In a press meeting in their Seoul headquarters, Samsung said that it plans to implement a new digital assistant for the Galaxy S8. Samsung recently acquired Viv Labs, a San Jose-based company, last month and rumors claimed that it would be featured in Samsung’s next flagship device.
The Viv platform uses a conversational interface and learning algorithms to assist users and to make tasks easier. Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman said that the new AI platform will enable the next Galaxy smartphones to do things directly without going through separate applications like the current Galaxy smartphones do.
With the Galaxy S8 announcement coming in late February at MWC 2017, Samsung will try to bring back customers after the Note 7 issues. Other rumors for the Galaxy S8 include a 90% screen-to-body ratio and a 5.5″ 4K display.