Samsung's AI chief confirms Bixby 2.0 will be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung's AI chief confirms Bixby 2.0 will be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9
There's no doubt that Samsung plans to continue to improve its advanced Bixby platform, especially that most competing companies are trying to lure customers with their own AI platforms. Back in February, Samsung's CEO confirmed the next version of Bixby will be launched alongside the South Korean company's second flagship for 2018.

Today, Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center under Samsung Research told Korea Herald that the next flagship smartphone coming from his company, the Galaxy Note 9 will include an improved version of Bixby.

He went on to say that Bixby 2.0 will offer enhanced features like improved natural language processes, enhanced noise resistance capability and much faster response times.

In order to improved Bixby as much and as fast as possible, Samsung is expected to expand its workforce that specializes in AI to up to 1,000. Bixby is meant to connect no less than 14 million units of its products by the end of this year.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be unveiled in late August, but the phablet may not hit the shelves until September. The flagship will certainly be showcased at IFA 2018 trade fair that will take place between August 31 and September 5.

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31 Comments

1. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

There is also speculation that the Note will launch earlier than usual this year to make up for lackluster/poor S9 sales

9. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

if its an s9 plus with a Spen I don't see it selling any better , unless Samsung goes back to the days of the Note 3 and Note 4 , when notes were real power user/throw every thing in that phone type of smartphone .. I don't see it turning heads

18. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Anyone who refers to the Note series as just a bigger S series has never used a note device and doesn't have the knowledge to even start a conversation about what the note can or cannot do...

19. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

im a former note 3 and note 5 owner, the note was a power user phone up until the note 4 .. after that its gone down hill for me and many people.. the note needs to go back to the note 3 and 4 days when it was a super phone , push bigger batteries .. Huawei is doing it there is no reason for Samsung not to , Huawei and apple are both going with 7nm in 2018H2 … the note 9 ? it will have the same sd 845.. im sorry but for a "POWER USER" phone that costs up to 1000$ that's a joke

24. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

U may be right but Note has become a streamline phablet marketed towards (wannabe) pros. There used to be a difference between S series and Note series. Now, only S-pen is the major differentiator and thus not worth what it used to be.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

iPA's rumors like they do every year. Now go troll your beloved apple articles.

22. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

So I can assume you’ll stop trolling every Apple article, since you’re so hypersensitive about your beloved Samsung, and don’t seem to like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

29. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Remember the time when analyst rumors said the iPhone X wasnt selling well before those reports came out lmao??? (The links youve shared yesterday for example). Remember that one time this previous quarter AND 2017 Q4 where the iPhone X outsold every Android flagship ANNNNDDD was the #1 selling flagship worldwide? Pepperidge Farms remembers ;) Praise Apple for making the worlds best smartphone! The S9 on the other hand, is factually/objectively not selling well at all - DISAPPOINTING SALES!!!

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They just keep giving me more reasons not to buy the Note 9

7. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

You already know you can't.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO , try harder troll.

4. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Samsung's AI chief is a monkey

27. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That's why you are here typing some useless comments on a random techsite and he is chief of Samsung's AI division. I think being monkey might be great than being someone who writes useless comments on a random techsite.

5. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That seems great. Version 1 was already so much better than Siri.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is for sure. Siri has been crap from day one. And look the itrolls are here. They tell you not to say things about apple and stay out of apple articles but here they are.

6. adecvat

Posts: 658; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Just cut out the button.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The button is fine, just needs a better spot. I have had very little problems hitting the button but how hard is it to back out if you do.

8. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

Bixby 2.0 + Google Assistant on Android = Siri Wrecked.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Bixby + Google assistant = 2 of the best.

15. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

We need things bigger than BIXBY 2!

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hoping more of VIV is embedded in 2.0

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I have the X and the S9+ and Bixby out performs Siri everytime... Sometimes Siri is still trying to figure out what to do next while Bixby has performed multiple task without a hitch and even closed out the app liked asked. Definitely looking forward to 2.0 as there are some improvements that are needed...

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bixby is the overall best assistant out there.

21. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yes it is!

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love its command and execution. It’s coming along well. I’d like to see Apple add command execution to Siri.

31. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Would definitely bring a world a difference and a breath of fresh air to ios...

23. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Except that Bixby can’t answer questions anywhere near as fast and fluid and varied as Google AI, never mind that Bixby still struggles with location based reminders. But hey, if setting your latest pic as your wallpaper is the height of what you need, I guess it doesn’t matter how low you set the bar.

25. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I beg to differ on that. I tested location based questions and Bixby is not as bad as you are putting it out there t be. I believe with the 2.0 update Bixby will be right up there with location based services with the google assistant. But Bixby is way more than just a location question and answer service. It controls everything on the phone that you can do touch wise... That's where "ok google" falls short and can't keep up. Bixby will surpass the google assistant by years end and there will be no argument over this, and this is coming from someone who swore by the ok google hot word...

26. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I beg to differ on that. I tested location based questions and Bixby is not as bad as you are putting it out there t be. I believe with the 2.0 update Bixby will be right up there with location based services with the google assistant. But Bixby is way more than just a location question and answer service. It controls everything on the phone that you can do touch wise... That's where "ok google" falls short and can't keep up. Bixby will surpass the google assistant by years end and there will be no argument over this, and this is coming from someone who swore by the ok google hot word...

30. talon95

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I never enable or agree to the terms of Bixby. I don't trust Samsung with any data. And Bixby doesn't provide any functionality that I need. I wish they would cancel it and put the money towards getting the FP scanner working. What dumb CEO decided Samsung could make software? Just work on all the firmware to support awesome hardware, like better camera algorithms.

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