Samsung has begun detailing its own generative AI model, Samsung Gauss, which can run locally on devices. Korea Times reports that Gauss will be integrated into the upcoming Galaxy S24 phone, due in early 2024. Samsung showed off Gauss during its own AI forum this week, revealing how the AI model can generate and edit images, compose emails, summarize documents and even operate as a coding assistant.
Parts of Samsung’s Gauss model can run locally on the device, and Samsung executives teased last month that the company will begin adding generative AI to the “core features” of mobile devices starting in 2024. That comment followed reports of an AI approach for Samsung’s Galaxy S24, which is expected to be announced in early 2024.
Samsung says its Gauss model is “named after Carl Friedrich Gauss, the legendary mathematician who established the theory of the normal distribution, the backbone of machine learning and artificial intelligence.” Developed by Samsung Research, the model includes Samsung Gauss Language, Samsung Gauss Code and Samsung Gauss Image.
“Samsung Gauss Language, a generative language model, improves work efficiency by facilitating tasks such as composing emails, summarizing documents, and translating content,” Samsung said in a press release announcing Gauss. “It can also improve the consumer experience by enabling smarter control of devices when integrated into products.”
This integration into products could be a key selling point for the Galaxy S24, especially if Gauss is able to run some limited generative language and image models locally on the phone, rather than relying on large language-driven models. through the cloud like OpenAI.
Samsung is already bringing Generative AI to your Bixby virtual assistant for home appliances, but it will not be as powerful as ChatGPT. “When we think about generative AI, we often think about ChatGPT, but we don’t aim for such heavy duty,” Miyoung Yoo, vice president of Samsung Electronics’ home appliance division, said in September. “Even if the user hasn’t used an established command, Bixby will understand the context of the conversation and allow for more natural communication.”
Samsung Gauss is currently used internally for “employee productivity,” according to Samsung. It will be “expanded to a variety of Samsung product applications to provide a new user experience in the near future.”