Samsung is apparently planning to boost sales of the company’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8 by giving users a free artificial intelligence powered smart assistant.
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After the unfortunate Samsung incident with the Note 7, the company has been very careful with its ventures. Sure, there is a plus that the Korean giant gave consumer safety more priority than anything else, but once there’s a black spot on a white board, it’s very hard to ignore it. In a bid to recover from the losses the company underwent because of the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Electronics is planning to ship its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S8 with a built-in artificial intelligence.
The AI will be a plus for consumers not just because it’s an awesome feature to have on a handheld, but it will also differentiate the S8 from other rival devices.
For those who don’t know, Samsung, in October announced that it had scored an acquisition of Viv Labs, a firm that is the led by the co-creator of Apple’s very own Siri smart assistant. According to the report, the Korean giant is planning to integrate the upcoming Galaxy S8 with Viv, the San Jose-based company’s AI platform. This will not only serve as a personal handheld assistant, but also allow users to control home appliances and their wearable technology.
“Developers can attach and upload services to our agent,” said Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee In-jong during a briefing, referring to its AI assistant.
said Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee In-jong during a briefing, referring to its AI assistant.
“Even if Samsung doesn’t do anything on its own, the more services that get attached the smarter this agent will get, learn more new services and provide them to end-users with ease.”
Samsung will surely need a very powerful smartphone to win customers back after the Note 7 fallout, but it seems that the brand is doing everything to clear its name.
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