And a competitor Samsung wishes to be. Say hello to Otto – Samsung’s robot assistant and potential future competitor to Amazon’s Echo.
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“Otto isn’t a real product just yet; it’s only a prototype at the moment. It’s being shown off at Samsung’s developer conference to demo its ARTIK Internet of Things platform.”
– Nicole Lee, Engadget
Oh, and apparently Otto can sing as well!
While Samsung’s Otto is merely a prototype, its potential will soon be cascading across the entire robotics industry. As A.I. continues to exponentially grow and increase in intelligence, the more interactive we become with our fellow robot companions. And they won’t simply stand on your desk, waiting for you to ask a question or give out orders. They’ll be sufficiently attentive to their surrounding environment, recognize yours and others’ facial and emotional patterns, and respond forthright at their own behest. It’ll be just like having a conversation with another fellow human, only they won’t be human at all. They’ll be something much more.