Samsung’s not giving up on Bixby, regardless of preliminary lukewarm responses to its AI assistant.
Bixby is the South Korean agency’s reply to different voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. However when it debuted, followers discovered it simply wasn’t as sensible because the competitors.
To buff up Bixby’s brains, Samsung has now acquired Fluently, which makes an AI chatbot that may compose sensible replies in English and Korean.
Fluently produced an app that plugged into messengers like Fb Messenger and WhatsApp, and provided natural-sounding contextual responses.
Just like Gmail’s auto responder, Fluently reads an incoming message, and tries to give you a number of applicable reactions.
The Fluently acquisition provides onto Samsung’s 2016 buyout of US-based AI platform Viv, which was co-founded by the crew that created Siri.
To be truthful to Bixby, it is rather a lot youthful than the competitors. And the Viv crew did not contribute to the present model of Bixby both, so it is secure to say that the injection of all this new experience will assist Bixby shut the hole rather a lot sooner.