Samsung’s virtual assistant came up with the S8 and S8 Plus and is now starting to grow on a large scale. Voice controls have already been launched in more than 200 countries. In a world where Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana already exist, and how many more virtual assistants, Samsung more recently presented its bet in this field in order to get away a little from the options provided by Google for the Android system. This is how the virtual assistant Bixby came about.
The Samsung system was introduced in conjunction with the company’s latest flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but arrived in a very basic early version with no voice commands enabled. However, gradually this scenario begins to change.
Samsung began by launching voice commands in the US and South Korea and has now surpassed the 200 countries where the feature is active. Although the company plans to introduce several languages, currently the virtual assistant works only in English and Korean.
According to the technology giant, Bixby offers the ability to do the normal day-to-day tasks more intelligently. This is because, presumably, the wizard can understand indirect voice commands, such as saying “good evening” to activate the silent mode, the blue light filter and set a certain alarm (all this after the command is pre-defined of voice).
In addition, Samsung further advances that the wizard can understand a normal speech to perform functions, without having to describe each step and each application that should be used. If we say something like “send the last photo taken to my mother”, the assistant will be able to interpret the voice command in a simple way and will then search for the last photo, share with the indicated contact and, if desired, Automatically.
Bixby has in-depth learning technology to eventually learn user patterns, preferences, and the kind of interaction that can be accomplished with any application that is compatible with the wizard.
Samsung intends to continue to expand Bixby Voice Control to other countries, languages, devices, features and third-party applications. By seeking to further improve its offerings in terms of mobile experience and solutions, Bixby wants more users to be able to interact with their device and manage their applications and services in a more clear and intuitive way.