Nokia is Working on its Own AI-powered Assistant Named ‘Viki’by Sidharth Shekhar January 9, 2017 0 comments
Nokia is back with its new smartphone Nokia 6 and apart from that the Finnish firm is reportedly working on its own AI-powered assistant named ‘Viki’ which the company is expected to integrate with its future launches.
Spotted first by GSMinfo, Nokia has recently applied for a trademark in EU with the name ‘Viki’. The trademark application reads – “software for the creation and monitoring of mobile and web assistants working with digital knowledge and combining all data sources into a single chat and voice-based interface.”
With an AI-powered personal assistant, Nokia will compete against Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana. Samsung is also working on its own AI-based voice assistant named Bixby which the company is planning to release with the Galaxy S8. According to a report by Sammobile, the AI assistant will be much more advanced than its current S Voice virtual assistant.
Meanwhile, HMD Global launched the much awaited Nokia 6 yesterday. The device comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex A53) processor, along with Adreno 505 GPU. It is powered by 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD. It also houses a fingerprint scanner, which is embedded in its home button.
For now, Nokia 6 is a China-exclusive smartphone that will only be available through JD.com at 1699 CNY (roughly Rs. 16,750).
The company has no plans to launch the Nokia 6 in other markets though it confirmed that the “Nokia 6 marks the first step for the Nokia brand into Android smartphones with more to come in H1 2017.”