Microsoft wants to 'doubledown' on Cortana to make it a true personal assistant
Microsoft has posted a new video interview with Cortana team Group Program Manager Marcus Ash. The video is primarily Ash going over the design philosophy behind Cortana, things like Cortana completing certain tasks for you, letting you keep your attention on other, more important parts of your day.
Ash also talked a bit about hopes for the future, such as giving Cortana more personality. As an example, when getting sports scores, if Cortana knows what team you root for, the tone of its report will reflect if your team won or not.
What do you think of the interview? Leave your thoughts with us down in the comments.
Source: Microsoft Lumia US on YouTube
Thanks to Fahmi for the tip!
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If she MUST cross over because Microsoft, right or wrong deems that's the direction they wish to go, I might feel a little more at ease if her transfer to other OS's is in a VERY restricted form, implemented via the Bing apps already on those platforms.
Consider this, Bing already allows users who log into the service a certain level of "personalization", (getting to know you).
If you log into the Bing page( iOs, Windows Phone or Android user) you get options to follow certain topics( interests). You can also log into facebook for more personalized searches.
If the Bing app on iOS/Android is revamped to allow for the delivering up of interests, localized suggestions for some Cortana-esque features without the whole she-bang that would bother me less. We have little left that's exclusively ours.
I also think there is great potential in how Cortana on Windows Phone and PC can work together. Keeping her exclusive to Windows Phone, gives that edge to being all in the Microsoft ecosystem.
Here's what I think CORTANA ON WINDOWS PHONE and PC WORKING TOGETHER could look like.
What do you mean by this?
Means now Cortana will keep an eye on my WhatsApp chat.
will file a DIVORCE CASE against me.