Windows 10 Includes Improved Cortana

Cortana has received some nice upgrades in Windows 10, with a focus on helping users be more productive.

Patent Filing Sheds Light on Microsoft Cortana’s Future

Microsoft has been making big changes with Cortona, including the impending shutdown of the iOS and Android apps. A new patent filing, however, gives some insight into Microsoft’s plans for the AI assistant. First reported on by WindowsUnited (German text), Microsoft…

Baidu Takes AI Crown, Achieves New Level of Language Understanding

The ability to talk with an artificial intelligence (AI), be it a computer or robot, has been a staple of science fiction for decades. Despite modern advances, anyone who has used Siri, Alexa, Cortana or the Google Assistant knows we’re…

Microsoft Shutting Down Cortana Apps For iOS and Android

Individuals who rely on iOS or Android Cortana apps will have to find a different option. On January 31, 2020, Microsoft will be shutting down the Cortana apps for iOS and Android. Instead of dedicated apps, Microsoft will be integrating…

Microsoft Plans to Bring Cortana to Skype

Prepare for your Skype experience to be a little more productive. Microsoft has started integrating its digital assistant Cortana into Skype. However, don’t be surprised if Cortana is not showing in any of your Skype sessions just yet. Apparently, Microsoft…

Voice Commerce: The Next Wave in eCommerce

There was some skepticism over the idea that voice commerce would be the future of retail. This wasn’t surprising, given the limitations that AIs like Cortana and Siri exhibited. However, recent improvements made to the technology hinted that big changes…

Microsoft and Amazon’s AI Assistants are Teaming Up

Usually, tech companies keep each other at arm’s length, unwilling to share new technologies with the hope of besting their competitors. However, it appears that Microsoft and Amazon, two of the major players in the AI digital assistant arena, are…

Historic Breakthrough: Microsoft Reaches Virtual Parity With Human Speech

In an historic breakthrough, Microsoft’s AI team has developed technology that recognizes speech as well as humans. Their research team published a paper (PDF) showing that their speech recognition system makes errors at the same rate as a professional transcriptionists,…

Microsoft Adds Reminder, Calendar Features to Cortana

Microsoft announced that it has added some features to Cortana, which should prove helpful to Windows users who wish to get things done on time. Included are more ways to be reminded of things and improved calendar management. “People often…

LinkedIn Announces New Cortana Integration

LinkedIn announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to get LinkedIn data integrated into Microsoft’s digital personal assistant Cortana on Windows 10. LinkedIn’s Bob Rosin explains, “If you’re already using Cortana and have your calendar connected, you’re probably used to…