Sam­sung to un­veil new AI as­sis­tant

New Straits Times - - Business -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: Sam­sung an­nounced on Mon­day that a voice-pow­ered dig­i­tal as­sis­tant named “Bixby” will de­but with the Gal­axy S8 smart­phone. Bixby en­ters a crowded field of dig­i­tal as­sis­tants pow­ered by ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) that in­cludes Ap­ple’s Siri, Google As­sis­tant and Mi­crosoft’s Cor­tana. Sam­sung said Bixby would fo­cus on let­ting peo­ple con­trol apps with spo­ken di­rec­tives. Sam­sung last year bought

Viv, an AI startup with co­founders who were part of the team that built Siri. Agen­cies

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