A little more conversation with Samsung’s Bixby
Artificial intelligence now enables devices to hold conversations in which people’s previous preferences are taken into account
Samsung’s voice-powered digital assistant, Bixby, has been upgraded. At Samsung’s recent Unpacked event, Ji Soo Yi, the company’s vice-president of artificial intelligence (AI) strategy, said Bixby was designed to "get things done", but now, on the Note 9, it will be "more conversational, more personal and more useful".Thanks to AI’s new ability to retain recently received information, it can build a conversation with you, making the interaction more fluid and less repetitive."Being conversational is good, but it’s not good enough," says Yi. "Your close friends already know what you like. Bixby won’t replace your best friend, but it is designed to do similar things."Bixby will now tailor its answers to you based on your previous preferences, and will even make a dinner reservation, with your party number and preferred time based on previous experiences. All without you having to open a single app.We have entered an age in which AI can begin to converse with you and tailor experience...