[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics said on Jan. 24 that it proposes to collaborate, as well as compete, with its longtime partner and rival Google to expand the artificial intelligence ecosystem.
Speaking in a conference call in the morning, Lee Kyeong-tae of the firm’s mobile division, said that “Samsung and Google will have to continue to maintain their strategic partnership to nurture the AI and the market for the emerging technology.”
As part of Samsung’s plan to increase its presence in the AI sector, the Korean company said it would have its own AI featured not only in its smartphones, but also in TVs and tablet PCs while offering its solutions to outside companies and third-party firms.
Competition with Google in the AI segment, which is inevitable as both the internet giant and the Korean tech firm have been developing their own AI solutions for smartphones, will take the technology to the next level, according to Samsung.
The Korean tech giant plans to install its AI solution, dubbed Bixby, in its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which will run on Google’s Android operating system.
There are market rumors that Samsung had an issue with Google regarding the planned installation of its AI solutions in the Android-powered smartphone. The US internet giant often limits the installation of software solutions and apps of smartphone makers.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)