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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Where is Cortana Going?

Long time follower of the concept of an 'assistant'.   Have played with Cortana in a number of forms.  TheVerge does a good update below on where it is and they may be going today. Its all about augmentation, now in a number of contexts, including the home an office.  Believe they could do more with stronger office connections. 

Cortana isn’t dead, but it’s no longer an Alexa competitor   By Tom Warren @tomwarren in TheVerge

Cortana started off life as a digital assistant for Windows Phone, before making its way to Windows 10, iOS, and Android. With Windows Phone dead and very few people using Cortana on a PC, Microsoft has made the difficult decision to give up competing with Alexa and Google Assistant. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed earlier this year that the company no longer sees Cortana as a competitor to those other digital assistants, and that it’s embracing the idea of having rivals on its platform. We’re now starting to see how that will work, and what it means for the future of Cortana.  .... "  

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