hand

By Zhai Shaohui and Hao Shuai
2023年12月12日 18:13
Businesses compete to run edge AI on personal devices rather than data centers, counting on increasing everyday usage as the technology moves closer to users
Unlike cloud-based AI, which relies on data centers to process resource-intensive tasks, edge AI is adept at making real-time decisions without the internet and can be applied to smart devices in everyday use.

“Find a photo of a girl laughing while wearing a garbage bag in the rain.”

When Xie Weiqin, AI solution director at Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo, typed this sentence into a phone at the Vivo Developer Conference on Nov. 1, the photo of the girl appeared almost instantly on the phone’s screen.

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