Samsung’s new digital assistant Bixby will debut on Galaxy S8, later expand to TVs and appliances


Samsung says it will release its own voice assistant, rivaling the Alexas and Siris of the world, with the Galaxy S8 smartphone. The new digital assistant, known as Bixby, will beat out the competition, Samsung said in a blog post Monday, because it will be able to interpret and process incomplete information and perform pretty much every task in an app via voice commands. Currently, Samsung said, voice assistants can only pick a small variety of functions within an app and are mostly unable to understand context, so the information in a request has to be spot on.

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