Digital assistants are the new thing in technology. Every tech giant has its own artificial intelligence assistant that is watching over their apps. Starting with Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa Microsoft has its own help: Cortana.
Microsoft Cortana is going to be available on every smart device including Windows IoT. The developers of Microsoft Cortana decided that it is time to expand the help of their assistant to other smart devices including Windows IoT.
Microsoft is trying to make Cortana better than other digital assistants by making it available on every device possible. They are also thinking of expanding its capabilities and making it more accessible for users. Many people are still getting used to the idea of talking with their devices and them completing their tasks. This is why Microsoft decided to make it easier for them.
If users will see and use Microsoft Cortana on every smart device that they own they will get used to this feature and it will find it accessible and useful. Windows IoT is the version of Windows for all types of devices. This is why Microsoft Cortana is being added there.
There will be new capabilities added to Microsoft Cortana. The desktop version doesn’t yet have the wake-on-voice trick and now Microsoft decided to add it. This feature is available for Xbox One. The only problem with this feature is that it is battery consuming because the systems will be powered up while the screen is turned off.
Microsoft Cortana is a good assistant but the company needs to make some changes and add other feature in order to make it better than the other digital assistants available on market now. Two of the biggest changes for Microsoft are Cortana Devices SDK and Cortana Skills Kit. These two will make Cortana easier to find and use.
Cortana Skills Kit is going to help developers leverage bots what they created with Microsoft Bot Framework. They can also publish them to Cortana. This digital assistance can do basic tasks like writing emails and setting alarms.
Cortana Devices SDK will allow Microsoft Cortana to be enabled on many other devices than the mobile and PC. With these 2 updates, Microsoft might make Cortana more popular than it is now.
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