Qualcomm finds itself at the forefront of mobile innovation and that is no surprise. Their chips are amazing and haven’t seen any true competition for years, but the San Diego-based company is not only working hard to enable smart devices… they are working hard to make them even smarter.
Qualcomm just introduced their new high-end chipset, the Snapdragon 820. The company is keeping the 820’s capabilities pretty quiet, but we know it will be a serious powerhouse. What Qualcomm does mention is that it will be the first tu fully support their brand new and innovative Zenoth platform.
So, what is the Zenoth platform? To make it simple, it’s a computing architecture that will allow smart devices to be more similar to human brains, which is what Qualcomm was inspired by during the building of this technology. They call these “cognitive computing capabilities”, and they will pretty much allow smart devices to learn from us.
This will enable smartphones, tablets and any supported products to learn from our activities and anticipate what we want to do. The more you use your device, the more it will learn about your very own specific preferences.
Of course, this also requires some level of sensitivity to the outside world. Smart devices will have senses… of sorts. As you can see in the video, the reference device’s camera is able to recognize what type of object it’s looking at. Then it would be able to do things like edit your settings to optimize for specific shots.
Qualcomm did not specify when devices will be carrying this chip and platform, but they did state the Snapdragon 820 will start shipping to developers during the second half of the year. I would say we are looking at an end of 2015 or early 2016 launch window for devices carrying this technology. I can’t wait!