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Samsung's S8 assistant still isn't readyBixby Voice has some big-data learning hurdles, so Samsung is delaying its English-speaking launch again.
The English speaking version of Samsung's virtual assistant, Bixby, has been delayed again. The good news is, is that if you do have a Galaxy S8 you're not entirely out of luck. The excellent Goggle assistant is already available on your device Bixby Voice was announced as a feature on Samsung's Galaxy S8, but so far, it's incomplete in English speaking countries. Vision, home, and reminder are all available but key features like voice control are only available in Korean. This is an important launch for Samsung, which is already a little behind 8 Ball when it comes to virtual assistance. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Goole already have assistance available. And so Samsung is gonna have to step up its AI game. It appears the English version of Bixby doesn't have enough data to teach it to function properly, which is a major disadvantage to its competitors, who all have massive amounts of user information and install bases to learn from. Samsung hopes Bixby will start on phones like the Galaxy S8 and then make the leap to its smart appliances and televisions. Something a little bit different than the competition. This could end up being sort of a chicken egg situation for Samsung where people don't quite wanna buy in to the S8 or the Bixby family of devices until they have a phone that has it natively. And then Samsung may not be able to actually make Bixby very good if it doesn't have that user installed base So whatever ends up happening, Samsung better figure it out, and fast. For CNET.com, I'm Ashley Esqueda. Be good humans.