If there’s anything we can boldly say to have encountered in 2016, is the fact that artificial intelligent has come a long way in the smartphone industry. Google who was widely deemed as the number one dominator of this sphere, with the launching of its Assistant with its Pixel smartphones, leaves Samsung as the first runner-up after unveiling plans to release its own virtual assistant as well.
Earlier this month, Samsung affirmed that its next-generation flagship, the Galaxy S8, will definitely sport an AI assistant. Following that, a new report just recently discovered the company’s plans to use its new virtual assistant, called Bixby, in mostly all the native applications that are all to come pre-installed in the Galaxy S8.
Immediately after the acquisition of Viv Labs, a US-based artificial-intelligence software company, Samsung electronics giant pushed its AI development underway and since then, many of users have been waiting in anticipation of this new technology.
Even though the developers at Viv Labs also founded Siri, Apple’s voice-based digital assistant, it was further reportedly discovered that Samsung’s AI assistant will likely come with both male and female voice called Bixby and Kestra, respectively.
What’s more, the South Korean consumer electronics company will likely replace S Voice with a more powerful, intelligent assistant. According to more reports, the new Viv-based voice assistant is expected to compete at a very high level with Google’s Assistant and Apple’s Siri.
Additionally, the Galaxy S8 is likely to ditch the 3.5mm jack and may even integrate an optical fingerprint scanner, amongst other things.