For Immediate Release
Computer Related Article
By Will Claney
Have You Met Cortana Yet?
Android users will soon be part of Microsoft’s grand plan to unify all computing devices, from existing smartphone to computers not even built yet. Microsoft is well on its way to this grand unifying plan with the introduction of Cortana on Android phones. Cortana is the artificial intelligence inside the Microsoft Windows 10 initiative and she is awaiting a meet with all Android users this June.
Who, or rather what, is Cortana? According to Wikipedia, “Microsoft Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.1, and coming to Windows 10. [She] is named after an artificial intelligence character in Microsoft’s Halo video game series [a holographic artificial intelligence personal guide and advisor in the game], with Jen Taylor, the character’s voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant’s US-specific version.”
Soon Cortana will be in your Android device and later this year in the Apple iOS. “Cortana’s features include being able to set reminders, recognize natural voice without the user having to input a predefined series of commands, and answer questions using information from Bing,” according to Wikipedia. Move over Siri.
Microsoft, under its new visionary leader Satya Nadella, wants your love and they have embarked on an all inclusive strategy to work their Windows 10 magic on all sorts of devices including smartphone, tablets, laptops, Xbox game systems, iPhones, Internet of Things control system, auto navigation, etc.
According to my sources Cortana will be a free app and downloads will begin in June. Get ready world, the future just arrived and you are now part of it. This project has been in the works since 2002, and Cortana is fully functional, helpful, smart and cute – in a vague Artificial Intelligent way.