Samsung confirms Bixby name, AI assistant to 'control all operations of the touch interface'
by Daniel Petrov / Mar 15, 2017, 6:14 AM
They are all called AI by the marketing departments, but are in fact glorified voice recognition and machine learning software with limited functionality beyond predetermined commands, or answers to a follow-up question or two. Samsung, however, seemingly has larger ambitions for Bixby, as it reportedly plans to incorporate it throughout the Galaxy S8 interface, individual apps included, and even place it into its Internet of Things network of smart home appliances, for instance.
you can control all operations with the touch interface using voice commands with Bixby." The privacy document has been last updated two weeks ago, and seems to refer to all of Samsung's "mobile devices," so the Bixby helper could eventually debut with the S8, and make its way downstream to the A-series, or even Samsung's lowly J-class at some point. As to how exactly will Bixby let you command the interface with your voice, remains to be seen two weeks from now when Samsung takes the stage to intro the S8.This rumor just got semi-confirmed by Samsung's own privacy info page on its Italian website. Not only is the virtual assistant indeed listed as Bixby in the documentation, but, according to Google Translate, "
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017
Bixby lol what a stupid name.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 6:32 AM 0
Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015
No worse than the others, hell Google's assistant doesn't even have a name lol.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 6:39 AM 7
Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015
Ehhh,more bloatware. Samsung needs to just give users what they want,and we already have Google assistant, s7 edge, and am afraid Bixby is just going to be a glorified s-voice
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 6:41 AM 0
It's nice to see V-Assistants improving and better-ing themselves over competition... I'm all for it.. but unfortunately (and I'll probably end up being wrong) the Bixby will have the same fate as Tizen - kind of a garage project that pleeps on the tech news forums once in a while, but nothing as major as alexa, siri, and g-now... just my thoughts on the matter....
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 7:14 AM 0
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The bixby name alone will stop me from even thinking of using this thing. God, what a moronic name. anyway, why am i not surprised?
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 8:21 AM 0
But at least it's a better name than "google now" which is awkward to use in a sentence or in dialog: "do you use google now? No, not now. No, I meant google now? Now? No. Maybe tomorrow." Or "to use the feature you activate google now and ask it questions. Why does it have to be now, won't it work later? No, you can use google now now or later." Yeah like that.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 9:28 AM 2
Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2017
Love the idea but "Bixby"? Not feeling tht name at all.. Samsung, call the AI "Sam" please
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 1:55 PM 0
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