As we’re starting to see more companies turn to the use of AI and including AI-like features and functionality into products, it’s not surprising to hear that Samsung wants to head down that path as well. This was revealed by the company in a report from The Wall Street Journal (via CNET) where the company’s plans have been confirmed.
Speaking to the publication, Samsung Consumer Electronics CEO Kim Hyun-suk said that he expects that AI features to be integrated into all of Samsung’s products by 2020. The CEO also revealed that they are building up a huge team of AI engineers which also includes reassignments for some staff members.
What’s interesting is that Kim seems to think that if AI were to be built into all of its products, or at least more products, then the need for smart speakers might be less important. As it stands smart speakers are one of the main ways in which users interact with AI to control other smart objects around our home.
We know that Samsung is making an effort with its Bixby platform, which unfortunately is rarely mentioned in the same sentence as Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri. That being said, Samsung is planning for Bixby 2.0 which will debut in the Galaxy Note 9, so perhaps we’ll see some major improvements made then.