Samsung will give Bixby an AI improve later this 12 months

Abstract

  • Samsung unveiled Galaxy Z Fold 6 & Flip 6 with out mentioning Bixby, however plans to supercharge it with AI capabilities later this 12 months.
  • Bixby’s final replace in 2023 added an on-device mode, nevertheless it has not acquired any vital upgrades in 2024.
  • Samsung might unveil AI-powered Bixby alongside One UI 7.



At a stunning occasion in Paris, France, on July 10, Samsung unveiled its newest foldables — the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6, new Galaxy earbuds, and smartwatches. Whereas the corporate highlighted Galaxy AI a number of occasions all through the launch occasion, it didn’t point out its voice assistant, Bixby, even as soon as. However that doesn’t imply that Samsung has forgotten about or given up on Bixby. As a substitute, the corporate plans to make use of AI to supercharge its voice assistant’s capabilities.

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TM Roh, Samsung’s cell head, confirmed to CNBC that the corporate will launch an upgraded AI-powered Bixby expertise later this 12 months. As a substitute of counting on ChatGPT or Google Gemini, it can use its personal giant language mannequin (LLM) for this. A report from earlier this 12 months additionally claimed that Samsung was placing in critical hours to carry generative AI capabilities to Bixby.

Bixby final acquired a serious replace in early 2023, gaining an on-device mode and higher efficiency. Samsung additionally expanded Bixby Textual content Name to extra areas as part of the replace. This 12 months, although, the voice assistant has not acquired any vital upgrades apart from a sleeker set off animation. A supercharged Bixby expertise due to AI might simply make up for this.

Samsung might unveil the upgraded AI-powered Bixby alongside One UI 7 within the subsequent few months. The corporate ought to open a public One UI 7 beta program for its flagship Galaxy telephones in late July or early August.


Bixby is the one notable voice assistant nonetheless missing AI integration

Samsung is the one main tech firm that has but to combine AI into its voice assistant. That is regardless of the Korean conglomerate being on the forefront of integrating AI into its units with Galaxy AI.


Google is already in the course of changing Assistant with Gemini, whereas Apple unveiled Apple Intelligence-powered Siri as part of iOS 18 at WWDC in early June 2024.

Regardless of the deliberate upgrades to Bixby, Samsung will hold its units open to different voice assistants. The Korean large has a deep partnership with Google, which supplies flagship Galaxy units unique entry to chose new options for a couple of months.

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