Samsung’s Bixby Platform Now Open to Third Party Developers

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Samsung’s goal is to provide a scalable, robust and open AI platform to developers. Bixby makes it simple for them to develop and evolve the incredible experience they create for its users

Bixby, a virtual assistant developed by South Korean tech giant Samsung, is now opened up for third party developers so that they can develop functionalities for artificial intelligence (AI) assistants.

Bixby was started by Samsung as a practical method to use voice for interacting with phones. The voice-powered digital assistant is now growing into a changeable and open AI platform to support several devices, including TVs and refrigerators.

Last week, the South Korean multinational announced that it is opening Bixby Developer Studio, which is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) software application, for developers. The studio provides access to similar development tools as used by internal developers of Samsung for developing Bixby Capsules, to add features to Bixby.

To enhance Bixby’s reach

The recent move was in accordance with the goal of company to build a scalable and open AI platform. The platform where service providers and developers can access tools in order to bring Bixby platform to more persons and devices across the world, said Samsung.

Kyunghak Hyun, Product Manager – AI Product Management Group, Samsung said that the company’s goal is to provide a scalable, robust and open AI platform to developers that makes it simple for them to develop and evolve the incredible experience they create for its users.

Kyunghak further said that the ecosystem of Samsung devices continues to rise. It generates more points of contact not only for Bixby platform, but also for an increasing number of third-party services. Developers can reach users in more ways and there will be more opportunities for users.

Samsung said that the company would expand the Bixby’s support to additional five languages, including British English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, in the coming months.

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