Samsung really doesn’t want to loose any point this time.The company has come with the Samsung Bixby, the AI Assistant. The Bixby will be preinstalled in the to be launched Samsung’s Flagship the Galaxy S8. With the Samsung Bixby, the company competes with the already existing Voice Assistant Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant. Bixby won’t be exclusive to the latest flagship as the company will roll out the AI assistant eventually to every other Smartphone. Not only the Smartphones, Samsung have planned to use the AI Assistant on their every home appliances like AC, Television etc and make full out of it.
The Bixby will be available in the Galaxy S8 and it will be supported by the some of the pre-installed Applications. Also, they have planned to release a tool (in SDK) so that developers can make their Apps or Appliances to Support Bixby.
What is Bixby? How it works?
Samsung does not disclose many of the features of Bixby as they will be demonstrating it live at the Galaxy S8 launch event. But unlike other Voice Assistant, Bixby can perform every basic task like setting up the alarm, opening Apps, setting remainder etc. We have to wait few more days and look forward how Bixby stands out of Siri and Google Assistant. We hope Samsung makes full use of Artificial Intelligence and makes Bixby something extraordinary.
Here are the some of the features of Samsung Bixby as mentioned in the Samsung Newsroom.
When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. touch commands). Most existing agents currently support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn’t work by voice command. The completeness property of Bixby will simplify user education on the capability of the agent, making the behaviors of the agent much more predictable.
2. Context Awareness
When using a Bixby-enabled application, users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time 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. Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application, whichever they feel is most comfortable and intuitive. Most existing agents completely dictate the interaction modality and, when switching among the modes, may either start the entire task over again, losing all the work in progress, or simply not understand the user’s intention.
3. Cognitive Tolerance
When the number of supported voice commands gets larger, most users are cognitively challenged to remember the exact form of the voice commands. Most agents require users to state the exact commands in a set of fixed forms. Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and then will prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal. This makes the interface much more natural and easier to use.