Unleashing the Future: How PHONES are Powering AI Breakthroughs Like Never Before

These days, artificial intelligence (AI) does everything, and it does it on your phone. First, it gained voice recognition and personal assistant powers. Then, image recognition came into play, culminating in the latest version of GPT-4o, one of the most comprehensive AI technology bots available to the public. Integrated into our smartphone, AI has now reshaped our world in ways almost too fast to observe, and certainly a lot faster than we could have predicted just a decade ago. With the release of GPT-4o, the future has never looked so clear — and our little phone is at the centre of it. Now it is your turn to become part of this development. An edited and expanded version of this article first appeared as ‘AI also lives on your phone’ in Aeon Design on 1 March 2023.

The Marvel of GPT-4o: A New Dawn in AI

By making the transition to using natural language, OpenAI’s release of GPT-4o is more than just a step up from previous AI enhancements in processing power. It also represents a stride toward a natural, intuitive and phone-enabled interaction between human and machine.

PHONES: The Ultimate Conduit for AI's Capabilities

As every owner of a phone may rightly say today: ‘Yes, it makes phone calls and it messages, but, by god, it also gives me access to the sum of the world’s knowledge, it helps me make arrangements and find the local golf course and, now, with GPT-4o, the only thing preventing me from acting like a human in an AI interaction is…. me!’ The innovation, however, is that GPT-4o is able to process sensory data from audio, visual and textual stimuli in real-time. An example can be seen in the currently viral ChatGPT demo.

The Demo That Changed Everything

Or, rather, envision two AI chatbots having a conversation – but only one of them can ‘see’ because it has been equipped with the camera that makes up one edge of a regular phone handset. This was no dramatic scene from a Hollywood film, but a demonstration conducted by OpenAI. The software was prompted to watch what the camera picked up, and was then engaged in dialogue with a second AI, about what it saw. It picked up not only on inanimate objects, but also succeeded in detecting people’s moods. Their facial expressions were reflected in the content of the text. While none of this functionality required advanced, sophisticated programming skills, it all served to demonstrate where the phone could play the crucial role in making AI inputs and decisions relevant to the real world.

The Role of PHONES in Seamless AI Integration

Coupled with the fact that virtually all demos still take place on a device such as the iPhone, it makes clear that the phone will also be an important enabler of the AI revolution. Not only is it the user-facing display and the input device, but, with an array of sensors, it also serves as an AI’s eyes and ears, ingesting streaming data from the world that enables these systems to function in the moment.

The Native ChatGPT App: A Leap towards Ubiquity

Indeed, not only did OpenAI release an initial native ChatGPT app for Mac, not Windows, but the head of the company, Sam Altman, recently called Apple’s iPhone ‘the most important piece of technology humanity has ever built’. If Altman’s right about phones, AI is destined to move into your pocket.

The Essence of PHONES in the AI Ecosystem

Phones literally sit in the middle of both worlds, sure, but they also represent the place where development for AI and how those advancements make their way to the average user meet. The more sophisticated the AI model gets, the more the phone is no longer just a gadget used to communicate with others, or to send and receive pictures, but becomes a vital part of what those AI systems actually do.

AI and PHONES: A Symbiotic Relationship

Taken together, the nature of this new relationship between AI and the phone is transforming how we interact with our mobile computers. The phone equipped with its sensors, cameras and network connectivities is the ideal vehicle for the AI, with the ability to find its way in the human world, while interpreting that world for the phone, making it a smarter device that knows how we might like it to behave.

The Future Beckons

Combine those capabilities with the phone, however, and you have a step-change toward a future in which our technology understands us, and engages with us, in more human ways. The phone is not merely a vehicle in this transition; it is an ally, changing with AI to enable more ‘natural’ user experiences.

Unpacking the Phone's Role in AI Advancements

The phone emerges out of the blue, so to speak, as AI like GPT-4o gets more humanlike Eventually embracing the AI will result in a much greater variety of futuristic communications devices that will blend in our daily lives and interactions as naturally as the current phone – signalling a remarkable period in human-technological history. As for the phone, it is arguably the first among many novel funnels for AI to emerge into the world. And it will not be the last.

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May 14, 2024
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