Bixby: A New Way to Interact with Your Phone | Samsung Bixby
Everybody of you has that recently a now AI has been launched by Samsung in their latest Smartphone in Samsung galaxy s8/s8+ i.e. Bixby. It is now becoming the best AI for android. Well talking about the Bixby it’s a new way to interact with your Smartphone. Launch of Bixby and Google assistant in Smartphone, Now Smartphone’s are becoming more smarter than human being that works with the voice command, gesture or anything else they are helping people in such a way that now people have do less effort and all things get done by a simple click , command or gesture. Thus due to invention of these AI now life’s of people are getting easier and advancement of technology can also be seen because they can used not only in Smartphone’s but in various fields to help us.
Technology is created to make our life easier but due to the development of various electronics devices like Smartphone, home appliances, PCs and IoT devices now it had became more complicated since people started getting confused how to use it. Peoples are not able to interfere these types of devices. So user interface designers have to make trade off decisions to cram many functions into a small screen or bury them deeper in layers of menu trees. Ultimately users are at the mercy of the designers with an increasingly steep curve that makes learning a new device difficult. This is the fundamental limitation of the current human-to-machine interface.
Since Samsung makes millions of devices, this problem impacts the core of their business.
Samsung has a conceptually new philosophy to the problem: instead of humans learning how the machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the abilities of designers), it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us. The main motive of Samsung developing Bixby was clear that the interface must be natural and intuitive enough to flatten the learning curve regardless of the number of functions being added. With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface designs. And Bixby is the ongoing result of this effort.
Bixby will be a new intelligent interface of their devices. Fundamentally different from other voice agents or assistants in the market,
Bixby is a new way to interact with your devices which makes your device helpful – assisting in completing tasks, telling you what you’re looking at, learning your routine and remembering what you need to do. Just push the Bixby button.
Bixby offers a deeper experience thanks to proficiency in these three properties:
1. Adeptness fully
Adeptness is way in which when an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support almost every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (ie. touch commands). The completeness property of Bixby will simplify user education on the capability of the agent, making the behaviours of the agent much more predictable. Most existing agents currently support only a few selected tasks for an application and therefore confuse users about what works or what doesn’t work by voice command.
Bixby knows your phone’s apps and how to use them. Plus, you can talk, tap or type, because Bixby understands it all. With Bixby, getting things done has never been easier. You need to do only simple steps
* (1) Samsung Account log-in and data network connection (Wi-Fi or data network) are required to use this service
And one of the main features of Bixby is that its User interface design can be updated by keeping the view of users who are operating it.
2. Context Awareness
Bixby sees and monitors all the things that are done by users. Bixby lives inside your Camera, Gallery and Internet to give you a deeper understanding of what you’re looking at.
Just tap the Vision icon in your viewfinder and Bixby will serve up contextual icons: translation, QR code detection, landmark recognition or shopping.
When Bixby is called upon at any time, it will understand the current context and state of application which will allow user to carry out current work in progress. Bixby will allow users to weave various modes of interactions including touch or voice at any context of the application, whichever they feel is most comfortable and intuitive.
3. Cognitive Tolerance
Most agents require users to state the exact commands in a set of fixed forms. Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the commanded task to the best of its knowledge, and then will prompt users to provide more information and take the execution of the task in piecemeal. This makes the interface much more natural and easier to use. Due to the number of supported voice commands gets larger, most users are cognitively challenged to remember the exact form of the voice commands.
So by keeping in view to this Bixby recommends and quickly access your favourite apps and content in a tap or swipe. Bixby learns your routine, so you’ll always have the right content ready when you need it.
Bixby pulls the most important information from different apps, so you can accomplish more from a single screen.
We know forgetting is a natural process of human beings, they easily forgets their most important thing while doing other things. But to remind you for your work Bixby has a special way to do, with the help of Bixby you get reminded when and where you need to. Bixby is built into your favourite apps, so setting up reminders based on time and location is easy.
Reminders can include specific content like a video you want to watch when you get home.
Adopting new ways to interact with your devices will require a change in user behaviour which increases friction to adapt new things. Bixby will help remove friction. It will simplify user education with new voice interfaces and will make using your phone even more seamless and intuitive.
Removing friction will be the dedicated Bixby button that will be located on the side of our next device. Confusion around activating a voice interface is a barrier we have removed to make it feel easier and more comfortable to give commands. You will be able to do all steps with one push of the Bixby button and a simple command.
Due to the advancements in artificial intelligence. Samsung have a bold vision of revolutionizing the human-to-machine interface, and keeping view to their vision Bixby will be their first step on a journey to completely open up new ways of interacting with your phone. At the launch of the Galaxy S8, a subset of preinstalled applications will be Bixby-enabled. This set will continue to expand over time.
Starting with our Smartphone’s, Bixby will be gradually applied to all our appliances. In the future you would be able to control your air conditioner or TV through Bixby. Since Bixby will be implemented in the cloud, as long as a device has an internet connection and simple circuitry to receive voice inputs, it will be able to connect with Bixby. As the Bixby ecosystem grows, we believe Bixby will evolve from a Smartphone interface to an interface for your life.
Bixby is at the heart of software and services evolution as a company. Innovating in software and services enables opportunities for creativity and the ability to build new experiences from the ground up. With the continued investment from Samsung on artificial intelligence, the possibility of what Bixby can become is endless.
And thus Bixby will start serving you a better world where you will feel less effort to do new things and adapt new things.
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