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  • Many devices makers made a push to introduce artificial intelligence as a highlight feature on smartphones in 2017.
  • Companies have begun creating special hardware and software dedicated to AI functionality.
  • Most AI features appear to be centered around imaging and photography, power efficiency and security.

Artificial intelligence is slowly making its way onto smartphones — and may be a staple feature on devices in 2018.

Many smartphones released in the past year have included AI-focused hardware and software, from Google’s Pixel phones to Apple’s iPhones to Huawei’s Mate line. These phones use AI in all sorts of clever ways, from imaging and photography, to power efficiency, to security.

There have been AI developments from pretty much all of the major tech companies. Those who have not been in the AI game are expected to soon introduce smartphones with special functions.

Here’s a rundown of the current and coming AI-powered smartphones and the features that make them interesting.

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Apple

Artificial intelligence features on Apple’s iPhone X primarily focus on imaging and animation. The smartphone includes a dedicated “neural engine” chip, which processes certain functions on the iPhone X without taking power away from other, more standard processes on the device.

Alongside its neural engine, Apple released the iPhone X with its Face ID facial recognition system. Its “TrueDepth” front-facing camera is able to create a 3D map of a person’s face and use that to identify the person, which is used to log into the device and authenticate apps and services like Apple Pay. This information is stored on neural engine chip for power efficiency and security.

With this 3D facial-mapping information, Apple also created “Animoji,” or animated Read More Here