Electronics giant Samsung is likely to launch the second version of its digital voice assistant platform, Bixby, the Bixby 2.0 with its upcoming Galaxy Note 9. The company has been working on revamping Bixby for quite some time. As reported by SamMobile, the company first talked about Bixby 2.0 last year when it hinted at a “major update” for Bixby. This statement indicated a much-needed step in the right direction for Samsung after it launched the Bixby. The reason for this is because Bixby was lagging behind in a number of core functions that its competition could do at the time.
The newer version of Bixby will come with improved natural language processing, improved noise resistance, and faster loading times. That means Samsung’s maligned AI will better understand your regular speech (as opposed to strict commands), with lots of background noise, and without forcing you to wait too long while it thinks about things.
Samsung is hoping to connect 14 million of its devices to Bixby before the end of the year, with the goal of connecting them all by 2020. It’s also been rumoured to have a smart speaker of its own in the pipeline, currently expected in the second half of this year. Hopefully it’ll have some sort of killer feature that’ll make people want to buy it, or else it’s probably doomed to failure.