Microsoft doubles down on Cortana

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April 1, 2016

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Microsoft doubles down on Cortana


At this week’s Build conference keynote, Microsoft announced that it’s building an entire ecosystem around automated speech and text recognition, perhaps taking a cue from the burgeoning popularity of Google Now, Siri, and Alexa in the Amazon Echo. And the efforts extend beyond Cortana as an intelligent personal assistant like Google Now and Siri. In this new context, Cortana would be a meta-app that third-party Windows 10 apps would integrate into. Microsoft defined this system as a new device interface dubbed "Conversations as a platform." Read more »


Tom McNamara

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