Microsoft showcases Cortana's capabilities in a new video, reminds you to have fun


As Windows Phone 8.1 is slowly rolling out, Microsoft's voice assistant – Cortana – is also making its way to Nokia Lumia devices that are eligible for said firmware update. However, it's only available in the US. Unsurprisingly, Redmond's take on Apple's Siri and Google Now was quite anticipated by the die-hard fans of Windows Phone. Well, Cortana is already here (be patient if it hasn't arrived yet), so Microsoft wants to make sure that WP users are familiar with its capabilities and use them accordingly.

Thus, Redmond released a brief “educational” video, centered around Cortana's skills, which will undoubtedly come in pretty handy to the users of the update mobile OS. The video reveals that “she” (as Microsoft refers to its voice assistant) will not only answer your questions, but will also keep tabs on your interests and preferences, thus creating a more personal experience. While pretty adequate, this is not as impressive as Redmond's plans to endow Cortana with rather curious deep-learning and recognition functionalities. Oh, and let's not forget about the almost-perfect guessing streak!

Without further ado, check out Microsoft's video below.



source: Windows Phone via WPCentral

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