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This forecast projects the AI capabilities of various consumer devices including smartphones, tablets, wearables, VR devices, smart home devices, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and media streamers, split by unit sales and installed base.


  • Over 9.6 billion devices will be in use worldwide with voice recognition capabilities by 2022.
  • The number of devices in use with native object recognition with grow from 1.1 billion in 2018 to over 4.6 billion in 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the capabilities of various devices to host different AI applications.
  • Identifies the devices that will provide the main addressable markets for AI applications.

Key questions answered

  • Will object recognition be more likely to rely on external devices or services to work; or will it be a native capability?
  • How will the growth of smart home devices affect the make up of AI-capable devices?

Table of contents


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