Samsung’s not giving up on Bixby, despite initial lukewarm responses to its AI assistant.
Bixby is the South Korean firm’s answer to other voice assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. But when it debuted, fans found it just wasn’t as smart as the competition.
To buff up Bixby’s brains, Samsung has now acquired Fluently, which makes an AI chatbot that can compose smart replies in English and Korean.
Fluently produced an app that plugged into messengers like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, and offered natural-sounding contextual responses. Read more…