Samsung to unveil a new AI product named NEON at CES 2020

Samsung will be unveiling a new AI product named NEON at CES 2020. The mysterious product is being developed by STAR Labs (Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs), an independent unit of Samsung Electronics, that states “human-level AI with the ability to speak, recognize, and think” as one of its goals.The Korean tech giant has created dedicated social media handles and a website for NEON. Everything that is known about NEON so far comes from the teasers posted by these handles. Even they don’t reveal anything specific about the new AI product, but the constant use of “Have you ever met an ‘ARTIFICIAL’?” in all its messages suggest NEON is probably more than an overhyped software feature for smartphones.You will soon meet #NEON— NEON (@neondotlife) December 23, 2019
Given Mistry’s previous work and NEON’s teasers, the new product will probably have an element of sci-fi to it. Interestingly, well-known Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur also tweeted about Mistry bringing sci-fi level technology to the market through NEON. Perhaps, a talking robot? A holographic AI assistant? We don’t know. Our guess is as good as yours at this point in time.Currently, Bixby functions as Samsung’s AI-powered digital assistant across its product categories. It’s not clear how NEON will fit into this strategy. Considering the massive investment Samsung made in the last couple of years to improve and market Bixby, it’s unlikely that the company will replace it with a new assistant. It seems more plausible that NEON and Bixby will complement each other rather than compete.CES 2020 is scheduled from Jan 7 to Jan 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. SamMobile will be attending the conference to bring you all the latest news from the world of consumer tech. Do follow our CES 2020 coverage to know more about NEON and other announcements by Samsung.

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