Samsung buys another AI company as it continues to build out Bixby

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It’s true that Bixby didn’t have essentially the most auspicious of debuts when it rolled out at the Galaxy S8 previous this yr, however Samsung’s obviously were given large plans for its sensible assistant. Overdue remaining yr, the company picked up Viv, the brand new assistant from the oldsters at the back of Siri — an acquisition that took place too overdue to have a significant affect on Bixby forward of unencumber. The shopper electronics massive is at it once more, selecting up fellow South Korean company, Fluenty — information first famous by way of The Korea Bring in.

The startup’s app of the similar title introduced right here in the United States again in 2015, providing computerized textual content replies for SMS and 3rd celebration social products and services like Fb Messenger and Telegram. It’s form of a canned chatbot that makes use of AI to counsel the most efficient conversational reaction. It’s now not too dissimilar from options already presented up on a few of these products and services, despite the fact that it’s simple to see how one thing like a Bixby may just take pleasure in the purchase.

Finally, large fresh pushes from the likes of Apple and Google to find the contest running to make their assistants one thing extra than simply voice-only. As someone who’s ever tried to use Siri or Assistant in a too loud or too quiet setting will inform you, now and again textual content is simply higher.

And whilst Samsung hasn’t presented a lot perception into the purchase to this point, it follows that Fluenty is usually a just right fit for Bixby. Finally, the assistant in fact introduced with out voice capability right here within the States (that rolled out a couple of months later). Undoubtedly herbal textual content language studying may just simply discover a position underneath the Bixby umbrella — although it’s one thing as easy as keeping up its present text-based capability.

Talking of, Fluenty’s app lately seems to be long past from the Google Play retailer, which might imply the provider’s days as a standalone are at an finish. 

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