Samsung will introduce Bixby in all its smart home devices, including ovens and robot vacuum cleaners, from 2020 onwards. The company announced this, according to several South Korean media based on a press conference in Seoul.
The next step for Bixby is version 2.0, which has to debut on the Galaxy Note 9, mentions Korea Herald . Version 2.0 should, among other things, offer faster response times. This version must also handle natural speech better and noise better.
Bixby is a further development of S Voice, the voice assistant for Samsung smartphones that can be found on devices since 2012. To develop Bixby, Samsung wants its AI team to grow to a thousand people, including through acquisitions. A year and a half ago, for example, Viv Labs took over a company of the founders of Siri, which has been in the hands of Apple for eight years.