Clova South Korean tech company Naver – operator of the country’s leading search engine – is launching a children’s lamp that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to translate text into speech. Clova is an intelligent personal assistant for Android and iOS operating systems developed by Naver Corporation and Line Corporation (a subsidiary of Naver). Clova, short for 'cloud virtual assistant', was officially introduced in 1 March 2017. It was first launched in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as intelligent personal assistant app. In August 2017, it was announced that the.
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Clova is located in Wommelgem, ANTWERP, Belgium and is part of the Consumer Services Industry. Clova has 150 employees at this location and generates $13.13 million in sales (USD). D&B Hoovers provides sales leads and sales intelligence data on over 120 million companies like Clova around the world, including contacts, financials,. Basic model that can recognize Korean and English. It extracts text accurately even in images with severe distortion or complexity, and has excellent handwriting recognition. Connect your CLOVA to hundreds of other services. CLOVA is a cloud virtual assistant developed by LINE. CLOVA recognizes user's speech or images, analyzes them, and provides information or services that users have requested.
There’s a LINE feature for nearly everything now. Music, messaging and free phone calls, takeaway food, gaming, contactless payments, taxis, and remote working. Shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re glued to our phones all the time.
And we can access this stuff without touching the screen, thanks to LINE Clova speakers.
Clova smart speakers act like virtual assistants – Clova being LINE’s version of Alexa. It can tell you the weather, read you a bedtime story, set an alarm, and put some tunes on. Say the (right) words, and it’ll send a message or call someone.
When we wrote this, Clova could translate into languages like English, Chinese, and Korean. English as a default setting’s a little way off. But most of the info out there’s in Japanese, so let’s introduce you properly.
The WAVE’s the debut Clova model. It looks cool, and feels clever. Weirdly, it’s not marketed at busy young office workers with no life or friends, but at families. This video clip shows WAVE supporting everyday housewife (or househusband) activities, like cooking and hosting guests.
We see why it’s got that family focus. Talking to Clova’s so simple, even a kid can manage it. Smart assistants also learn and recognise who’s speaking. With custom user settings, it’ll call you by name.
And if you want, it’ll get fully integrated with your home. The WAVE can link up to compatible home systems, like smart lighting or the TV. It acts like a voice-activated remote control for the light and volume levels.
There’s just 1 other weird thing about Clova WAVE – it can’t make free calls via LINE. The only Clova model without that option so far. Boo.
Lovable LINE characters Brown and Sally, transformed into Clova wireless speakers. They’re the first to be given visible personalities, on top of their programmed ones. Most smart speakers don’t even have a face.
Remember, though, they won’t answer to their names. There are 2 ways to start the conversation – say ‘Clova’, or poke the speaker in the face. We’re not kidding, check the video.
Be careful when poking. Even with the built-in battery, both Clova Friends weigh under 400g… and are kinda easy to push over. They’re super portable, so moving and carrying them around’s no problem.
These 2 can make calls, send messages, and do (almost) everything else the WAVE does. Only exception’s not being able to control your lights and TV. But they’re smarter than WAVE, in a couple ways. LINE’s managed to lower the response time (between you saying ‘Clova’ and the speaker replying) by a whole second.
Friends should be well cared for. LINE thinks so – why else would Clova Friends-sized hoodies exist?
Seems like those are only on the official LINE Clova website. (Contact us any time if you want help with that.)
Clova Friends mini
They’re smaller, cuter, and cost less. Like LINE emojis. Honey, someone shrunk Sally and Brown!
Clova Friends mini models are palm-sized, and designed to sit in children’s bedrooms. A 7-watt amp inside keeps the sound crisp. If you played music non-stop, the Friends mini speaker’s battery would last 4-5 hours. That’s gotta be enough time to get a kid to sleep, right?
They’re smaller and lighter, but the minis boast all the features their tall Friends do. Ask and they’ll search Wikipedia, tell you the latest breaking news, and read your horoscope.
The mini lineup’s also got another friend for you to meet: Doraemon!
The detail in Doraemon’s character design sets it apart from the other Clova minis. It also had a limited-edition pirate costume cover. Let’s hope even more characters get turned into mini friends.
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Japan gets a lot of cool stuff first. LINE announced the Clova smart speaker range before Google and Amazon joined the local market. With proxy shopping, there’s no reason to miss out based on living in another country. But, uh, we think it’s best to brush up on your Japanese before ordering a Clova.
(Passed JLPT N1 already? Go right ahead!)
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Clova is a village in Glen Clova, Angus, Scotland. It lies on the River South Esk, some 12 miles north of Kirriemuir.
During the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Lord David Ogilvy (1725-1803) raised a regiment from local tenants; it retreated in good order from Culloden on 16 April and was disbanded at Clova on 21st.
- ^Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 44 Ballater & Glen Clova (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2010. ISBN9780319229965.
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- ^Seton (editor), Sir Bruce (1923). 'The Orderly Book of Lord Ogilvy's Regiment IN THE ARMY OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART 10 October, 1745, to 21 April, 1746'. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research. 2: ii–iii. JSTOR44221219.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)