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This report examines the AI capabilities of various consumer devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, VR devices, smart home devices, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and media streamers and analyzes how changing capabilities will affect how the devices are used.


  • AI is changing how consumers use their devices and this will not only impact hardware design for specific devices but could potentially enable entirely new device categories.
  • AI capabilities are unevenly spread across different device types and that trend will likely exacerbate over time.
  • Natural language voice capabilities will be a game changer in terms of gaining consumer acceptance for AI.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses how capable different devices are for different AI applications
  • Evaluates how AI capabilities will evolve over the next few years
  • Discusses what the key drives and inhibitors are behind AI devices growth

Key questions answered

  • Which devices have the most and least AI capabilities?
  • How are AI capabilities distributed across devices?
  • How will AI impact how devices are used and which ones consumers rely on?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Consumer AI Forecast Report: 2018–22

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