Finally World’s top smartphone maker — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is all set to launch its own artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone and interestingly co-creators of Apple Siri is developing the new “Siri killer” for Samsung.
According to Reuters, Samsung on Sunday announced that it would launch a new AI digital assistant for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Viv Labs is an AI company — which Samsung bought back in October — founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham — are also the co-makers of Siri which got acquired by Apple in 2010. So Samsung plans to integrate the AI platform, called Viv, into the Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices
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Samsung did not disclosed any details about what, exactly, the new digital assistant will be able to do, but it did say that it will open it to third-party developers.
“Developers can attach and upload services to our agent,” said Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee Injong during a briefing, referring to its AI assistant.
Galaxy S8, which is expected to go on sale early next year must be a strong device in order for Samsung to win back customers trust and revive earnings momentum. Recent Galaxy Note 7 and top-loading washing machines recall because of explosion risk questioned the company’s reputation.
The new Samsung AI digital assistant could be a real competitor to Apple’s Siri — which gotten smarter and reached the company’s macOS in its latest iteration, Sierra. Also to Google Assistant, which currently only available on the company’s Pixel phones.
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