Cortana to offer trivia, recommendations and more for Rio 2016 Olympics fans

Users of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant will be able to access content related to the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio later this week.

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In a blog post, Microsoft stated:

Test your knowledge of current and past summer athletes with Cortana! Coming later this week, you can simply say, "Hey Cortana, guess the summer games athlete." Cortana will give you a clue and let you guess. Or, ask for a fact about the summer games and she'll share trivia about the games and athletes. Easily stay on top of the headlines by adding Summer Games as a news topic in the News section of the Notebook. You can even get personalized recommendations on what to watch! Just say "Hey Cortana, tell me what summer games event I should watch" and Cortana will use Bing Predicts to pick an event for you.

Microsoft will apparently be all over the Rio 2016 Olympics, including offering the best sport event picks via the Bing Predicts engine, and adding the Interesting calendar feature to The Microsoft Azure cloud hosting service will also support the streaming of 4,500 hours of video content from the games via NBC Sports.

John Callaham