Samsung Bixby: 7 things to know about the personal assistant - CNET. While I love, and use, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, both competent voice assistants, I haven't given Samsung's Bixby much of a try. However, after watching the improvements in the Bixby interface this morning, I am trying it out. My Note 8 has a dedicated button on the left side to call on Bixby; or, I can talk by voice command, with a wake up "Hi Bixby". I like that it is designed to work with my Note 8 Smartphone, and my Galaxy S3 Smartwatch. All in the Samsung family. Compute on.