Samsung Galaxy S8 Release: Bixby AI Voice Assistant Is Different From Rivals
Samsung is introducing its new voice assistant with the Galaxy S8 release. Microsoft has Cortana, Apple Siri, and Amazon Alexa. Samsung has Bixby. Here's how Samsung's AI assistant is different from its rivals.
Many tech companies are now investing in digital assistants, as it is believed to be the future of communication. Samsung takes a major step with the Galaxy S8, which will have a dedicated button for the Bixby AI voice assistant. According to American research company Gartner, consumers will use digital assistants as the primary mode of smart home communication by 2019.
Unlike its rivals, Bixby AI voice assistant will only be available in two languages, for now, Korean and English. However, Samsung plans to add US Spanish and Chinese soon. "Bixby Home" can be accessed with the left swipe. So far, it was Flipboard for many devices that could be accessed by swiping left. The smart digital assistant will give you useful suggestion even before you open the mobile function. Samsung's voice assistant will work with just 10 preloaded apps at the moment. While it will work with contacts, settings and image gallery, it won't work for apps like calendar or email.
Samsung Galaxy S8 release will be special because of Bixby AI voice assistant, which is going to have an image-recognition component called Bixby Vision. It can identify types of wine, text for translation and landmarks. Bixby can identify the items and take you to Amazon so that you can buy the products. Soon, Bixby will work with other third-party apps. Bixby is the proof that Samsung has been "fundamentally and conceptually changing" its attitude toward software, the official press release said.
Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby AI voice assistant is not only about surfing the internet with the relevant keyword. Instead of being a "glorified extension of internet search," Bixby will have a different interface with voice and touch. Injong Rhee, Samsung's head of R&D for mobile software and services, predicted that anything that you could control with touch could be controlled by voice one day, CNET reported.
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