Half of smartphones sold globally this year will have an artificial intelligence assistant, a report by an industry consulting firm.
According to Strategy Analytics Inc., 47.7 per cent of smartphones sold on the global market will be equipped with some kind of on-device AI assistant, up from 36.6 per cent last year.
The report further finds that on-device AI is growing fast among smartphone vendors and by 2023, 89.9 per cent of smartphones will have a built-in AI assistant.
In 2017, Google Assistant rose to be the top AI assistant with a 46.7 per cent market share, followed by Apple's Siri with 40.1 per cent, it said.
The report said the market share of Google's AI assistant is expected to climb to 51.3 per cent this year and 60.6 per cent by 2023.