RESEARCH PAPER: Qualcomm’s New Distributed Intelligence Platform

By Patrick Moorhead, Karl Freund - January 14, 2020

Qualcomm has been innovating artificial intelligence (AI) features for years in their Snapdragon products, and the next generation Snapdragon 865 & 765 5G Mobile Platform, due in 2020, are designed to take AI performance to the next level and enable distributed intelligence over 5G wireless. AI is becoming ubiquitous on smartphones, and although many consumers may be unaware their phones are running AI, it is becoming indispensable in primary applications such as photography, voice recognition, extended reality, gaming and even real-time spoken language translation. As a result, the battle for smartphone market share is shifting from displays to AI, and Qualcomm intends to extend its lead with these new fast chips and software.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Distributed Intelligence Begins With A Great Smartphone
  • Introducing The New Snapdragon Family
  • Software To Make It All Work
  • A Few Interesting Examples
  • Distributed Intelligence Becomes A Reality
  • Conclusions
  • Figure 1: Qualcomm's Vision For Distributed
  • Figure 2: The Snapdragon 865 Features
  • Figure 3: Accelerators To Optimize Performance
  • Figure 4: Qualcomm's Hardware And Software Development Suite
  • Figure 5: Snapdragon 865 AI Performance Benchmarks
  • Figure 6: Avatar Demonstration

Companies Cited:

  • ARM
  • Google
  • Qualcomm
  • Snap, Inc.
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

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