For the last several months Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant, but when will it arrive or on which device it’s not clear yet but it will be sooner than expected. The new AI helper will arrive with the upcoming flagship phone in the second half of 2018 said The company’s AI research center head, Gray G. Lee. So, in other words, the next Galaxy Note. While Lee didn’t show all of Samsung’s cards, he promised better natural language processing, faster responses and better results in noisy environments.
Bixby 2.0 should make use of Samsung’s Viv acquisition to both encourage more conversational commands as well as deep linking, multiple users and more. It’s still not certain that which Bixby features will arrive in the finished product. However, it should help the tech giant companions to catch up to Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant, important when it’s hoping to use Bixby in everything from fridges to smart speakers.