Samsung's new Bixby assistant might not be based on Viv Labs technology
by Plamen Dimitrov / Feb 10, 2017, 9:28 AM
Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship is said to host a plethora of innovative features. There have been a lot of rumors about the device, many of them revolving around Bixby – the new AI assistant that is said to be a major selling point of the upcoming smartphone.
A lot of reports have also surfaced, but some of them have been very contradicting. In November, Injong Rhee, Samsung's mobile division chief technology officer stated that Bixby would significantly differentiate from other voice assistants thanks to a new technology from Viv Labs - a company which has several members that used to work on Siri.
However, the latest information from Wall Street Journal suggests that Bixby will largely rely on an upgraded version of Samsung's own S Voice software, which has never been a consumer favorite due to its limited functionality. By comparison, Viv Labs' own Viv assistant has been quite formidable – demos have shown that it is fast, reliable and capable of handling complex requests containing numerous sentences.
As Samsung bought Viv Labs, some of the software is bound to end up being integrated with Bixby, but as of now, we can't really know how much. The most reliable source of information will come with the unveiling of the Galaxy S8, which will reportedly happen at the end of March.
via The Verge
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Hahaha own S Voice software, poor Samsung fanboy, keep on losing :)
posted on Feb 10, 2017, 9:32 AM 5
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Like you will in 2020 LOL Democrats won't make that mistake again. Thank God they will find someone worth of running.
posted on Feb 10, 2017, 9:47 AM 4
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His tweeting doesn't make him anymore open and transparent.......I didn't like him tweeting out against the 9th Circuit judges..... I didn't like it when Obama criticized judges and I do not like it now
posted on Feb 10, 2017, 5:23 PM 0
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Too many conflicting rumors for a phone that hasn't even gone into mass production yet. Samsung might as well go with the Google Assistant. Either way, AI is the new 3D TV. Cool for demos, but in terms of real world use, just not that interesting.
posted on Feb 10, 2017, 11:15 AM 0
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The head of mobile and software R&D at Samsung, Injong Rhee has already pronounced about the new Samsung AI, he said would feature “significantly differentiated” capabilities from its competitors, that the Assistant will be able to learn and adapt to their usage habits over time. i don’t belive that the Bixby is only a S-voice update, if it was, there would be no reason to rename it and add a dedicated button
posted on Feb 10, 2017, 2:05 PM 0
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