Introducing Bixby 2.0 – an ambitious vision with hopes to help people’s way of life.
At the Samsung annual Developer Conference this week in San Francisco, Samsung seems to be taking smart home connected devices with a big focus on the new platform.
This comes after the company announces its new platform – the SmartThings Cloud, which unites existing Samsung IoT services like SmartThings, ARTIK, Samsung Connect, and Harman Ignite.
Inside that umbrella, Samsung introduces its AI, the Bixby 2.0 which brings more natural language features and is set to be rolled out with the Samsung products including handsets, TVs, and refrigerators.
Bixby is Samsung’s virtual assistant offering competition to Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa.
The Samsung Bixby 2.0 comes with improvements unlike its predecessor as well as being an open platform for third-party developers which is seen as being helpful to the users through its intelligence tool that is a key part of everyone’s daily life.
Since its release earlier this year along with Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and the Note 8, Bixby is now available in more than 200 countries with an impressive number of more than 10 million registered users.
Samsung is focusing on how to improve the lives of people by helping them get the most out of their smartphones and apps through integrating their AI capabilities to make their devices even be smarter and intelligent.
According to the company; Bixby 2.0 …
“… will be more personal, with enhanced natural language capabilities for more natural commands and complex processing, so it can really get to know and understand not only who you are, but who members of your family are and tailor its response and actions appropriately.”
At the time of writing, Bixby 2.0 SDK, the first private beta program will be available to only selected developers with the focus on expanding the number of participants in the beta to make Bixby be a marketplace for intelligence.
With that in mind, Samsung’s new channel is expected to be available for all devices and not just on mobile devices.
The company didn’t explain much on the functionality of the latest Bixby 2.0 but, as by the looks, Bixby is promising to both improving the smart home devices and easing the human lives through their intelligence.