The future of artificial intelligence  Q&A with Gary Brotman Qualcomm Dir of Marketing about on-device AI  Mar 29, 2018

AI on-device allows for lowered latency, greater privacy protection, and increased reliability.

TECHNOLOGY WITH GREATEST IMPACT: Neural networks mobile phones, speakers, and connected cameras — algorithms to match patterns and detect anomalies.  We have the software, runtimes, and libraries.

PERSONAL ASSISTANTS: In the relatively near future, devices will have larger vocabularies and the ability to pick up on tone and emotion. It won’t just be what you say, it’ll be how you say it.
Ultimately, for people to be comfortable enough to rely on their voice for control, they need to identify with this inanimate object as a companion, and have  real-time conversations that happen on and with the device.