At the Snapdragon Summit 2023, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. introduced a new era of on-device AI with the unveiling of premium tier platforms for Windows 11 PCs and mobile devices, designed to provide on-device generative AI experiences.
On-Device AI’s Impact on Device Usage
During the event, CEO Cristiano Amon highlighted how AI is set to revolutionize device usage. He explained how Snapdragon is at the forefront of delivering on-device AI experiences across a wide range of consumer electronics categories.
These new Snapdragon platforms excel in on-device AI performance, with a strong emphasis on immediacy, reliability, personalization, and privacy.
Snapdragon X Elite for Exceptional PC AI
Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon X Elite, a PC platform that surpasses competing laptop CPUs in AI performance. This platform has been purpose-built for on-device AI, featuring an industry-leading NPU (Neural Processing Unit) and outstanding CPU performance and efficiency, making it a standout choice among Windows 11 PC platforms.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Elevates Mobile AI
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a mobile platform, enhances on-device AI capabilities. It boasts the most potent NPU for mobile devices, utilizing AI to improve content creation, camera functions, gaming experiences, sound quality, and connectivity in premium smartphones.
These platforms demonstrate incredible speeds in generative AI tasks, such as on-device chat assistants for Windows 11 laptops (30 tokens per second) and smartphone image generation (less than a second using Stable Diffusion).
AI-Powered Snapdragon Sound and Seamless Connectivity
Qualcomm also introduced platforms like Snapdragon Sound, which leverages AI for advanced noise cancellation, and Snapdragon Seamless, enabling devices to work seamlessly together, irrespective of manufacturers and operating systems.
Industry Leaders Join Forces for On-Device AI
Key industry players including Microsoft, Meta, Google, HP, OpenAI and others participated in the Snapdragon Summit to share their visions for the upcoming year and underscore the significance of on-device AI for consumers.
At Snapdragon Summit 2023, Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm, said:
We’re stepping into the AI era, where on-device generative AI is set to revolutionize user experiences by offering speed, personalization, efficiency, security, and optimization. Snapdragon is in a unique position to shape and harness the potential of on-device AI, and you’ll witness generative AI integrated wherever Snapdragon technology is present.
Our extensive years of AI development, incorporating the most potent CPU, NPU, and GPU combination available in devices, along with our seamless compatibility with leading models, allow us to deliver the advantages of generative AI to users worldwide across diverse device categories. The strong partner support at the Snapdragon Summit speaks volumes about our industry leadership in on-device AI.