Samsung buys another AI firm to develop virtual assistant Bixby

Bixby understands the way you actually speak, ask questions and make requests.

Samsung buys another AI firm to develop virtual assistant Bixby

New York: Smartphone leader Samsung recently bought another Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, Fluenty, aiming to bolster its virtual assistant Bixby, media reports have said.

Samsung hasn`t divulged much details of the acquisition as of now.

Fluenty is best known for its automated text replies for SMS and third-party social services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Line, Kakao Talk, Naver Talk and more.

Moreover, Fluenty hugely relies on a deep learning model, searching for patterns in text replies most frequently used by people.

A virtual assistant like Bixby, with this acquisition, would look to eliminate competition from Apple and Google`s voice-only assistants.Fluenty`s app is no longer available on the Google Play store.

Bixby comes with a Quick Commands feature that allows customers to easily create a custom voice command to use in place of a sequence of one or more commands.

For example, one can use the command "good night" as a shortcut for "Turn on Do-not-disturb mode, set an alarm for 6 AM and turn on blue light filter."

Bixby understands the way you actually speak, ask questions and make requests.

For example, if you take a photo and then tell Bixby to "send the picture just taken to Mom", Bixby understands cross-application commands and will know which photo you are referring to and will text it to your mom.

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