Published On: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017

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

It’s loyal that Bixby didn’t have a many portentous of debuts when it rolled out on a Galaxy S8 progressing this year, yet Samsung’s clearly got large skeleton for a intelligent assistant. Late final year, a association picked adult Viv, a new partner from a folks behind Siri — an merger that occurred too late to have a vital impact on Bixby forward of release. The consumer wiring hulk is during it again, picking adult associate South Korean company, Fluenty — news initial remarkable by The Korea Herald.

The startup’s app of a same name launched here in a U.S. behind in 2015, charity programmed content replies for SMS and third-party amicable services like Facebook Messenger and Telegram. It’s arrange of a canned chatbot that uses AI to advise a best conversational response. It’s not too separate from facilities already offering adult on some of these services, yet it’s easy to see how something like a Bixby could advantage from a acquisition.

After all, large new pushes from a likes of Apple and Google find a foe operative to make their assistants something some-more than only voice-only. As anyone who’s ever attempted to use Siri or Assistant in a too shrill or too still sourroundings will tell you, infrequently content is only better.

And while Samsung hasn’t offering most discernment into a merger so far, it follows that Fluenty could be a good compare for Bixby. After all, a partner indeed launched but voice functionality here in a States (that rolled out a few months later). Certainly healthy content denunciation training could simply find a place underneath a Bixby powerful — even if it’s something as elementary as progressing a stream text-based functionality.

Speaking of which, Fluenty’s app now appears to be left from a Google Play store, that could meant a service’s days as a standalone are during an end. 

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