Samsung Bixby has just been upgraded, and what started out as a simple voice assistant is now an AI-powered platform that gives users greater control over their mobile experience. One of the most notable updates is Bixby Text Call, which lets English speakers answer calls from anywhere by just typing a message. Bixby then converts that text to audio and communicates with the caller directly.
Don’t want to answer calls in a robotic voice? Well, just use Bixby Custom Voice Creator to record different sentences for Bixby to analyze. It then creates an AI generated copy of your voice and tone. One caveat: it’s currently only available in Korean, but this AI-generated voice is planned to be compatible with other Samsung apps beyond phone calls. Available later this month for Samsung Galaxy users through a software update.
When Samsung first launched Bixby as a voice assistant, it was part of a vision to create a human-to-machine interface that makes life easier and can advance over time with Samsung Galaxy innovation. Today, we introduce updates to build a more intelligent interface that is proactive and adaptive, giving people greater control over their mobile experience,” said YoungJip Kim, Executive Vice President and Head of Artificial Intelligence Team in Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics.