December 6, 2023

Generative AI continues to be the most well liked pattern in tech. Everyone seems to be seeking to benefit from ChatGPT or ChatGPT-like providers. Samsung is not any totally different. A rumor mentioned just a few weeks in the past that the Galaxy S24 will characteristic on-device generative AI like ChatGPT. Samsung will supposedly make an enormous deal about it early subsequent 12 months.

Whereas Samsung just isn’t prepared to substantiate that the Galaxy S24 will certainly be its first product to supply customers a built-in generative AI mannequin, the corporate did affirm ChatGPT-like options might be out there from at the very least one in every of its telephones subsequent 12 months.

In a world the place it’s a must to pay $9,000 to entry Microsoft’s Workplace 365 Copilot AI and the place the upcoming Humane Ai Pin will promote for $1,000, getting built-in AI options from a Samsung flagship seems like an amazing deal.

Samsung confirmed its curiosity in generative AI merchandise throughout its Q3 2023 earnings convention name earlier this week. Per Enterprise Korea, Samsung mentioned it would unveil a smartphone with built-in generative AI subsequent 12 months.

“We’re working to introduce AI know-how as a brand new expertise in our gadgets,” Samsung mentioned in the course of the name. The corporate famous it plans to supply generative AI options from 2024 with out sticking to a agency timeline.

The Galaxy S24 might be unveiled in early January, in keeping with some experiences. That is Samsung’s principal flagship and the principle candidate to get on-device AI like ChatGPT subsequent 12 months. However the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 that may ship in mid-2024 are additionally potential gadgets to rock Samsung’s first generative AI merchandise.

I’d count on Samsung to wish to have these options out as quickly as attainable, particularly contemplating the rumors saying Apple is investing massive in its Apple GPT expertise that may energy generative AI options on future iPhones. I’d additionally count on Apple to wish to have Apple GPT working in some capability on the iPhone 16 fashions subsequent 12 months. Samsung most likely has comparable expectations.

OpenAI’s official ChatGPT app is now out on iOS. Picture supply: OpenAI

Samsung didn’t element the form of generative AI options it’s engaged on. Or whether or not it’ll accomplice with ChatGPT or every other firm to ship them. However it offered a key element about its ChatGPT-like tech that I need from Apple and everybody making {hardware} with built-in generative AI options.

The Samsung AI telephone(s) will provide ChatGPT-like options with out connecting to an exterior cloud. That’s a key characteristic as a result of it could actually enhance consumer privateness when coping with AI merchandise. Processing AI requests on-device means the consumer information doesn’t have to succeed in Samsung’s servers.

Additionally, having on-device generative AI means you don’t should be related to the web for the AI to work. Although, clearly, the software program received’t have the ability to provide solutions that depend on web entry.

Lastly, on-device generative AI opens the door to non-public AI. The sort Google is beginning to provide with Bard and its Pixel 8 telephones.

Operating generative AI packages on the smartphone can also be a cause why non-flagship telephones may not provide ChatGPT options. Telephones just like the Galaxy S24 or the upcoming foldables would possibly want flagship chips which can be higher geared up to deal with AI options. It so occurs that Qualcomm simply unveiled its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor. The chip will assist course of generative AI prompts on the gadget. 

The Galaxy S24 Extremely will run on that next-gen Snapdragon 8 chip, as will among the cheaper Galaxy S24 variants.

Then once more, nothing stops Samsung from providing ChatGPT-like experiences on its mid-range telephones. It might have these queries processed within the cloud slightly than on the gadget. However, as we’ve established already, generative AI tech is dear. For that cause, Samsung would possibly wish to bundle its AI with its costliest telephones.

And who is aware of, generative AI would possibly give Galaxy flagships an edge over smartphones that don’t embrace the know-how.