Why the AI buzz will get louder in mobile device industry

While 5G has dominated the discussions at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the industry has also been highlighting the growing importance of another technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI), in relation to the future of smartphones and other mobile devices.

Among the tech heavyweights that brought up the AI topic in a big way were chipmaker Qualcomm and Taiwanese phone maker Asus, with the firms touting AI capabilities in their latest products and stressing the need for the technology adoption to make gadgets…