Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence

The first mobile AI platform from Qualcomm Technologies.

The mobile experiences of tomorrow will be defined by the devices that can adapt and learn from our every move — ultimately simplifying and enriching our daily lives. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is key to this. What is AI? And how is it used in mobile devices? Simply stated, AI helps machines learn from and interact with the world in more intelligent, human ways. This can be done through various tools and frameworks, all with the goal to help machines function more intuitively. To help make this vision a reality, we created the Qualcomm AI platform using machine learning.


Serving as the foundation for more intuitive experiences and natural interactions, the Qualcomm AI platform is designed to support on-device machine learning. It is built to scale across a wide range of experiences and implementations for smartphones, VR/AR, automotive, cameras, and various IOT devices.

On device machine learning via the power of Snapdragon mobile platforms.

With Qualcomm® AI, high-performance, low-power mobile machine learning is now possible on device.

A foundation for a smarter future.

With AI built into the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, you can take incredibly smart pictures for example. It can help your device’s camera recognize objects and detect surroundings for better shot composition, and make on-device post-processing beautification possible so your subjects always look their best. Another example that your mobile device with a Snapdragon 835 and AI can give you, is the on device personal assistant that you communicate with your voice. It can help organize your day and calendar, offer suggestions for your commute, and even provide recommendations for dinner.

The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine

The first deep learning toolkit for mobile and edge devices from Qualcomm Technologies is the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Neural Processing Engine, a software framework optimized to utilize the heterogeneous compute capabilities of Snapdragon, designed to give OEMs and developers a powerful and energy efficient platform for delivering intuitive and engaging deep learning-driven experiences.

  • Efficient execution: Choose the right core for the right user experience – Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU or Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP with vector extensions.
  • Common model framework support: Support for Caffe, Caffe2 and Tensorflow and custom layers.
  • Broad market applications: Supports use cases in a broad range of industries, from healthcare to security, on myriad mobile and embedded devices.

Malware Protection

Malware Protection, a feature of Qualcomm® Mobile Security is designed to support robust, real-time detection of “zero-day” (or previously unknown) malware threats to mobile security and personal privacy. Malware Protection uses machine learning-based malware detection, hardware-based security, and system-wide optimization to deliver superior efficiency and performance.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Hexagon and Qualcomm Mobile Security are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.