Samsung Galaxy S8 will have Bixby voice assistant

Samsung Galaxy S8 will have Bixby voice assistant

It's the brainchild of Samsung. According to Samsung, the software is so versatile that it can almost completely substitute the touch interface for supported apps rather than merely taking care of a few key tasks as Google Inc.'s Assistant and Apple Inc.'s Siri do. Bixby reportedly understands the state of the application. However, Bixby's Cognitive Tolerance will apparently overcome these limitations as the AI will be capable of understanding even commands that are incomplete, and execute those tasks "to the best of its knowledge". Samsung will be adding a dedicated Bixby button, eliminating reliance on flaky voice activated hot words and replacing it with a single button as part of reducing the burden on the user. For example, when a user asks a badly phrased question, it will ask users for some specifics and use this information gathered in patches to provide an answer.

Samsung today officially announced Bixby, a new intelligent interface for its devices, starting with the upcoming Galaxy S8.

Samsung's Bixby voice assistant which have been rumoured for quite some time now has finally been confirmed by Samsung. The Korean electronics giant plans to improve the service and expand it into other devices in the future. Samsung claims that this one offers a much deeper experience because Bixby has the following properties: Completeness, Context Awareness, and Cognitive Tolerance.

What's more, going forward, Samsung notes that Bixby will be integrated into all of its appliances, which means you'll be able to talk to your washing machine, should you wish.

He states that by offloading the human learning curve for using Android, Bixby will make using Samsung devices more natural and intuitive.

Despite coming to the market four years after Apple and two years behind Amazon, Samsung argues that Bixby will offer a 'deeper experience' than the voice assistants currently on the market. It'll support a small subset of pre-installed apps at launch, for instance, with a third-party SDK planned for eventual release to let developers take on the brunt of the task of getting apps Bixby-enabled. One of the features that slipped out a little earlier than planned was news of Samsung's own virtual assistant called Bixby.

With the launch of the Galaxy S8, a number of apps will be able to run with Bixby. Bixby enters a crowded field of digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence that includes Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. In doing so, Samsung promises to end the confusion many users have on what works and doesn't work by voice command.