If you thought the AI craze would die down with time as innovation slowed its pace, the Samsung Galaxy AI is here to tell you otherwise. The company has recently been promoting its forays into artificial intelligence with the Galaxy AI, the on-device AI titled Samsung Gauss, after renowned mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, whose theories built the foundation for the world of AI. The company hasn’t announced the full host of features the Galaxy AI is predicted to support, but it has been dropping blog posts and teasers to share some capabilities like an AI Live Translate Call feature.
The Samsung AI Forum 2023 hosted by Samsung Electronics has given us some insight into the Samsung Galaxy AI and the generative AI research that is being conducted at the company. With insight from voices like Dr. Hyung Won Chung, Open AI, and professors from renowned universities like Seoul National University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Keeping the future of AI as a whole aside though, let’s look at what the Galaxy AI phone has in store for us.
Samsung Galaxy AI: Introducing Samsung Gauss
With a Samsung Galaxy S24 launch scheduled for January 2024, the company has been selling the product as a Galaxy AI phone that will redefine what AI can do for mobile technology. According to the company, the new device will showcase both on-device AI as well as AI cloud technology to provide an uninterrupted AI experience. The Gauss model will reportedly consist of Samsung Gauss Language, Samsung Gauss Code, and Samsung Gauss Image, distinct but overlapping tools that will allow the model to modify the core functions of the Galaxy S24 and phones that come after it.
Breaking down what each component will add to the AI, the Samsung Galaxy AI update mentions that the generative language model will help with composing and translating content, while the coding assistant should help in-house software developers code more easily. Acknowledging what most users will be concerned about, the post also mentions the work by the AI Red Team to assess the Galaxy AI’s precautions about security and privacy.
AI Live Translate Call: You Can Expect to See Live Phone Call Translation
Exploring a unique use of the Samsung Galaxy AI, the Korean company announced an AI Live Translate Call feature that should allow live phone call translations instantly. According to the company, the Galaxy AI phone will showcase a personal translator integrated into the device’s native call feature. This service will provide audio and text live phone call translations as the two users speak—subtitles for daily conversations. With the Samsung Galaxy AI built into the device without reliance on cloud technology, you will be able to ensure that conversations remain private and do not leave your phone. A reassuring thought but is anything private anymore? Online or not.
“Mobile technology has an incredible power to enable connection, productivity, creativity, and more for people around the world, but until now, we haven’t seen mobile AI ignite that in truly meaningful ways. Galaxy AI is our most comprehensive intelligence offering to date, and it will change how we think about our phones forever.”
— Wonjoon Choi, EVP and Head of R&D, Mobile eXperience Business
Imaginative as it is, it will probably take a few tweaks to get the feature absolutely right as there are many aspects of a live conversation to consider when translating on the go. This likely covers only one aspect of what Samsung is planning to do with the Samsung Galaxy AI. “Samsung Gauss is currently used on employee productivity,” according to Samsung so it’s clear the company is actively working with the potential of generative AI. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S24 is already set to start next year with a hint of excitement.
AI Updates To Look Out For Before the Galaxy AI Phone Gets Here
While we wait for the Samsung Galaxy AI to make its debut, there’s enough to look forward to this year’s AI adventures, with the Humane AI Pin about to drop. A pin to replace your smartphone? It sounds completely outlandish if we’re being honest but it’s here and it’s happening so we might as well see what the experience has in store for us. The Verge brought an exclusive update about the $699 device that can be clipped to your clothes. According to the report, the device can project data onto surfaces and scan objects in your vicinity, working on a T-Mobile network that comes with the $24 monthly Humane subscription.
Yes, the device requires a constant investment but if you want to explore the future of smart wearables, this might be right up your alley. We’ll know more after the device launch but we’re willing to bet we’re going to be surprised by the Humane AI Pin.
Google is expanding its generative AI search experience, Apple is spending millions in upping its AI game, Musk’s Grok is redefining the Twitter/X chatbot experience, OpenAI’s GPT4 is going turbo with its most advanced offerings yet—AI is redefining what it means to work in tech. The AI Live Translate Call sounds like a very useful feature but considering the thriving market, the Samsung Galaxy AI will have to be a lot stronger to catch up to the AI market on its release.