It doesn’t take a fortune teller to see that AI on IoT is going to be where the next wave of innovation and opportunity is going to be.

Here’s an interesting piece in VentureBeat that explores the space and why it’s taking off now.

“We’re seeing things today that people have always seen in movies and dreamed of doing at home become ordinary everyday use cases for users on their smartphones,” says Jeff Gehlhaar, Vice President, Technology and Head of AI Software Platforms at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

That includes always-on capabilities, for instance, smartphone assistant features like voice wake-up, always-on noise suppression, language understanding, disambiguation of circumstance, or ability to hear and understand you at varying distances from your device’s speaker. It also powers on-demand, high-performance smartphone capabilities such as instantaneous language translation and more.