Samsung will launch the next version of its Bixby assistant simultaneously with the Galaxy Note 9 . Gray G. Lee said that. He is the head of Samsung’s AI research center.
In conversation with the Korea Herald , Lee intimated that Bixby 2.0 will be available in Samsung’s top phones from the second half of this year. That he means the Galaxy Note 9 is a matter of adding one and one together. In the device, Bixby will be able to handle natural language better, react faster and be less sensitive to disturbing ambient noise.
To improve the AI behind Bixby faster, Samsung plans to hire 1000 additional employees. This means new research centers in different parts of the world must be set up. In addition, there is the possibility that Samsung will take over other promising AI companies in order to further accelerate growth.
As mentioned, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 9 in the second half of the year. To be precise: in August. At least, that’s what we’re going to do. From September onwards the device will be in stores, with hopefully more improvements than just a new Bixby version. A fingerprint sensor under the screen is in any case not, it seems , and the design remains the same.