Microsoft's Cortana to be More Than a Personal Assistant
September 13, 2013 9:52 AM
comment(s) - last by
We may see Cortana as early as 2014 or as late as 2016
is working on a personal assistant for its future Windows Phones, Windows OS and the Xbox One console, and it's said to be a deeply integrated tool rather than just a single service.
Microsoft's personal assistant is named Cortana, after an artificially intelligent character in Microsoft's "Halo" series.
Microsoft has been talking about launching a personal assistant since 2011 that would compete with the likes of
. But Microsoft wants Cortana to be much more than just a personal assistant -- it wants to make the assistant technology a key part of the entire "shell" of core services and experience on Windows Phones, Xbox One and Windows OS.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer called it "a family of devices powered by a service-enabled shell." That's where Cortana comes in. Cortana will have the ability to learn and adapt; and will use Microsoft Bing, Tellme speech technology, natural language software and social graph software to tap into every services and experience area of the device.
"Our UI will be deeply personalized, based on the advanced, almost magical, intelligence in our cloud that learns more and more over time about people and the world," said Ballmer back in July. "Our shell will natively support all of our essential services, and will be great at responding seamlessly to what people ask for, and even anticipating what they need before they ask for it."
It's not real clear when Cortana will make a debut. Some reports are saying as early as the Blue release in early 2014 while anonymous Microsoft executives say sometime between 2014 and 2016.
Bing officials had said that Microsoft is waiting to release a "revolutionary" device to debut Cortana's abilities.
Microsoft recently purchased Nokia's
devices and services division for $7.2 billion
, which could help expedite Cortana's release.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
9/14/2013 2:43:15 PM
my neigbour recently purchased a nearly new cream BMW 7 Series Sedan by working part time online. read this post here ...........
"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller
Microsoft Purchases Nokia's Devices and Services Division for $7.2B
September 3, 2013, 12:00 AM
Google, Microsoft Suggest Apple's Siri Will Make People Look Crazy
October 20, 2011, 12:08 PM
Reports: Apple Has Signed on American Express, Visa, MasterCard for Mobile Payments
August 31, 2014, 5:22 PM
Numerous Leaks Detail 4.7" iPhone 6 Processor, RAM, Cellular and NFC Capabilities
August 29, 2014, 10:37 PM
Buzz Grows Over Upcoming Lenovo Vibe X2's "Layered" Rim, Intel Chip
August 29, 2014, 4:59 PM
Sprint Intros Free Wi-Fi Calling for Overseas Travelers
August 29, 2014, 11:30 AM
Nokia HERE Maps to Arrive on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones This October
August 29, 2014, 9:14 AM
Microsoft's Standalone Kinect 2 Goes On Sale Oct. 7 for $150
August 28, 2014, 4:33 PM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablet Family Gets a $100 Price Cut
August 25, 2014, 1:16 AM
Owner of "Decepticon" Maserati Ordered to Appear in Court This Thursday
August 25, 2014, 7:55 AM
Windows 9: "Upgrade Now" Button Coming for Enterprise Updates, ARM Preview in H1 2015
August 26, 2014, 8:00 PM
Second ZMapp-Treated Patient Dies of Ebola, Supplies Run Out
August 25, 2014, 7:03 PM
L.A. Unified School District’s Apple iPad Contract Canceled Following Heavy Criticism
August 26, 2014, 12:37 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information