Harman's CEO says Samsung's Bixby will outperform Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa


Believe it or not, Samsung has big plans for Bixby, its personal digital assistant now part of most of the smartphones launched by the South Korean company. But Bixby won't remain limited to smartphones, as Samsung wants to bring it to other products.

Last week, Sammy's CEO confirmed his company will be launching a smart speaker based on Bixby AI. He didn't say when the smart speaker will hit the market, but he did promise to provide more details closer to launch.

Apparently, Samsung has teamed up with Harman for this special project, which is why Harman's CEO, Denish Paliwal knows a little bit more about the forthcoming Bixby smart speaker. According to him, the device is still in development, but when it will be released, it will outperform both Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa.


Harman's official strongly believes that the first product co-developed by Samsung and his company will be a success. As soon as the Samsung-Harman AI platform gets released, it's supposed to bring nearly all objects to an unprecedented level of connectivity. Well, we'll see how it goes, won't we?

source: Korea Herald

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17 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I feel its true. Bixby has tremendous potential .

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2359; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, to be fair, this isn’t exactly an unbiased opinion here. Samsung bought Harman Kardon in March. So, it would be like the executive in charge of the Pixel phones saying Google Assistant is going to be better than Alexa. I mean they kind of have to say that. Could you imagine a subsidiary company saying a parent company product isn’t good?

2. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It already outperforms siri, google assistant, and alexa in phone/system tasks. With some further software refinements, it's not far fetched to see it outperform Siri and Alexa in usual internet queries. But to outperform google voice search, I'll have to see that to believe it.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yah, man. But I don't see Bixby outperforming Google in online/web_centric tasks anytime soon.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I mainly use Google Assistant for simple web searches and general information questions, I can't imagine Bixby ever beating them in that regard, but in terms of functionality in a sense of it interacting with the various aspects of the OS, or the Internet of Things, I can see Bixby leading the pack. Samsun is super aggressive in that manner.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

We're on the same train, bro.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why not?If Bixby is using google Search results, it will be just as good and with it performing phone tasks no other phone can, that will make it better. Bixby 1.0 everyone jumped on the hate train saying it wasn't good. Because somehow Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana 1.0's were all good? A few months later and Bixby is doing better and better. Even I find myself using it, more than usual, just to help move the software forward. (More for me is like 3 times a day vs not using at all).

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Google Assistant can be used with IFTTT and Autovoice/Tasker, so basically it can do a lot more. Wonder what Bixby can do more

3. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I don't think it matters how good it is, I doubt it will have broad success. Google has better AI, and Siri has better privacy. Unless Samsung significantly improves both it will be another S-Voice. I want to see their encrypted servers and privacy policy, until then I will assume they sell every private word to 3rd parties and governments.

10. Jesseclark

Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 10, 2017

Privacy policy?? Come on

7. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I don't think so!

8. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Of course they want to tell people how good they are... let's just wait for the results of real studies/researches!

12. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Goodluck with these voice assistants that collects your data. I value my privacy much, and for that i trust only apple, i trust siri.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Collect what data. Asking Bixby to launch an application. What privacy concerns are there for that? Doing a Google Search with a voice assistant. How is that any different than typing the same request in a search engine? Your phone is always collecting data, so if privacy was really that important to you, why do you even own a phone? Wait, maybe you don't even know the difference and I may as well be speaking to a brick wall. Carry on in your mass paranoia!

13. jacksmith21006

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 03, 2015

Samsung owns JBL yet the entire JBL line is using the Google Assistant. In their ear buds, boombox and their other speakers. Think that tells it all. BTW, the Google Assistant in the home is now really good.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hello. JBL was doing this before it was bought by Samsung. It takes time ot make changes. Geez dude, its only been 6 months since acquisition. Yes it tell a lot. It tells me you're stupid to think when a company buy another company, that everything changes in a mere set of days. If Samsung plans to use Bixby, it will take time to change HK's products over to use Bixby. Its a given. JBL is established with Google before Samsung bought them. Things don't change over night.

17. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

bixby problem is dictation and lack of updates as well as the biggest problem having to say open phone app and call blank, should default to phone app or be able to setup default apps

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