AI is transforming everything. We are making on-device AI ubiquitous.

Today, more intelligence is moving to end devices, and mobile is becoming the pervasive AI platform. Building on the smartphone foundation and the scale of mobile, Qualcomm envisions making AI ubiquitous—expanding beyond mobile and powering other end devices, machines, vehicles, and things. We are inventing, developing, and commercializing power-efficient on-device AI to make this a reality.

Creating new intuitive experiences and interactions.

AI enables devices and things to perceive, reason, and act intuitively. Drawing inspiration from the human brain, AI will expand our human abilities by serving as a natural extension of our senses. It will also personalize our experiences through seamless interactions in our everyday life.

Reshaping industries and creating new possibilities.

Gartner predicts that by 2021, AI augmentation will create $3.3 trillion of business value. On-device intelligence is a key part of achieving these benefits across industries. On-device AI processing offers many benefits, including user privacy, faster response, enhanced reliability, and efficient use of network bandwidth. The pace, scale, and high integration that drive the mobile industry will allow AI to scale to trillions of devices. The AI technology that we research and develop is fundamental across industries and products, spanning from smartphones and automotive to the IoT.

We are the R&D engine fueling the AI industry.

With over a decade of AI research and development, we are creating the essential components to scale AI across industries. To make on-device AI ubiquitous, we are focused on efficient hardware, algorithmic advancements, and software tools. Our research is diverse, and we are keenly focused on power efficiency and personalization to make AI seamless across our everyday experiences.

Our primary areas of AI research and development.

Power efficiency

Power efficiency is essential for on-device AI. We research deep learning techniques for power-efficient implementations across hardware, algorithms, and software. 


Personalization is essential for superior user experiences. We research continuous learning techniques that allow adaption to user behavior and preferences. 

AI is here today.

With our industry-leading technology in 5G and low-power heterogeneous computing, we are uniquely positioned to lead the AI revolution. We’ve introduced a broad portfolio of products across a variety of industries to make on-device AI ubiquitous. From efficient AI hardware and software to comprehensive software development kits, we are collaborating with the industry to bring exciting new experiences to the world.

AI and 5G will power the era of distributed intelligence.

Our technology inventions are not only driving on-device AI, but are also leading the world to 5G—our next foundation for an intelligently connected future. The combination of these two technology platforms, led by Qualcomm, will scale intelligence to trillions of connected things.

Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform

The Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform brings powerful visual computing and edge computing for machine learning to a variety of IoT devices.

Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK for AI

The Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK for AI helps developers quickly and easily optimize performance of trained neural networks on Snapdragon-powered devices.

Webinar - Making On-Device AI Ubiquitous

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