Mar 16, 2017

Samsung confirms Bixby's existence as the latest AI assistant

Samsung is on the verge of launching their flagship smartphones this month that is said to come with the latest artificial intelligence assistant named as Bixby. The new AI assistant is claimed to be more advanced than its competitors and supports up to eight languages.

Late last year, Samsung was reported to file a trademark to the word "Bixby." It turned out to be the company's latest artificial intelligence (AI) assistant. The new AI assistant was said to be developed by Viv Labs, an AI startup that is founded by people who originally worked on Samsung's rival company's intelligent assistant- Apple's Siri. Bixby will reportedly be more advanced than all its competitors such as Google's Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana- to name a few. It is said to feature up to eight languages and will initially debut on the upcoming Samsung flagships Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

The latest information from the tech giant's Italian website confirmed the existence of Bixby. The said site recently updated its Privacy Policy which now reveals the name of the talked-about intelligent assistant Bixby, thus hinting its imminent show-up on the impending devices. Sadly, the certain paragraph in the Privacy page which mentioned Bixby was initially written in Italian. However, 9to5Google was able to get a good translation of it and it goes this way "Depending on your model and region, you will be able to tell your Mobile Device to activate certain functions, such as playing songs from a playlist or looking up for something on the web using S Voice. In addition to that, you will be able to control all the operations made with the touch interface using voice commands with Bixby."

The new artificial intelligence assistant is indeed interesting. We won't be surprised if Samsung will consider it as one of the selling points of their upcoming devices. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus integrated with the new Bixby are expected to give us the experience of having a "very smart" smartphone. With just voice commands, we can be able to access the camera to do several productivity tasks such as conducting a visual search, identifying a product, and purchasing that product online.