WHILE everyone has heard of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant you may not know that Samsung have their own AI helper. Bixby is designed primarily to work on your smartphone, where it aims to help you get things done more quickly. Here's what we know. What is Bixby? Samsung describes Bixby as, "the revolutionary on-board assistant that learns, evolves, and adapts to you. Each feature of Bixby is designed to make your life easier, whether it's through touch, type, or voice. “Samsung has a conceptually new philosophy to target this problem: instead of humans learning how a machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the designers’ abilities), it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us. "The interface must be natural and intuitive enough to flatten the learning curve regardless of the number of functions being added. "With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface … [Read more...] about What is Bixby, how does Samsung’s voice assistant work and how does it compare to Alexa, Siri and Google?
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Forward-looking: Since it was first shown off at the I/O conference earlier this year, Google’s AI customer service voice assistant, Duplex, has caused both amazement and controversy. But while Google’s tech is only now rolling out to a limited number of users, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's version is already conversing with customers, and it appears more advanced than its rival's product. At the 2018 Neural Information Processing Systems conference—an annual AI research gathering—Alibaba said its voice assistant system was already being used in millions of calls for its logistics company, Cainiao. Jin Rong, from Alibaba’s Machine Intelligence and Technology Lab, showed what the AI was capable of in a pre-recorded call, in which a customer was asked where they would like a package delivered. The conversation, which was translated from Mandarin, went like this: Agent: Hello, I am Cainiao’s voice assistant. I am—Customer: Hello.A: Yes, hi, … [Read more...] about Alibaba’s voice assistant is already being used in millions of calls, and it’s better than Google’s
Guests waits before French telecoms operator Iliad the media conference in Milan, Italy, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Iliad is including a Netflix subscription and Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa among the key features of its new set-top box as it seeks to revive declining sales, chief executive Thomas Reynaud said on Tuesday. The telecoms operator’s much-awaited new set-top box, dubbed Freebox Delta and designed by Jasper Morrison, will also contained an improved internet speed and data storage, as well as the audio technology of French start-up firm Devialet. The Freebox Delta is offered at a price of 49.99 euros ($57) per month, roughly 10 euros more than the previous version, which dates from 2010 and also bundles television, internet and fixed telephone services. Another box with fewer services, dubbed Freebox One, will start at a price of 29.99 euros per month for two years. Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and … [Read more...] about Iliad includes Netflix, Amazon’s voice assistant in its new set-top…
caption Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, discusses one of the new features in Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, at the company’s WWDC developer conference on Monday. source Apple Since it launched Apple’s Siri voice assistant has promised to transform the way we use our devices, but has never lived up to its potential. But some new updates to Siri that are due out this fall could transform it, making it much more capable and useful. With the updates, Apple could regain ground lost to Google and Amazon in race to popularize voice computing. Apple may be about to transform Siri from being the butt of numerous jokes into the capable, powerful, and competent digital assistant it’s long promised. If Apple can pull it off, the move may help the company re-establish itself as one of the leaders in fast-growing market for voice-based computing and … [Read more...] about Apple is overhauling Siri — and the voice assistant may finally catch up with Amazon’s Alexa
Xiaomi has uploaded an English-subtitled video demonstrating Xiao AI, a voice assistant built specifically for Xiaomi phones. As you’ll see, it’s pretty similar in scope to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant, but is clearly tailored for the Chinese market with hooks into WeChat and so on. Xiao AI is preloaded on the new Mi Mix 2S, according to a Xiaomi spokesperson, and can also now be used on other Xiaomi phones with an update to the Chinese version of the MIUI software. For now, Xiao AI isn’t coming to India or any of the other regions outside China where Xiaomi has a strong presence. While Xiaomi did recently announce a partnership with Microsoft that at some point may include integrating the Cortana voice assistant with the Mi AI Speaker, that doesn’t appear to cover phones. Instead, Xiaomi phones in India can use Google Assistant, which of course isn’t available in China at all but does now work in Hindi as well as English. … [Read more...] about Here’s Xiaomi’s voice assistant, Xiao AI