Samsung recently purchased the AI company, Fluenty, with the goal to improve its smart assistance service, Bixby. Fluenty is the second AI company Samsung buys.
Samsung recently purchased another AI company, this time from its own backyard, South Korea. News of this acquisition was first noted by The Korea Herald. The giant consumer electronics company bought Fluenty, in a bid to build up Bixby, its smart assistant. Samsung launched Bixby early this year on the Galaxy s8. Fluenty is the second AI company Samsung has purchased, having also bought Viv late last year. However, the move to acquire Viv was made too late, such that it didn’t have a huge impact on Bixby prior to its release. Viv is the brainchild of same developers behind Siri.