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Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung is never one to make a U-turn on something new product or feature it has put out, no matter how useless or derided it may have become. It took years for it to finally sunset S Voice, for example, or slim down and rename TouchWiz. Of course, persistence may also pay off in giving something new and imperfect a chance to grow and potentially become better. Samsung is taking that chance with its AI assistant Bixby, which it will be pushing to anyone who buys a Smart TV or smart washing from the company this year.

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Samsung Bixby’s former head is now at Google

Samsung Bixby’s former head is now at Google

In just a few weeks, Samsung will be revealing the Galaxy S9. Alongside it, of course, will be Bixby. Samsung has been trying, with very little success, to push its own homebrew AI platform and personal assistant. It will, however, be taking on Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Siri without a critical member of its team: its Chief Technology Officer. Lee In-jong, who left Samsung's mobile division last December, is reportedly now working at Google on, among other things, the very market segment Samsung wants Bixby to be in.

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Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Samsung's Bixby AI will be getting some new capabilities in the future, and rumor has it that real-time translates are among them. The assistant already offers translations of written text via Bixby Vision, but Samsung is gearing up to add real-time translation, sources claim. The AI may soon also be equipped with better recognition of landmarks and other notable destinations.

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Bixby calorie counting feature could make the AI worth using

Bixby calorie counting feature could make the AI worth using

It's no secret that many Galaxy owners are less than fond of Samsung's personal assistant, Bixby. The company included a physical button on its most recent flagship phones for summoning Bixby, but that backfired. Complaints prompted the company to finally add a way to fully disable the service, but users may find a use for it after all: the company is teaching its AI to count the calories in food.

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Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerator now comes with Bixby

Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerator now comes with Bixby

Samsung wants to make everything smart and, in doing so, pull everyone into its ecosystem. From smartphones to smart TVs to smart refrigerators, Samsung is putting the Internet and, now, even artificial intelligence into previously “dumb” home appliances. At CES 2018, Samsung is showing off the next gen Family Hub that will now integrate one of Samsung’s most controversial new feature: the Bixby smart personal assistant. Fortunately, that’s not the only thing going for the smart refrigerator.

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Samsung Bixby smart speaker winds up for 2018 debut

Samsung Bixby smart speaker winds up for 2018 debut

2017 could very well be considered the year of the smart speaker. Though Google Home launched at the tail end of 2016, Google introduced two new models this year: the Google Home Mini and Home Max. Apple revealed its Siri-powered HomePod for an early 2018 launch, while Amazon let its new Echo Show out of the gate and released a new version of the standard Echo. Surely we can't expect Samsung to sit on the sidelines and just watch all of this happen, right?

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The Galaxy S9 must fix these three big S8 flaws

The Galaxy S9 must fix these three big S8 flaws

2017 had a bumper crop of smartphones, but the mobile world refuses to slow, and all eyes are on the Samsung Galaxy S9 in 2018. The company's flagship consumer phone - since, it would likely argue, the Galaxy Note 8 and its eventual successor are targeted at prosumers - has big shoes to fill, coming on the heels of the generally well-received Galaxy S8. Still, that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.

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Love Bixby or hate it, the Galaxy S9 will make AI inescapable

Love Bixby or hate it, the Galaxy S9 will make AI inescapable

Samsung has just teased the existence of an AI-centric software for its flagship smartphones called the Samsung Galaxy AI UX. This may be a rebranding of the company's UI, and it is expected to be introduced with the upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone. This underscores the company's strong focus on Bixby and the overall vision it has for the use of its AI in a full ecosystem of products.

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Bixby button can now be completely disabled

Bixby button can now be completely disabled

Samsung may be having a fantastic year as far as mobile sales go (not so much politically), but it isn’t leaving 2017 unscathed. It biggest scandal, if you could call it that, is the overly hyped but totally underwhelming Bixby AI assistant and Samsung’s stubbornness to let users do what they want with the Bixby button. The manufacturer finally relented and let users at least stop Bixby from activating, but still woke up the phone. With the latest update, however, you can completely disable that button and never have to worry about a thing.

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Bixby 2.0 makes Samsung’s AI omnipresent

Bixby 2.0 makes Samsung’s AI omnipresent

Even though it got off to a fairly rocky start, Samsung's implementation of its Bixby AI seems to have leveled out a bit. Now that Samsung has Bixby up and running on its flagship phones around the world, it's looking to the future. The future is apparently bright for Bixby, as Samsung plans to have its AI assistant everywhere.

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SmartThings Cloud : This is Samsung’s big IoT cleanup

SmartThings Cloud : This is Samsung’s big IoT cleanup

This year's SDC brought together several Internet of Things brands/groups together into one: SmartThings Cloud. Each of the following names is now part of one bigger group: Samsung SmartThings, ARTIK, Samsung Connect. All three are now under the brand SmartThings Cloud. Of important note - this SmartThings Cloud all-encompassing platform name is what Samsung suggests will be both connected and open - open to 3rd-party brands and developers of many sorts.

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Samsung brings in Silicon Valley expert to make Bixby relevant

Samsung brings in Silicon Valley expert to make Bixby relevant

The AI assistant Bixby hasn't proven to be the consumer hit Samsung had hoped for and now the company is taking big steps to try and change that. Samsung has tweaked its personnel arrangement, bringing in expert Eui-suk Chung from Silicon Valley to work alongside its mobile division research lead Injong Rhee. Rhee will retain his role at the company, though.

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