Sherpa has launched its mobile personal assistant for Android in the UK, according to Pocket-lint. Sherpa is also available in the U.S. The personal assistant leverages natural language processing to interpret what the user is saying and to return helpful results. As with other personal assistant apps, Sherpa is integrated with your phone so that you can dictate text messages or have incoming messages read to you. It’ll also set up reminders for you, answer your questions about last night’s big sporting event, or make status updates to Facebook.
A very interesting feature offered by Sherpa is its ability to let you make payments through PayPal. It’ll be interesting to watch as future generations of mobile personal assistants add transactional processing capabilities. I’m hoping for a virtual agent assistant that will deposit checks, as that’s one of my least favorite tasks. Having the assistant pay non-recurring bills when instructed to do so would be helpful too.
Sherpa can be downloaded for free on Google Play.