[Update: November 8, 2018]
Samsung Opens up Bixby Voice Assistant to Developers
Samsung has opened up its Bixby platform, allowing third-party developers to build functionalities for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant.
Bixby will be turned into a scalable, open AI platform to support many devices, including fridge and TVs. Bixby Developer Studio, an IDE for developers, would offer access to the development tools that Samsung’s internal team uses to create Bixby Capsules.
Bixby in Five New Languages
As part of its efforts to scale Bixby services, Samsung said it would expand support to five new languages in the coming months, including British English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
[Update: January 10, 2018]
Samsung’s Bixby Vision Will Soon Be Able to Count the Calories in Your Food
Samsung is reportedly in the works to introduce a new feature for the ‘Bixby Vision’ that will allow the camera to identify food items as well as notify the user of its calorie count.
“Bixby” is Samsung voice-powered digital assistant announced on On March 20, 2017. Bixby was introduced alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event, which was held on March 29, 2017.
The feature definitely isn’t ready for public consumption yet, but it did a surprisingly good job telling a Margherita pizza from a plate of salmon sushi from a juicy (if fake) steak. That said, you shouldn’t expect Bixby to look at a dinner plate and correctly identify everything on it — at least in its current form, you’ll have to point the phone’s camera at each individual food item to get the corresponding calorie counts.
Using generic data, the app will be able to give out an approximate measurement of the calories. The recorded data will then be stored in the Samsung Health app, thus allowing users to monitor and control their diet.
The feature is still in its testing phase, and there is no word as to when it will make its way to the consumer’s devices.
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