Nokia's 'Viki' digital assistant to combat Google Now, Apple's Siri in near future

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 January 2017, 02:37 PM
Nokia - File Photo
Nokia - File Photo

Nokia may soon launch its own artificial intelligence assistant app called Viki in an effort to battle against smartphone giants like Samsung, LG and Apple.

Once considered to be the leading player of the mobile business, Nokia was left behind in the ever increasing competitive mobile race was later bought over by Microsoft only to be sold again. 

According to a trademark application unearthed by Dutch blog GSMinfo, Nokia’s Viki will be joining a crowded field: Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana, Alexa and Samsung’s rumoured AI assistant called Bixby.

The trademark is for “software for the creation and monitoring of mobile and web digital assistants working with knowledge and combining all data sources into a single chat and voice-based interface”, according to the paperwork.

Google and Amazon are already fighting an intense battle to capture more devices with its assistant and hence Nokia will have a hard time getting to more consumers as it has entered the fray late.

First Published: Monday, January 09, 2017 01:23 PM
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