Samsung announces Bixby AI for the Galaxy S8, says thousands of engineers are working on it
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Samsung has announced Bixby, its upcoming AI assistant for the Galaxy S8.
But Samsung has much bigger plans for the cloud platform. We've known about Samsung's Bixby AI assistant for months now, though the company has kept a pretty tight lid on exactly what it will end up being. We've considered that it will, for the most part, be designed to take on Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri, but Samsung has much bigger plans for its artificial intelligence. Samsung has pre-announced Bixby in a detailed blog post that is half product announcement, half manifesto. Samsung has a conceptually new philosophy to the problem [of virtual interaction]: instead of humans learning how the machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the abilities of designers), it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us. The company notes three distinct ways that Bixby will surpass its competition: Completeness Context awareness Cognitive tolerance The first is about being able to use Bixby for anything, in any situation. " [It should] support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie.