Samsung to develop multi-device AI platform

The new AI system will be accessible from a number of different devices and will facilitate seamless communication between them

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Samsung has announced plans to launch a multi-device platform powered by AI to allow easy communication between devices and provide users with what the company described as "a more personal and efficient experience" when interfacing with it.

By providing multiple points of interaction and a multitude of ways users interact with the system (i.e., vision, voice and touch), Samsung said it hoped the user experience would become more individual and its responses would grow in relevance over the years.

Commenting on the new platform, Larry Heck, head of AI centers at Samsung Research America, said: "One key element that will move AI to being more widely adopted is multi-device systems… a variety of AI-enabled devices that communicate seamlessly with each other.


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"Samsung is uniquely positioned to be a leader in this regard. It's not just how each device uses AI, it's how they use it together," Heck added.

Samsung announced its intent to focus on AI in August, with a planned investment of $20bn in emerging tech over the next three years. Last week, it revealed its first significant AI acquisition since it made the above announcement, a Barcelona-based data analysis firm called Zhilabs. The company has also opened seven new AI research facilities around the world this year, four of which are in North America.

The tech giant's new multi-device platform is being developed in its new Montreal-based AI center which is being led by Gregory Dudek, an expert in AI tech from McGill University.

"We are excited to open a new Samsung AI Centre in Montreal, which will conduct research in machine learning and robotics enabled multi-modal interactions," said Dudek.

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