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'Cortana': More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant
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Msg#: 4609874 posted 3:29 am on Sep 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

http://www.zdnet.com/cortana-more-on-microsofts-next-generation-personal-assistant-7000020602/ [zdnet.com]

'Cortana': More on Microsoft's next-generation personal assistant

Microsoft is working on its 'Cortana' rival to Apple's Siri and Google Now, which will be integrated into all flavors of Windows in the future.

 

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Msg#: 4609874 posted 7:46 pm on Sep 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

The successor to clippy ?

Can't help but noticing it's yet another "me too" from MSFT. And a late one at that.

While I do have a few iOS devices, Siri: I've not yet found it useful in any way. One sure looks like a moron standing in a street shouting to their phone that just won't pick up their accent.
And the one case where it would make sense: while driving a car - well the stupid thing doesn't answer in voice - it answers in text which you have to read - the one thing you should not do in such a use-case.

To me all of this is still as useful in real life as the talking parrot was that was included with my very first sound baster card: fun for an hour or two - then forgotten to never try again.

Even if one has a voice interface that really worked - the search and understanding of what we look for is still years from returning useful results in all cases.

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