Samsung Preparing Bixby for IoT Home Devices

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Samsung is aiming at making its home appliance products smart by 2020 and will be integrating AI and the smart assistant to their other devices

As tech giants are integrating their voice-enabled digital assistants into more devices, Samsung led by its R&D Institute in India is busy infusing Artificial Intelligence (AI) into its virtual assistant Bixby for a harmonised Internet of Things (IoT) experience at home. Samsung aims to make all its home appliance products smart by 2020.

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Samsung is already doing 30-40 percent of AI-based activities – training deep neural networks for vision, voice and text at our place. Voice is the next enabler. Bixby is the voice interface and their whole intelligence journey into devices. Samsung already has IoT devices other than smartphones that are Bixby-enabled.

Bixby-enabled smartphones are here and the technology will naturally metamorphose into other home devices. Bixby is the next intelligent interface and the team is right on the job. Samsung is creating an industry-leading ecosystem of IoT offerings that connect smart devices and simplify daily life. In 2017, Samsung spent more than $14 billion on R&D.

Bixby applications

In its Smart 4K QLED TVs, voice commands to ‘Bixby’ can help the consumer find favourite movies or songs – along with controlling compatible IoT home devices like a robotic vacuum cleaner or cameras inside the home. Similarly, Bixby-enabled Family Hub refrigerators offer a wide range of smart features like syncing food storage with meal preparation and keeping family members better connected and organised.

Bixby is maturing over time for Cloud adoption. Building functionalities for IoT-enabled devices are top on the company’s mind. The South Korean tech firm is working towards combining its IoT Cloud platform with its entire line-up of products. Samsung believes IoT should be as easy as flipping a switch. They are aiming to make IoT easier and seamless.

 

Rashi Agarwal

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