Nov 28, 2016 06:49 AM EST
Samsung Galaxy S8 News: Galaxy S8 Voice Assistant To Have Male, Female Versions; AI To Work With Samsung Pay [VIDEO]
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is slated to be announced in February 2017, and new reports about its new features keep bumping up the internet. The latest news is regarding the Galaxy S8's Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice assistant with a gender, which will compete with Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant.
As per reports, the South Korean tech giant recently acquired a company called Viv Labs, which is an AI startup from the creators of Apple's Siri. With that, Galaxy S8's new AI voice assistant will be called Bixby.
Apple Inc. has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana and Google has the Google Assistant. Now, the South Korean tech giant will have two AI assistants in male and female versions, dubbed as Bixby and Kestra, according to Sam Mobile.
While Samsung acquired Viv Labs, the tech company was recently granted trademarks for these monikers and several other variations of the names. The description for the trademark filings stated, computer software for enabling hands-free use of a smartphone by means of voice recognition, and computer software that utilizes the process of voice commands, Android Authority has learned.
Anyway, Samsung seriously needs an AI assistant, as competitors of the company have had it for quite some time now. In spite of the fact that Samsung does come with an assistant called S-Voice, nevertheless, it turns out to be just a gimmick and not as useful as Siri or Google Assistant.
Nonetheless, the AI assistant on Samsung Galaxy S8 would allow its users to make payments through voice commands. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and even the Galaxy S8 Plus will be even better with an AI assistant on board.
Users of the handsets can perform several actions, get answers for queries and can make faster payments. The birth of Bixby and Kestra on Galaxy S8 is sure to shake things up a bit on the AI universe.
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