Microsoft wants Cortana to be in everything
posted by Michael H. / Dec 13, 2016, 1:25 PM
play in mobile where it had failed before. However, the other aspect of this support was found in leaked presentation materials for the WinHEC Conference in China, which shows the plans for Windows 10 on IoT. Microsoft is readying the release of Windows 10 IoT Core intended to run on just about anything "with a screen," including refrigerators, thermostats, and plenty of other devices.The initial reaction to Microsoft announcing Windows 10 getting full support to run on ARM chipsets was the idea that Microsoft was coming after the Chromebook market and maybe making another
Interestingly, the materials showed a big focus for Microsoft was to have Cortana available on all of these devices. To enable this, Windows 10 Creator's Update will include support for far-field speech communications and wake on voice. Oddly, Microsoft wants any Cortana-enabled IoT device to have a screen for an "immersive Cortana experience."
It could be a pretty sneaky way to get Cortana into homes without people expressly going out to buy a Microsoft home hub device, but without that purpose-built device it might be more difficult to get users to understand the functionality they would have with Cortana.
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Microsoft is always the follower. Always late to everything
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 1:40 PM 2
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Microsoft should just called their assistant, Microsoft assistant. I played the Halo game and are not impress. Its your typical FPS and I really don't see the hype. I think Gear of War series is just as good if not better.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:03 PM 0
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I'm not sure I'd agree with the author's portrayal of getting Cortana in homes as "sneaky." AI is definitely the trend for all kinds of home devices, including refrigerators, thermostats, etc., and Cortana is Microsoft's method of availing users with AI.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 2:20 PM 1
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The problem is Windows IoT core is still too limiting. Windows IoT still only supports certain Arm processors. So that is the other thing that is wrong with this article. It doesn't even support the original Raspberry PI's or a number of other SBC's with single cores, with little amounts of ram. This is Linux's strong point. It is much more scalable than Windows 10 or Windows 10 IoT by a mile. With so many OS's based off of Linux. That is why Linux and Linux based OS's are dominant in this sector.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 5:04 PM 0
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The data mining assistant is spreading everywhere! This is literally welcoming 24/7 surveillance into your home. Thanks but no thanks, especially coming from this data-mining assistant that demands you login just to check the weather...go figure.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 4:29 PM 0
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