Samsung acquires South Korean artificial intelligence firm Fluenty to improve Bixby

Samsung has announced it has acquired South Korean artificial intelligence Fluenty.

Samsung has announced it has acquired South Korean artificial intelligence Fluenty to use the startup’s machine learning-based chatbot to upgrade its AI assistant Bixby.

According to The Korean Herald, Samsung will buy over the firm’s engineers, technologies and assets, which counts researchers from top technology firms like Kakao and LG Electronic as its founders.

Fluenty has a previously produced a smartphone application product called “AI-based Recommendation Service”, which provides appropriate responses to users, based on its machine learning software.

So for example, when someone sends a message saying “How about lunch today?” the app recommends replies such as “Yes. Which menu do you want?” or “I will adjust your schedule.”

The app is supported on messenger services like Kakao Talk, Telegram, Line, WhatsApp, Facebook and SMS.

Bixby made its long-awaited launch in the United States earlier this year, before Samsung rolled it out to its customers in India during the launch of its Galaxy 8 phone.

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