Remember last month when Samsung acquired Viv Labs, the original creators of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri? Well, it looks like the South Korean company will be putting its purchase to good use very soon. According to Reuters, Samsung recently confirmed that they will introduce an artificial intelligent digital assistant on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone.
With the new digital assistant, Samsung wants to differentiate the service provided by the Galaxy S8 from the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. Sadly though, Samsung did not unveil what its digital assistant can do, all they mentioned in an interview with Reuters is that “developers can attach and upload services to our agent”. But Viv can do a lot more than that, according to the developers, Viv is touted as a more “extensible, powerful version of Siri.”; Viv can create its own programs and understand complex intent in a way may AIs can’t.
Unfortunately for those who want to get your hands on the next flagship smartphone from Samsung, you might have to wait a little longer. According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung delayed the development of the Galaxy S8 “by weeks” to help identify problems on the Galaxy Note 7, so the company may postpone the Galaxy S8 launch from its usual February/March launch date.