Samsung’s AI platform Bixby is still a smaller player as compared to Amazon, Google and Apple in the ever-growing market of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but Samsung seems to have full faith in its capabilities and the company is investing big time to expand its capabilities and reach, according to a report by ZDNet.
Speaking at the Galaxy S10 Unpacked event on Wednesday, Samsung made the announcement that Bixby will now be available in four new European languages. Speaking to CNET, Samsung co-CEO DJ Koh said that Galazy Home, a Bixby-powered smart speaker will finally be launched in the month of April.
“We are strongly committed to our AI business, and continuously expanding Bixby’s intelligence capabilities to provide more users with the best possible AI experience, “said Eui-Suk Chung, Executive VP and Head of Software and AI, Mobile Communications Business for Samsung.
Bixby is still struggling to make its presence felt in the AI space, which is led by Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant. According to a survey of US adults in the month of September last year, Apple’s Siri continues to lead the way with 44 percent, whereas Google Assistant comes second with 30 percent. Siri is lagging far behind with a paltry 4 percent.
While Bixby is still trying to find its way in the AI market, the market itself is growing at a rapid pace and according to a report by Juniper Research, there will be nearly 8 billion voice assistants in use in 2023.
The South Korean giant has already added Bixby to its TVs and it has plans to apply AI to all its home appliances by 2020.
With the latest announcement Bixby is now available in eight languages. The new languages which incude British English, German, Italian and Spanish (Spain) join the already existing languages of US English, Korean and Mandarin Chinese.