Samsung to enter AI assistant race, agrees to acquire ‘Viv’ made by Siri founders

Viv is a new personal assistant based on Dynamic Program Generation. The same has been developed by the team behind Apple's Siri.

By Adamya Sharma | Published 06 Oct 2016 11:08 IST
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  • Viv is a new personal assistant based on Dynamic Program Generation. The same has been developed by the team behind Apple's Siri.

Samsung to enter AI assistant race, agrees to acquire ‘Viv’ made by Siri founders
Samsung to enter AI assistant race, agrees to acquire ‘Viv’ made by Siri founders

Samsung is all set to enter the AI assistant race and instead of developing their own personal assistant for Galaxy phones, the South-Korean company is simply buying one of the most promising personal assistant’s out there. Created by the the team behind Apple’s Siri, Viv is a smart digital assistant based on Dynamic Program Generation (DPG). This means that Viv can write complicated programs on the go.

The real difference between current personal assistants and Viv is its ability to use DPG to scale the user's query as compared to hard coded programs fed into existing assistants like Siri. Back in May, Siri Co-founder, Dag Kittlaus showcased the impressive new AI assistant at Techcrunch Disrupt in New York. The powerful digital helper will be direct competition for the likes of Google Assistant, Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. With this acquisition, Samsung will finally have a competing digital assistant for its numerous products ranging from Galaxy phones, Smart TVs, Smart refrigerators, and more.

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