Qualcomm AI Research

At Qualcomm AI Research, we are advancing AI to make its core capabilities – perception, reasoning, and action – ubiquitous across devices. Our mission is to make breakthroughs in fundamental AI research and scale them across industries. By bringing together some of the best minds in the field, we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and shaping the future of AI.

Qualcomm AI Research Introduction

Jun 8, 2018


“Machine learning algorithms such as deep learning already use large amounts of energy. And with AI increasingly moving to power-constrained edge devices, energy efficiency will only become more important. The benchmark that matters will be how much intelligence one can squeeze out of every joule of energy. I believe that Qualcomm is uniquely positioned to address this problem and be a key player in AI.”  


- Professor Dr. Max Welling

Our key AI research areas

Power efficiency

Model design, compression, quantization, activation, algorithms, and efficient hardware. 


Continuous learning, model adaptation, and privacy-preserved distributed learning.

Efficient learning

Robust learning through minimal data, unsupervised learning, and on-device learning.

System architecture

Multi-task and multi-modal learning, sensor fusion, and cloud-edge systems.

AI Research Video

Dec 6, 2019


Leading research and development across the entire spectrum of AI

AI Research Papers

Novel papers are one of the ways Qualcomm contributes impactful research to the larger community of AI research. Below are papers that Qualcomm AI Research has written or co-authored.

We’re hiring.

Are you a machine learning specialist eager to start a new challenge and have a global impact on the industry? Come join us as we make AI breakthroughs.

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