Ikanos Consulting Embeds Ask Ziggy in Golden-i GI-OS Software

Ikanos Consulting has announced that its Gi-OS mobile operating system for the Golden-i wearable headset computer now includes the Ask Ziggy speech-driven virtual assistant.

Using voice recognition to translate speech to text, Ask Ziggy provides a hands-free way for Golden-i users to generate SMS messages, create and answer emails, and search the Internet. Ask Ziggy uses natural language and artificial intelligence processing to understand and respond to user spoken commands, search terms, and topics in an intelligent manner. Ask Ziggy is exclusively available on Golden-i for all wearable computing headset applications.

Ask Ziggy's software development kit (SDK) enables developers to easily create applications for Golden-i that use Ask Ziggy's natural speech processing without having to deal with the underlying technology. Gi-OS provides a sophisticated mobile operating system with a comprehensive set of built-in speech and gesture-enhanced applications. which allows developers to include voice and gesture control in their applications and to take full advantage of Golden-i's features, and includes a SDK and Win32 emulation to help development.

With Ask Ziggy, said James Woodall, CEO at Ikanos Consulting, in a statement, "we've effectively reached the point where you can have a conversation with the headset and it will respond appropriately."

Golden-i is a six-ounce, wireless computing and communications headset designed as a wearable replacement for conventional notebook PCs, tablets and industrial hand-held devices, where workers need to keep their hands free to do their work. Golden-i provides enhanced Bluetooth, as well as Wi-Fi, and is designed to leverage cellular 3G and 4G LTE services anywhere. It provides a near-eye, virtual 15-inch PC display and near-ear speaker, as well as natural voice recognition.

Gi-OS features key system-wide commands which allow the user to easily navigate through a wide range of intuitive applications, including an HTML5 web browser, document viewer, email center, and cell phone dialer. The camera application also enables users to send and receive live streaming video on-demand, recording streaming video, or take high resolution 14 mega pixel still images. Video chat allows users to communicate in real time via video, images, documents, and audio.

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