Samsung acquires Korean AI startup Fluenty to Boost Bixby’s Capabilities

Samsung Electronics has acquired South Korean artificial intelligence (AI) startup Fluenty, which specialises in conversational AI. The company plans to integrate Fluenty’s services to upgrade its own voice recognition platform, Bixby. No financial details related to the transaction have been disclosed. Set up in 2015, Fluenty provides an AI-based chat platform, which responds to queries using machine learning capabilities. The firm has around 10 employees who are mostly former developers at Korea’s two largest search giants, Naver and Daum. This is the first Korean AI startup acquired by Samsung, which mainly invests in and acquires foreign tech companies. Fluenty unveiled a smartphone app named “AI-based Recommendation Service” in the US in 2015. The app recommends appropriate…

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Samsung SmartThings: What you need to know

Samsung outdoored what it calls; SmartThings in the just ended Samsung Developer Conference 2017 #SDC2017 in San Francisco. The event made a record number of 50% increase in attendance compared to last year’s figures. At the keynote, Samsung announced its IoT services would merge to become a single SmartThings cloud. What it further term ed as Connected Thinking. Overtime, all our IoT devices would become SmartThings compactible. And gradually all Samsung devices from Smartphones to TVs, to Refrigerators will offer a more cosertant and seamless interface, and it wont be just our devices and services. It can be yours too. Said: DJ Koh, (President of Mobile Communication Business at Samsung Electronics).…

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Bixby 2.0 possible at SDC 17

With the Samsung Developer Conference 2017 being less than a week away from taking place in San Francisco on October 18, it is now being rumored that Samsung could be announcing an update to Bixby called Bixby 2.0 at the event to further improve its capabilities and give it access to more third party services. Samsung has also been working on a Bixby speaker for a while now, so with the Bixby 2.0 update, we could see Bixby as more than just a smart assistant for smartphones and making its way into many other category of samsung’s devices such as wearables like the Gear S3 and Gear Sport, Samsung Smart TVs,…

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