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Samsung paid $214M for Viv, AI platform with Chicago ties : Galaxy S8 assistant reportedly will be powered by it

Mar 05, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Samsung paid $214 million for Viv, the artificial intelligence platform with Chicago ties, in October, according to financial documents.

The deal closed Oct. 7, but the purchase price has only recently become public through Samsung filings. VentureBeat first reported the news.

Samsung is set to introduce the Galaxy S8 later this month, and the new device will reportedly feature an assistant called "Bixby" powered by Viv technology.

Viv, based in San Jose, Calif., raised about $...