|[October 24, 2013]
Sherpa Launches Proactive Capabilities That Anticipate Users' Needs
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the world's first truly universal voice-controlled virtual assistant
designed for mobile platforms and digital devices, continues to evolve
and expand functionalities to ease the lives of its users. The popular
virtual personal assistant today released an advanced proactive module
that, unlike competitors in the space, is not only based on information
the user provides the application; it learns from the user's tastes,
habits and needs in order to provide push notifications.
The new version of Sherpa includes additional functions such as weather notifications, which can remind users to take an umbrella before leaving the house if there is a high chance of rain. (Photo: Business Wire)
As the number one multilingual voice-enabled personal assistant, Sherpa
now provides results, classification, schedules and notifications for
the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB (News - Alert)), the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football and Basketball,
the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Formula 1 racing. For
those with a flair for international sports, soccer teams in Spain
(First and Second Division), the United Kingdom (Prmier League and
First Division), Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile and Argentina are
now supported, along with Spanish First and Second Division teams, teams
in the United Kingdom and Europa League and Champions League teams in
Spain and the United Kingdom.
"A virtual personal assistant must learn from our tastes and preferences
as users and anticipate our needs, providing us with information-whether
we realize we need it or not," commented Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria,
Founder and CEO of Sherpa. "With Sherpa beta 3.0 we take a technology
leap and will continue to innovate to deliver new features in future
The new version of Sherpa includes additional functions such as weather
notifications, which can remind users to take an umbrella before leaving
the house if there is a high chance of rain. With Facebook (News - Alert) integration,
users will be sent reminders of friends' birthdays, direct messages,
missed calls, and more. All these functions can be turned on and off as
needed to fit the desires and requirements of an individual user.
Sherpa is delivering extra features with this new release, such as
improved response time, a new user interface, and navigation features to
improve the user experience. Sherpa will also change its user interface
throughout the year, surprising users with new and different appearances
(called "Sherpas") depending on the season. With Halloween around the
corner, be prepared for ghoulish Sherpas coming your way!
is the most advanced multilingual voice-enabled personal assistant
designed for smartphones. With headquarters in Bilbao, Spain and Redwood
City, California, the application uses advanced Natural Language
Processing (NLP) and semantics to create a natural dialogue between
humans and digital devices.
Sherpa is the number one voice-enabled personal assistant for Android (News - Alert) in
the Spanish-speaking world and is now available in beta to U.S.
consumers in both English and Spanish. Sherpa was developed based on
research done by Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, who also founded Anboto Group.
For more information about Sherpa, go to: http://www.sher.pa.
To download Sherpa click here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sherpa.asistentesherpa
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