Samsung Galaxy S8 News & Update: AI Digital Assistant in Store for Flagship Device; More Details Here!

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Nov 06, 2016 10:24 AM EST

Amidst the media backlash that Samsung has received following the exploding Galaxy Note 7's released this year, the company is making a turnaround. It has announced some sleek new features for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8. The latest news surrounding the flagship device is that it will feature an AI digital assistant.

According to ABC News, the South Korean company is working to include an AI digital assistant in the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8. The flagship device is due out in Spring 2017. Acting much like a revamped Siri, the AI digital assistant will be able to perform tasks without any third party apps.

Just recently, Samsung experienced a loss of as much as $5.3 billion as they recalled and discontinued the Galaxy Note 7 that had faulty, explosive batteries. The company is now putting all of its efforts in developing the next iteration of their flagship device. Offering an AI digital assistant in the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like a good way to get back on track.

The AI digital assistant in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 is assumed to be created by October Viv Labs Inc. This is the same company that created and sold Siri to Apple. The company was recently acquired by Samsung. They are now jointly developing an AI digital assistant in an "open AI platform" setting, which enables users to perform tasks without using any third party apps.

According to Reuters, the AI digital assistant is set to be available not just on the Samsung Galaxy S8, but also across Samsung's other products. Such products expected to feature the AI digital assistant in the near future are the refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, etc.

The race towards putting more AI into everyday devices such as smartphones has heated up in the last months, as voice-powered assistants have been prominently featured in the latest iterations of mobile phones and other devices. Check back for the latest on Samsung Galaxy S8 and comment below what other features you'd like to see next year.

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