Come vi avevamo annunciato un paio di mesi fa, è finalmente disponibile per Android un nuovo assistente vocale, Indigo, che ha la particolarità di monitorare le nostre richieste anche attraverso dispositivi diversi, sia col robottino che con Windows Phone (no iOS); ad esempio potremo cercare un locale su un tablet Android, e chiedere poi ad uno smartphone Windows Phone di “portarci là”, senza dover ripetere di nuovo la ricerca. L’app è disponibile gratuitamente nel Play Store, ma per ora solo in lingua inglese, anche se la tecnologia di interazione col linguaggio naturale di Artificial Solutions è disponibile in 21 lingue, quindi speriamo che il pieno supporto all’italiano sia solo questione di tempo.
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Artificial Solutions announces the general availability of the ubiquitous personal assistant
Stockholm, 24th April 2013 – Artificial Solutions (www.artificial-solutions.com ), the natural language interaction (NLI) specialist that enables users to have a meaningful, humanlike interaction with technology, announced today the general availability of the beta version of Indigo, the world’s first intelligent personal assistant app to persist conversations across platforms and devices.
- · Highly intelligent personal assistant app with a broad range of features
- · Sophisticated memory that knows the user and the conversation they were having, even when the user switches between eco-systems
- · Able to remember an individual’s preferences to offer truly personal approach
- · Launching on Android, Windows Phone 8 and browsers
- · Powered by Artificial Solutions’ award winning, patented natural language interaction technology that enables a more humanlike conversation
Previewed at Mobile World Congress, Indigo (www.hello-indigo.com) can do everything expected of a personal assistant app, but unlike her competitors she can remember preferences and the context of conversations as users switch between their devices. This allows users to take Indigo with them as they move between devices and users can even continue a conversation across devices making Indigo truly personal to the individual, not tied to the device.
For example ask her to recommend a restaurant on an Android tablet and then say “take me there” to a WP8 mobile and Indigo will understand that the user is asking for directions to the restaurant. http://youtu.be/xF7zRLBaTM0
Indigo also features many of the intelligent capabilities already available in Artificial Solutions’ enterprise virtual assistants such as memory, contextual understanding and the ability to handle conversation interruptions. If a user is setting a meeting but then asks a question about the weather, Indigo will answer the new query and then gently bring the conversation back to finalizing the meeting – just like an efficient human assistant. She is also highly intuitive. If Indigo thinks an important element of an instruction is missing, for example the title of a meeting, she’ll prompt for more information.
Indigo can remember an individual’s preferences to offer a highly personal approach. Alongside a number of customizable features including changing the theme, users can set Indigo to remember favorites such as a share price for a particular company. In addition, users can easily view notes, reminders, alarms, etc. previously set by scrolling left to right, as well as previous conversations by scrolling up and down.
“Indigo is the world’s first truly personal assistant. Unlike anything else on the market, Indigo is capable of running across multiple platforms, remembering details and is highly intelligent, allowing Indigo to deliver a really humanlike experience. She’ll even tell you a joke,” says Lawrence Flynn, CEO of Artificial Solutions. “Indigo’s unique ability to follow users as they switch between devices whether it’s within a mobile app or on a desktop browser makes her very versatile for all kinds of applications.”
Indigo is now available for devices running Windows Phone 8, and an Android Phone or Tablet operating V.4 and above (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean). For more information about the beta version of Indigo visit www.hello-indigo.com or download from Google Play Store http://ow.ly/kn2V0 or Windows Phone Store http://ow.ly/kn2TU
For a demonstration of Indigo’s capabilities visit http://youtu.be/aOVG2Bbw-Lo