Sherpa Developing Digital Assistant for Wearable Computers Such as Google Glass

  • Sherpa is developing the first-voice controlled digital assistant alternative for manufacturers of Android-based smart glasses, such as Google Glass.
  • Sherpa CEO and founder Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria made the announcement at the Sherpa Summit held in Bilbao, Spain, a global event featuring keynote speakers Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla; Michael Dell, CEO at Dell; and John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, among others.
  • In June, Sherpa will release an upgrade to the digital assistant application that incorporates proactive alerts. It will be available for free from Google Play at the following link.

Sherpa Developing Digital Assistant for Wearable Computers Such as Google Glass (Photo: Business Wire)

BILBAO, Spain--()--Sherpa announced today at the Sherpa Summit that it is developing a voice-controlled digital assistant for Android-based smart glasses. Based on the company´s acclaimed digital assistant for smartphones, Sherpa for smart glasses will be the only alternative for OEMs of Android-based wearable devices, and will deliver an exceptional user experience that enables users to interact with the glasses using voice commands.

“Sherpa is committed to delivering rich and natural interfaces for our digital lives, and we are confident that we can make the user experience with Google Glass and other wearable computing devices much better than it is today,” said Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, CEO and founder of Sherpa.

Launched in the US in April, Sherpa creates a new interface for users digital life and can perform tasks including searching for information, completing transactions, managing schedules and operating the device itself, using voice control. It is proactive, transactional, interactive and multilingual. Since its launch, Sherpa has been downloaded more than 600,000 times and is consistently given the highest rating by its users.

The first edition of the Sherpa Summit held in Bilbao, Spain, is a global event that brings together key influencers from Internet and User Experience technology sectors to discuss the latest innovations in digital information interaction design. Participants include Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman, Mozilla; Michael Dell, CEO, Dell; John Sculley, former CEO Apple; John Lunn, Director of Global Innovation, PayPal; and Alex Ceballos, Director of Global Development, Amazon, among others. Master of Ceremony, Chris Shipley, is considered one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley.


In June Sherpa users can download an updated version of Sherpa that includes new proactive alerts. The new version is more intelligent and proactive, learning from user habits in order to provide more relevant and timely alerts, from birthday reminders to sports scores.

Download Sherpa via Google Play.

About Sherpa

Sherpa is the most advanced multilingual voice-enabled personal assistant designed for smartphones, cars and digital devices. 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 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 founded Anboto Group, named Startup of the Year by Guidewire Group’s 2010 Innovate!100, a list of high-potential, fast-moving startups worldwide. Sherpa is hosting the upcoming Sherpa Summit on May 23 in Bilbao, Spain.

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