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    • Will a Viv-enabled Galaxy S8 help Samsung rehabilitate its brand?

      The Galaxy Note 7 debacle has been tough on Samsung, as the company continues to pay for its shortcuts and mistakes. The Korean giant faces billions in lost sales as well as lasting damage to its reputation. Will a shiny new virtual assistant in phones help the company rehabilitate itself? Samsung said yesterday it would be incorporating a new virtual assistant into the forthcoming Galaxy S8.

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  • Google Home’s arrival ushers in the era of the virtual assistant

    … one of them — or a Siri or Cortana-based voice assistant if they appear. Of course, Google has the advantage of its search index (over Amazon and Apple) and its lock on mobile search usage gives it another “network” advantage. Voice search took a lot longer than I expected to become mainstream and take off, but it is now taking off. I have good…

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  • Say hello to the newest intelligent agent, Ozlo

    … Comparative searches on Ozlo and Google Assistant. The society of intelligent agents now has a new member. His name is Ozlo, from the Palo Alto, California-based company of the same name. According to co-founder and CEO Charles Jolley, he’s the only independent intelligent agent left, now that Samsung has scooped up Viv. But the key…

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  • Buying Viv, Samsung makes its “me too” virtual assistant play

    … more and more prominently, not only in the mobile (search) experience but as a UI/UX across platforms and devices and especially in the smart home. (Viv can also be deployed behind chat/messaging.) Siri was sold before it was able to fully realize the founding vision, which was to disintermediate Google and layer an intelligent assistant on top…

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  • Search for Key Siri commands available on iOS devices

    … There is a new site aimed at documenting the “Hey Siri” commands available for use on iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads. This is similar to what we reported a month ago about the site that lets you search for Okay Google commands. The site is available at hey-siri.io and lists 489 commands, 1204 variations, 35 categories and 2 languages…

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  • Son of Siri: Viv aims to go way beyond today’s digital assistants

    … by third party providers via back-end API integration thereby cutting out the SERP. However that vision was only partly realized before Apple acquired Siri. And while Cupertino has certainly improved Siri’s functionality and usability, it hasn’t invested to enable Siri to achieve its full potential. Now Viv hopes to pick up where Siri left off…

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