He went up to stage at 19 pm, and talked primarily about how, with important technical preconditions in place, it is well-positioned to create the connected life. With AI, 5G and a large number of connected gadgets, the ecosystem is required. Next challenge, according to DJ Koh, is to really use it for areas that make a difference to end customers.
Central in the future
Centrally, it became clear, because Samsung's vision is the voice-assisted assistant BIxby. Now, however, Samsung is clear that Bixby is going to be significantly more than a voice assistant and instead collecting Samsung's all AI bets and forming a scalable AI platform.
In the future, Bixby will be in significantly more units, now available in additional five languages in addition to Korean and English (not Swedish yet), and it will also be opened to developers who, according to Samsung, will have access to the tools that Samsung uses.
Takes place in more units
Samsung sells 500 million units each year, and in addition, Bixby will also be available in the Samsung vision on refrigerators, television sets, speakers and tablets. Bixby will also come to significantly more third-party products from other manufacturers. This makes Bixby in a couple of years, according to Dag Kittlaus, CEO of Viv, one billion units. Viv is the company that Samsung bought and became the foundation of Bixby.
Not too late
On stage, Dag Kittlaus dismissed the claimant that Samsung and Bixby are late outside, implying that Amazon or Google would have an unintelligible head start. Instead, he claimed that the person who is interested in voice tools is right to start right now.
– Everyone may not remember it, but when Google started its search engine, there were 14 search engines already established. The one who enters the voting market today has great chances of getting a head start and succeeding, he said.
He views the smart assistants market today as a simple tool with the potential to become an important and integral part of our everyday lives. We also heard a lot about IOT and Samsung Smartthings and what opportunities developers have for reaching users with their services and online gadgets.
Galaxy Home connects to Spotify
As an example, it was demonstrated how Samsung's smart speaker Galaxy Home can be tuned and controlled using the voice. For example, you can make voice calls if the speaker is connected to a Samsung phone, listen to Spotify, and developers can develop services that add features to Galaxy Home because the speaker should be part of the ecosystem that developers have access to in the Bixby development tool. .