Samsung Introduces an Open-Source Voice Assistant: BIXBY 2.0


During the developer conference held in San Francisco (United States) Samsung released Bixby 2.0, the second version of its smart assistant that comes with several new and improvements.

The South Korean company made it clear that its intentions are to give its assistant presence in every possible device and place, that is how it intends to extend it beyond its last mobile flagships and plans to take it to its own Smart TV, its refrigerator / Family Hub , speakers for the home and a long and infinite etcetera.

One of the peculiarities of this version 2.0 is that, from now on, Bixby will be able to understand us as we speak in a more natural way, without having to follow a protocol or structured words to perform certain functions.

In a complementary way, it will predict the needs of each user regardless of the device in which it is run. It was also mentioned that it was improved to recognize the voice of each person, thus giving better recommendations and results based on the searches and consultations.

Bixby 2.0

If you can perfect all these qualities, then give a weight justification to replace other competitive options, such as Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa. Moreover, long ago Samsung itself confirmed that they were building their own smart speaker with integrated Bixby, so it certainly comes to stand up to the rest.

Apparently, we will have an excessive supply in this type of solutions where the winners will be the largest manufacturers or those who manage to make a difference as has just Motorola.

Another way to add points to gain market share is to release an SDK, and so Samsung did this time. The organization announces a new open source software development kit for beta developers.

Bixby 2.0

The last point is to speak the language itself. Bixby is available in over 200 countries but … it only supports a few languages ​​and among them ours is absent, or rather, was (or will it be?). In other words, the firm confirmed that Bixby 2.0 will support Spanish, but that of the United States, not Castilian.

That is, Samsung launched both the Galaxy S8, S8 + and Note 8 with a button dedicated to its smart assistant, but the same is adornment, so I would not miss the same play for the first flagship of next year.

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