Hi, I’m Cortana.

It’s thrilling to hear Jen Taylor speak through the speakers of your Windows Phone – “Hi. I’m Cortana.” The personal digital assistant in the latest update of Windows Phone, could have been some other name, but Microsoft was forced by a petition to stick to “Cortana”, a name casually given by Robert Howard as a codename. So there are so many things Cortana can do.
The most important thing for developers is that the natural speech recognition services of Cortana will be available to developers. They can integrate VR in their code and need not bother about complex natural language grammar. I am hoping for apps with capabilities to listen to your commands (no special training required for individual apps) and act accordingly. “Cortana, ask ‘XYZ app’ to draw a circle and fill it with red color”! “Cortana, ask Avirall to create and start a 3 hour timer”. I am still not sure when Cortana will be available globally (currently it will be available in US only), and also it’s not clear how Cortana will be opened up for third party developers. So, keep in touch!

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