Samsung is buying the makers Virtual Personal Assistant, Viv, by the team that originally created Siri. This will

Samsung is buying the makers Virtual Personal Assistant, Viv, by the team that originally created Siri. This will

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Samsung is buying the makers Virtual Personal Assistant, Viv, by the team that originally created Siri. This will

decrease the company’s dependency on Google and it’s new Assistant technology.

#VPA #Viv

http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13180286/samsung-viv-labs-acquisition-siri

12 comments

  1. Useless. Nobody uses Sammy Apps – everybody uses Google Apps! I would never trust Sammy with my data the way I trust Google!

  2. I am not at all pleased with my Samsung products.

  3. If samsung wants to be so independant from google they should just go back to drafting their own operating system. Their proprietary bullshit makes them the ‘unandroid’ phone with bullshit like ‘S’ Beam where all other devices have ‘A’ Beam. Peripherals that only work on Samsung devices, and their seemingly constant effort to deandroid android.

    To me their devices are unbuyable and I dont know why people still do.

  4. They just developed a pretty interesting ai program that can self program new code based on natural language processing. Poor Apple is not gonna advance here much at all then.

  5. sahaj vaidya​

  6. Would’ve preferred that Motorola or LG acquire them. I could careless for Samdung.

  7. Yeah but they could use assistant…

  8. PseudoSiri, why is my phone smoking?

    Because I hate you and want you to burn in hell, even if it means this unit needs to die too

  9. Yep, every piece of software I’ve used that’s been developed by Samsung is garbage. Question is – will the Viv team be free enough and resourced enough to change that? I sort of doubt it, in a giant hardware company like that.

  10. I think Samsung acquiring them is a set back for Viv, sure they’ll have more money in the bag but they’ll be locked in to Samsungs methodology of creating software that just isn’t that appealing or functional. This reminds me so much of when Microsoft acquired Nokia and burned them into the ground as a brand, same goes for when Microsoft thought they’d team up Cyanogen to combat Google. (lulz)

  11. How is it dependency on Google, when they always bundle their svoice, and gimp google search, as they have for years?

    Sadly for them, people still almost always choose to freeze svoice, opting for google, or don’t use any assistant at all.

    This will not change a thing.

  12. Good point, Mark Bruce. There’s got to be intense, ongoing pressure to reduce the dependencies on OS developer. Working back at Microsoft, I remember the similar tensions that Dell, Compaq and others had with Microsoft.

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