Samsung has just taken a very important for the development of its ecosystem of products and the development of its Tizen platform step because just make known that the South Koreans have acquired Viv, the company responsible for giving life to Siri, the famous Apple virtual assistant, and a few months ago showed the amazing abilities of his assistant potential with an artificial intelligence system.
Capabilities Viv go beyond what we have now seen with Siri, Google Now, Cortana or Alexa, as Viv is based on a so – called “global brain” based on artificial intelligence, which allows you to interact and “learn” a level that is able to write your own code to perform new tasks.
Artificial intelligence as a core element of Samsung ecosystem
They have not disclosed the details of the transaction, but Dag Kittlaus, one of the founders of Viv team has given some details of his upcoming participation as part of Samsung, which will continue to work as an independent company with the aim of enhancing the platform and Samsung ecosystem, that is, from their smartphones to their refrigerators, washing machines, televisions and any other connected device, which will make Viv will become the nerve center of IoT, phones, wearables and virtual reality.
The attractive part of this is that the negotiations reached an agreement to Viv continue to operate as free and available to other systems platform, which remains the initial plan to launch on iOS and Android, plus it will be open to any developer to enter and do support their applications to nurture advanced artificial intelligence system.
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Last May we had for the first time a demo of Viv, this after four years of development, where despite having no voice left everyone with their mouths open as it is a wizard that is able to interact, create context with questions and accept complex conversations that nurture the thread of the conversation, so you never have to start again and frustrated because they do not understand us, because one of their tasks is to learn and become more efficient over time.
With this Samsung falls squarely in a competition where artificial intelligence systems within virtual assistants begin to gain ground, there we have the case of Amazon with Alexa and Echo and the new Assistant of Google begins to gain prominence both in its application Allo like Google Home and even Android; and finally Apple rumor points where it is also working to expand the capabilities of Siri for a new device similar to Echo and Google Home.
All bet that Apple would be who acquired Viv, as it would be a natural movement and help the growth of Siri in artificial intelligence, but the Samsung is giving the surprise and analyze all possible scenarios and the latest developments of the company we see that all makes sense and Viv buying can be considered the most important for the company in recent years strategic move, which could ultimately make Samsung become independent of Google.Tags: Samsung VIV