A new trend is emerging in the world of personal computers (PCs), signaling a potential redefinition of the future landscape. As artificial intelligence (AI) gains traction, PC manufacturers are increasingly integrating AI technology into their devices, potentially altering the trajectory of the PC market.
This shift is characterized by PCs being equipped with AI-capable chipsets, such as the Ryzen Pro 7040 series. The integration of AI into PCs comes at a time when the PC market has witnessed a decline in sales, primarily due to the post-pandemic market correction. However, the advent of generative AI products like Microsoft’s ChatGPT and Baidu’s Ernie Bot is poised to change this narrative. These AI tools have already established a substantial user base, with ChatGPT reporting over 100 million weekly active users globally and Baidu’s Ernie Bot attracting 70 million users in China.
Artificial intelligence technology on the agenda of PC manufacturers
The rise of AI has led to the creation of a new category of computers: AI PCs. These devices are more than standard computers; they are equipped with chips specifically designed for AI capabilities. Advanced Micro Devices, for instance, has released the Ryzen Pro 7040 series, one of the first x86 processors with an integrated AI engine. By 2027, it is projected that 86% of the 34 million laptops shipped in China will be AI PCs.
PC manufacturers, like Lenovo, are aiming to transform "personal computers" into "personalized computers" with the help of AI. The idea is to create laptops capable of drafting work reports based on user preferences and past documents. This vision heralds a new era in which personal computers are not just tools for work but also partners in productivity.
The influence of AI is not confined to PCs alone. Smartphone manufacturers are also eager to incorporate AI into their devices. For example, Oppo has introduced its large language model, AndesGPT, to enhance user interaction with their smartphones. Similarly, Vivo is planning to integrate its AI model into its new operating system, OriginOS 4.
This trend towards AI integration indicates a significant shift in how we interact with technology, making it more intuitive, personalized, and efficient.