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Cortana Moves from Halo to Windows Phone

/ Apr 3rd, 2014 No Comments

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Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 OS as well as the A.I. personal assistant Cortana that will accompany it at the Build Developer’s Conference.

Cortana will function very similar to Apple’s Siri, but with a few of its own unique components–one of which is its namesake, which derives from the popular A.I. video game character in the Halo series.
 

Now it can let Dave do that.

Now it can do that Dave.

The personal assistant will search using Bing and will have the capability to add alarm reminders, update Windows Phone users’ calendar as well as search for nearby restaurants and other similar features. One specific feature that is unique to Cortana is the ability to remind users of a particular note while speaking to a specific person.
 

She won't be much help in fighting the covenant, but you can more accurately calendar your weekly beatings when they take over.

She won’t be much help in fighting the Covenant, but users can more accurately calendar their weekly beatings when they take over.

Windows Phone users will also note that Cortana has her own “notebook” in which she keeps specific information learned about the user to more accurately assist them. Details such as past search history or frequently spoken to contacts will help Cortana better answer user inquiries and the like.

The full demonstration can be seen below.

Quick Take

Cortana on a phone? Where do I sign? But in all seriousness, Microsoft has really shown off a great bit of tech that is looking to rival Siri and similar A.I. assistants. While still in “beta,” Cortana is ultimately looking good to go and little unique quirks such as being notified of a specific item while speaking to a specific person will prove incredibly useful for the Windows Phone user trying to plan one million things at once.

Windows Phone 8.1 Presentation

 

Greg Johnson
Greg is a Nintendo fan-boy who would cry if they ever went 3rd party. He writes news, previews and reviews for various consoles at Gaming Illustrated.
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