Cortana: Microsoft is preparing a rival Siri




According to rumors, Microsoft is working on a virtual assistant, analogous to Apple Siri and Google Now. Everyone knows that a large proportion of the success of the former and the new iPhone provides the popular voice assistant Siri. A similar program has appeared in the list of applications upcoming version of the operating system Windows Phone , screenshots of which were leaked to the network and have been published resource The Verge. If the information is correct, this application is called «zCortana».

Якобы виртуальный ассистент Microsoft Cortana

ZDNet citing some sources reported that the upcoming virtual assistant is based on the student in the process of technology and knowledge base Bing Satori. Cortana is capable of accepting commands, to give ordinary human voice.

Previously, Steve Ballmer hinted at something like that, saying about a “service shell”, which will be personalized by the user and is based on the “extended, almost magical intelligence in our cloud service, which is trained and eventually knows about people and the world more and more.”

Якобы виртуальный ассистент Microsoft Cortana

Interface shown in the screenshots is hardly bright, diverse and attractive. It contains sections for notifications, rules, signaling and synchronization. In addition, there is an option deactivate virtual assistant Cortana. Compared with Siri and Google Now settings are not too many. But since the system is still under development and at the moment when it may be that it has become much more beautiful and more productive than the “semi-finished”, which is shown in the screenshots.

Apparently, in a real operating system, Cortana will appear between 2014 and 2016 year. Do not rule out that it may enter into the mobile platform Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana name was not chosen by chance. It belongs to artificial intelligence game franchise Halo for the Xbox.

Якобы виртуальный ассистент Microsoft Cortana

Smartphone – one of today’s most popular varieties of the computer , and Microsoft is committed to struggling to increase the popularity of its mobile operating system. However, talking about Cortana, as a real project early. While that is just a rumor, which may be based on rational for, and can not be.
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