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All of Samsung Galaxy S24’s new AI features explained

Just when we thought Samsung was sticking too closely to the same old routine with its yearly smartphone updates, it decided to add a good dose of artificial intelligence to its upcoming Galaxy S24 phones to shake things up a bit.

AI in Samsung’s top-tier smartphones isn’t a novelty. The company has been harnessing AI for its camera tricks for some time, such as Nightography and image enhancer tools. But this time, Samsung is fully embracing generative AI, introducing live translation, fresh Google search tools, and even beefed-up photo and video editing capabilities. There’s a big catch, though – Samsung mentions that these AI features will only be complimentary until the close of 2025.

If you’re pumped to find out the cool stuff generative AI can pull off on a phone, here’s the lowdown on all the fancy new features heading to the Galaxy S24 series.

Live Translate

With Samsung’s Live Translate feature, you can actually have a phone chat with someone speaking a different language and receive two-way, instant voice or text translations. They’ve even thrown in an Interpreter tool that translates live conversations, showing both sides on a split-screen view so everyone can follow along on the same device.

Heading overseas won’t be as intimidating with a Galaxy S24 in hand—it’s almost like having our own version of the Babel fish from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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Instant Slo-mo

Samsung isn’t just limiting generative AI to photo editing. The Galaxy S24 takes it a step further by allowing you to slow down the action in any video, regardless of whether it was originally filmed in slow-motion or captured on a Galaxy device.

With Instant Slow-Mo, the AI analyzes the movements in the video and inserts additional frames to transform everything into slow-motion, even after you’ve already recorded the video.

Transcript and Note Assist

Thanks to Samsung’s Transcript Assist, the AI teams up with the speech-to-text feature to automatically transcribe your recordings, distinguishing between different speakers. Once done, you can then summarize or translate the transcripts.

Likewise, Note Assist taps into AI to give you the main points of your notes. Plus, it’s a time-saver as the AI can whip up templates, formats, and covers for you.

Generative Edit

If you’ve played around with Adobe’s Generative Fill before, you’ll notice a bunch of similarities with Samsung’s Generative Edit tool. Thanks to AI, you can stretch out your image background, fix crooked borders, or rearrange objects just the way you want.

It even covers up the spot where you shifted your object, making it less noticeable. When you go for Generative Edit, Samsung throws on a watermark and includes a note in the metadata, but there are some tricks to get around it.

Circle to Search

You’re just a swift circle away from identifying anything that pops up on your Galaxy S24 screen. Samsung joined forces with Google to bring the Circle to Search feature, and it’ll also be on Google’s Pixel smartphones.

If something you’re watching or browsing catches your eye, just draw a circle, scribble over it, highlight, or tap on it, and you’ll get immediate search results from Google.

Chat Assist

If you’re struggling to come up with a clever caption for your Instagram post, no worries—just turn to Samsung’s Chat Assist feature. It employs AI to nail the right tone for whatever you’re writing, whether it’s a casual and playful vibe for social media or a more polished tone for something like a work-related email.

The Chat Assist feature goes the extra mile with Android Auto. Now, it can automatically condense messages you receive while you’re driving and propose fitting responses, such as sharing your ETA.

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Race to create AI-based phones

The competition to craft an flagship in the realm of artificial intelligence is heating up. Recently, a tech startup called Rabbit joined the fray by unveiling a small, orange, walkie-talkie-like device. According to the company, this gadget can utilize “AI agents” to carry out tasks for the user. The Rabbit r1, the newest player in the expanding world of hardware, belongs to the portable AI-first devices category. These gadgets interact with users using natural language, doing away with screens and app-based operating systems.

Priced at $199, the r1 competes as a more budget-friendly alternative to the Humane Ai Pin, a $699 wearable device introduced in November with similar features. It also takes on the $299 Meta and Rayban smart-glasses, equipped with an AI-powered assistant. Notable tech investors are optimistic that recent advancements in AI, like large language models (LLMs), will bring about exciting possibilities for personalized computing.

Sam Altman, the head honcho at OpenAI, put his money into Humane. Rumor has it that Altman and Masayoshi Son from Softbank are in talks about teaming up with Jony Ive, the brain behind the iPhone’s design, to develop a unique AI hardware product.

Vishal Kawadkar
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With over 8 years of experience in tech journalism, Vishal is someone with an innate passion for exploring and delivering fresh takes. Embracing curiosity and innovation, he strives to provide an informed and unique outlook on the ever-evolving world of technology.