Samsung makes Bixby official as a new way to interact with your phone, Galaxy S8 will be Bixby-enabled

Here’s is Samsung’s own personal voice assistant – Bixby. Samsung officially announced it’s artificial intelligence interface Bixby on it’s devices. According to Samsung, Bixby is new ways to interact with your devices that will simplify user education with new voice interfaces and will make using your phone even more seamless and intuitive. The company also confirmed that at the launch of the Galaxy S8, a subset of preinstalled applications will be Bixby-enabled that will continue to expand over time. Samsung is also planning to release a tool (in SDK) to enable third-party developers to make their applications and services Bixby-enabled easily.

All the Bixby-enabled devices will have the dedicated Bixby button that will be located on the side of device. Samsung said that it will remove the confusion around activating a voice interface and will make it easy and comfortable to give commands.

According to Samsung’s InJong Rhee, Executive Vice President, Head of R&D, Software and Services,

“Instead of humans learning how the machine interacts with the world, it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us. ┬áThe interface must be natural and intuitive enough to flatten the learning curve regardless of the number of functions being added. With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface designs. Bixby is the ongoing result of this effort. Bixby will be a new intelligent interface on our devices. Fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants in the market, Bixby offers a deeper experience.”

According to the Samsung, unlike the most existing AI interface currently support only a few selected tasks for an application, a Bixby-enabled application will be able to support almost every  task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface. Samsung Bixby also can recall all your previously task and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously.

With the Bixby support, users also don’t need to remember the exact form of the voice commands. Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge. Company said that this makes the Bixby interface much more natural and easier to use.

Staring with the smartphones, Bixby will be gradually applied to company’s other appliances such as to control your air conditioner or TV through Bixby. Explaining this InJong Rhee said, “Since Bixby will be implemented in the cloud, as long as a device has an internet connection and simple circuitry to receive voice inputs, it will be able to connect with Bixby.”



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