Bixby is Samsung's Own Assistant Just Like Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant

Samsung has officially announced Bixby as the name of its assistant. Bixby is like Siri, Cortana and Google Assistance. It has been described as a “bright assistant.” Unlike other assistants that require you to press the home button to activate, Bixby will have a dedicated button on the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Samsung revealed that you would be able to use its assistant for anything, in any situation. “[It should] support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. Touch commands).” below is the excerpt of Samsung's description of the Bixby.

"Bixby will be a new intelligent interface on our devices. Fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants in the market, Bixby offers a deeper experience thanks to proficiency in these three properties:

1. Completeness
When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. touch commands). Most existing agents currently support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn’t work by voice command. The completeness property of Bixby will simplify user education on the capability of the agent, making the behaviors of the agent much more predictable.

2. Context Awareness
When using a Bixby-enabled application, users will be able to call upon Bixby at any time and it will understand the current context and state of the application and will allow users to carry out the current work-in-progress continuously. Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application, whichever they feel is most comfortable and intuitive. Most existing agents completely dictate the interaction modality and, when switching among the modes, may either start the entire task over again, losing all the work in progress, or simply not understand the user’s intention.

3. Cognitive Tolerance
When the number of supported voice commands gets larger, most users are cognitively challenged to remember the exact form of the voice commands. Most agents require users to state the exact commands in a set of fixed forms. Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and then will prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal. This makes the interface much more natural and easier to use."

This feature is expected to be included in new Samsung devices henceforth.
Source: Samsung


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    1. Please note that Samsung is not the best. Can you tweak a Samsung phone the same way you tweak other phones?

  2. moving Samsung Mobile to the next level

  3. It's a welcomed development but lemme ask, how many of us will be able to afford Samsung S8 and above when its eventually released?

    I will continue to stick with my MediaTek powered devices for easy tweaking