Thursday, October 6, 2016

Samsung buys artificial intelligence company Viv – Bitmag

the terms of The deal have not been early, but this is an important step in Samsung’s a time that the major players in the market are strengthening their capabilities in this area of artificial intelligence and digital assistants. It is the case of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

The Viv Labs was founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham, the same who designed the Siri and sold it to Apple in 2010. This technology would later be integrated in iOS and, more recently, in the Mac OS.

according To the release published by Samsung, the deal demonstrates the commitment of the south Korean company with the development of personal digital assistants, and is part of the "enlarged vision of the company to deliver an open ecosystem of artificial intelligence for all your devices and services."

The founding team, will "work closely" with the division of the mobile business of Samsung, but the Viv will continue to operate independently. The officers of the house-mother of the Galaxy call Viv platform of artificial intelligence of the next generation.

"unlike other services based on artificial intelligence, the Viv has a sophisticated understanding of natural language, the capabilities of machine learning and strategic partnerships that will enrich an ecosystem of services broader," said Injong Rhee, chief technology officer of the division of mobile communication at Samsung Electronics.

"The Viv was designed with consumers and developers in mete. This focus dual was also what attracted us to regard the ka an ideal candidate to integrate with the appliances, wearable and other products of Samsung, as the paradigm of how we interact with technology changes to interfaces and intelligent voice controls", added the executive.


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