Cortana is being prepared for a Korean release

Microsoft's EVP of Artificial Intelligence and Research has reaffirmed that the company's digital personal assistant, Cortana, will soon be arriving in Korea.

Initially revealed at the Microsoft's Computing in the 21st Century Conference held in Seoul last week, the company outlined Korea, Japan, and China as its primary markets in Asia. Speaking at the conference, Peter Lee, corporate vice president at Microsoft Research, referred to Cortana's Korean debut as 'imminent', although no firm date was provided.

Harry Shum, EVP of AI and Research has since reaffirmed the release via Twitter.

Cortana is currently available in thirteen different regions, spanning eight different languages. Available in both China and Japan - a Korean release is a natural step in the assistant's rollout over the region. If previous releases are of any indication, we can expect a release in the coming weeks.

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Matt Brown

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