Samsung is developing a Bixby smart speaker2017-07-04 17:26 by Daniela
Tags: Samsung, Bixby
Samsung reportedly plans to launch its own smart speaker, that will use company's voice-driven personal assistant, Bixby.
Codenamed 'Vega', the AI-powered speaker will be Samsung's offering in a market already crowded by the likes of Amazon and Google, with Apple and Microsoft recently announcing their plans to get in on the action too, through HomePod and Invoke.
Samsung has already missed its deadline to launch a full version of Bixby's voice features in the US by spring. But according to a new report by The Korea Herald, the delay wasn't caused by just linguistic issues of Bixby struggling to understand English. Samsung also lacks enough data needed to develop Bixby’s deep learning technology.
"Developing Bixby in other languages is taking more time than we expected mainly because of the lack of the accumulation of big data," a Samsung spokesperson said.
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