“Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone, as the South Korean firm seeks recovery from its global smartphone recalls,” Youkyung Lee reports for The Associated Press.

“The Galaxy S8 will let users order food or perform other tasks without going through a third-party application but by simply asking the phone’s virtual assistant, Samsung said in a statement,” Lee reports. “The artificial intelligence service will also be made available in Samsung’s other consumer electronics products, such as refrigerators.”

MacDailyNews Take: Washing machines, too?

“The company declined to disclose what specific tasks the S8 phone will perform through its artificial intelligence feature,” Lee reports. “The South Korean company joined the race to create the digital assistant service when it acquired in October Viv Labs Inc., a Silicon Valley startup launched by the same entrepreneurs who sold Siri to Apple. Past and current Samsung phones offer a voice assistant service called ‘S Voice’ developed internally, but the feature did not gain much traction.”

MacDailyNews Take: Hey Viv, where’s the fire extinguisher?!

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MacDailyNews Take: Beleaguered Samsung’s knockoff parade continues unabated even as their floats randomly explode.

Before you waste your money on anything with a Samsung nameplate, consider this: Samsung has no clue why their phones explode, yet they shipped replacements anyway, assuring their customers they were safe.

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