Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in action


Here comes Cortana again. This time Microsoft’s digital assistant appeared in a video. The first words when you open the app are, “Hi there. I’m Cortana. I can help make life a bit easier for you.” This leaked video by shows the best look of the rumored Cortana. In the video, the assistant sits as a dedicated Live Tile. To use the service you will be asked to login with your Microsoft Account. Once you log in it will ask you a series of questions about yourself like your interest. The service then uses these data to personalize some of its suggestions and recommendations.

The video also displays a new feature called quiet hours, which lets Cortana handle your texts and calls while you’re sleeping or in a meeting. The video also shows that it understands semantics like “put on my favourite playlist” rather than needing an exact input. The permissions page indicates that Cortana will have access to sources like your location data, voice input, contacts, calendar, search history, emails and texts, browser history and more. The Windows Phone 8.1 with the Cortana service is expected to get an official announcement at next month’s Build conference, until then be happy with this video below.


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