Tiny AI

Source: MIT Tech Review Published: April 2020

Source: MIT Tech Review
Published: April 2020

Tiny AI

Circulated: May 21, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has historically relied on cloud service provider data centers to process powerful algorithms. A new trend, called Tiny AI, is changing that.

We can now run AI algorithms on our phones. The benefits for existing services (e.g. autocorrect) include faster results without having to ping the cloud to access deep-learning models. Localized AI is also better for privacy since your data no longer needs to leave your device.

These advances are starting to become available to consumers, such as:

Google Assistant that can now run on a user’s phone without sending requests to a remote server.

Apple running Siri’s speech recognition capabilities and its QuickType keyboard locally on the iPhone.