Samsung Officially Announces 'Bixby'

Bixby is the name you probably would have seen multiple times on your social networks or in various tech feeds in the past couple of months, catching highlights as it's Samsung's own Artificial Intelligence program and today, the company has made it official.

Samsung has launched Bixby to take on various AI's already out in the wild, the major ones being Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant. It appears as if there is a trend these days that each major OEM have to have their own virtual assistant. Bixby, according to Samsung, has 3 main pillars that define its working. These are Completeness, Context Awareness and Cognitive Tolerance.

First is Completeness, Bixby is made to handle almost* any task that is thrown at it. Since Bixby is new to the market, it will take some time for the app developers to integrate Bixby into the functioning of their apps. However, over the due course of time, Bixby is assured of improvement Once all is done, it will do the tasks at ease.

Next comes Context Awareness, Bixby here becomes intelligent enough to know what you're trying to do with an app and what can be your future moves with it. Bixby will give you suggestions accordingly to help you. Basically, it will understand the context and intentions of users and try to help them out using touch or voice actions. But here's the thing, during the process, it might turn into a battery draineB and can drink up enough juice. Let's hope it will be optimized.

Finally the Cognitive Tolerance, there will be instances when you will be giving commands to the AI and it may be possible that the information supplied to Bixby is not sufficient enough for it to compute your desired tasks. In such cases, Bixby will try to do the best by performing on the very exact part of the commands provided. Also, if it at any given time, if Bixby needs some additional data to work upon, it will ask about it to completely understand the command you gave to it. Seems some interactive stuff right?

Samsung Galaxy S8 is already in talks to be having a dedicated button for Bixby. As we said above, the apps will be needed to be Bixby-enabled, so at first, the AI will be supported by a small number of apps but Samsung says that support for more apps will be rolled out with time. So yes, that was pretty much it about the new AI in the market that has been officially announced today by InJong Rhee, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D, Software and Sevices. 

Rajat Kapoor
Rajat Kapoor is a self confessed tech geek. Always up to date with what's going on in the tech world, he is currently pursuing MCA and prefers Android over iOS. You will see his articles here and we do hope that you find them useful and informational.
Samsung Officially Announces 'Bixby' Samsung Officially Announces 'Bixby' Reviewed by Rajat Kapoor on 3/21/2017 12:14:00 AM
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