Samsung's Bixby is about to get much smarter

Samsung's Bixby is about to get much smarter
Aside from announcing the Galaxy Note 9, the anticipated Galaxy Watch, and finally, teasing the Galaxy Home smart speaker, Samsung also demoed the second iteration of its Bixby smart assistant. Bixby 2.0 is said to be much better at natural language processing than its predecessor, as well as being much superior at intelligently guessing what the use should need at any moment. Pro-activeness seems to be the leitmotif of Samsung's updated smart assistant.

Demoed during the Samsung Unpacked event were Bixby's newly-scored smarts, which will enable the user to hold longer sustained conversations with the AI. What's more, the enhanced Bixby will be able to provide contextually-relevant answers. Should you ask Bixby what concerts are taking place in Brooklyn around Labor Day weekend, the assistant will be smart enough to understand you if you follow up with another time period, without altering the rest of the context. This is extremely similar to what the Google Assistant is capable of.

Another demoed example were restaurant reservations, a mundane part of our lives. If you ask Bixby to reserve you a table at a restaurant, the assistant will take your previous reservations into account and only suggest relevant joints. It would also look into your reservations history and suggest to book a table for as many people as you've previously used to.

Samsung is really escalating the arms race, which has it facing against the likes of Apple's Siri, Google's Assistant, and Amazon's Alexa. Neither of these would bring swords to the gunfight, meaning that Samsung will really have to step up its game if it wants to stand a fighting chance.

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8 Comments

1. ironmarc89

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

They're still pushing Bixby?? Nobody uses it.. All theyre going to do is make another program to map the bixby button to Google Assistant again

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1036; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I use Bixby, although it lacks conversation skills it has it's uses. All because you don't use a product doesn't mean the rest of us don't

4. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly I use it too. Maybe not every day but it's there if I want to.

3. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

You mean to tell me you haven't pre ordered the Bixby Smart Speaker yet?

6. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

They have just started to push Bixby.

7. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I use it and I'm excited for Bixby 2.0 to drop on my S8+.

5. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I used it an hour ago to make a call and put it on loudspeaker. Bixby is the best for within phone operations but Google assistant kills everything regarding web

8. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

You can clap now

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