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Samsung's latest acquisition likely targets the progress of its Bixby assistant and an AI-powered smart speaker, which need all the help they can get.
Bixby is supposed to head into the Galaxy S8 in April, but with S Voice being a critical failure, we have to wonder how much there is to the "base".
You will not be sued for saying "hello" to anyone anytime soon. But you might face some trouble if you choose to use the odd greeting of "Samsung Hello."
First, "Bixby," now, "Bixby Vision." The names are suspected to be the branding for Samsung's digital assistant for the Galaxy S8.
Just when you thought the Galaxy S8 couldn't get more exciting, we catch wind of another game-changing new Bixby feature in the works
The long-in-the-works Samsung Pay Mini platform for online payments might be launching very soon, possibly alongside that oft-rumored Bixby voice assistant.
Don't rule out optional S Pen functionality for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 just yet, not to mention deep Bixby assistant integration.
If you want to see the Google Assistant on other smartphones, it seems that the company has a few restrictions set out for OEMs like Samsung
Bixby and Kestra may help guide Galaxy S8 users on how to pull information and do tasks just by using their artificially intelligent voices.
You may have to wait a little longer than you'd like for a radically redesigned Samsung Galaxy S8, no home key included, with an AI button instead.
Viv, an artificial intelligence firm founded by one of Siri's creators, was acquired by Samsung this year and is being put to full use for next year.
You can get a 4K display and two rear cameras on your next Galaxy S8, but you're going to have to pay dearly for it, just as with the iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung seems to be finally acknowledging it needs external help to rival Google Assistant, Siri or Alexa, with Viv Labs coming to the rescue.