In a new press release, Samsung formally announced Bixby, a new intelligent interface for its phones, starting with the upcoming Galaxy S8. And described the way Bixbay will differ from other competitiors such as Siri and Alexa.
Samsung designed Bixby with a specific goal in mind, one that will be “fundamentally different” from its fellow voice assistants — Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana and the Google Assistant.
BIXBY WILL FIRST APPEAR ON THE S8 LATER THIS MONTH
One of the features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 is that it will come with a new voice assistant software called “Bixby”.
It will have a dedicated button for Bixby on the side of the phone, allowing you communicate with the artificial intelligence in a sort of a walkie-talkie way.
Some Features of Bixby
According to Samsung, “as long as a device has an internet connection and simply circuitry to receive voice inputs, it will be able to connect with Bixby.”
Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the current interface (i.e., touch commands).
Contextual search and visual search
Bixby will also be better at knowing the context around a command than other assistants and will be able to understand a greater range of different commands, Samsung said. And it will provide visual search and act as an OCR tool using the camera of the Galaxy S8.
Third-party app integrations
Samsung also plans to release a set of software tools (in SDK) to allow third-party developers to integrate Bixby into their apps.
Starting with our smartphones, Bixby will be gradually applied to all our appliances. In the future, you would be able to control your air conditioner or TV through Bixby.
The Galaxy S8, which will be unveiled at the end of the month in New York, We’ll find out just how good Bixby’s first impressions.