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It seems Siri has met her match with Sherpa, the Android equivalent, now available in beta for the Australian market.

Already the number one virtual personal assistant for the Spanish speaking world, Sherpa today became a free beta download for English speakers, allowing Android users to searching for info, complete transactions, manage schedules and operate the device itself.

Sherpa arrives to the Australian market with what the company describes as a "broader knowledge base" and "more proactive and predictive capabilities" than current market offerings and includes transactional capabilities that are unique in the virtual personal assistant category.

Sherpa’s combined capabilities give users the impression that there is a team of personal assistants, or “Sherpas,” at the ready to help them accomplish tasks and save time.

“Sherpa has been designed to be the interface to our digital lives,” commented Xabier Uribe-Etxebarria, founder and CEO of Sherpa.

“The perfect personal assistant has vast knowledge, can predict your needs and learns about you over time, almost as if by magic. With Sherpa, we are building a platform that delivers unlimited possibilities to make people’s lives easier.

"Sherpa’s capabilities will only continue to expand; we have developed less than 0.01 percent of our vision and what our amazing technology is capable of.”

After playing with the app for about 20 minutes this morning I can confirm its similarity to Siri, and it works pretty well for a program still in beta.

I said "take me to McDonalds" and Sherpa indeed loaded up Google Maps to navigate to the closest Big Mac-haven.

It had more difficulty with complex questions like 'who won last year's AFL premiership" (I would have enjoyed hearing the answer to that), although it had a pretty solid answer for 'are you human?'

Go see for yourself. It's free.

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David Swan

David Swan is a tech journalist from Melbourne and is iTWire's Associate Editor. Having started off as a games reviewer at the age of 14, he now has a degree in Journalism from RMIT (with Honours) and owns basically every gadget under the sun. He also writes for Junkee and Fasterlouder. You can email him at david.swan@itwire.com or follow him at twitter.com/mrdavidswan

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