Have you ever imagined how it would be when your favorite character from the most desired game of yours comes alive to assist you in real life? Well then it just got real. “Cortana” the very favorite character of every gamer who plays the games from the Halo franchise. Voiced by the ever charming Jen Taylor, Microsoft has for the very first time introduced live voice coordination in the next installment of their windows phone i.e. version 8.1.
For those of you who are confused with the characteristics of the Character Cortana from Halo, listen up. Cortana is a charming holographic projected blue female form created by artificial intelligence in the Halo franchise, wherein she provides the backstory and tactical information to the player, who assumes the role of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. Well as the game is sci-fi based she in the game plays a major role in preventing the activation of the halo installations, which would have destroyed all sentient life in the galaxy.
So basically she’s a dream personal assistant of all the hard core gamers out there.
Microsoft has announced the beta version release of this amazing software assistant in the month of April- 2014. With the hype that’s being created and the excitement that is on among the eager enthusiasts Cortana seems to be coming on as a rivalry for “Siri” in the windows world.
The digital assistant is expected to be able to use machine learning and access to the “Satori” knoledge repository that Microsoft’s Bing search engine uses for data, facts and figures.
Recent leaks of the Windows Phone 8.1 software update have indicated that Cortana will be able to answer questions and display results for things like the weather, stocks and shares, as well as location-based information like mapping and places.
Moreover apart from the Windows phone Microsoft is also planning to launch Cortana as a visual assistant on the Xbox One and windows 8.1 (also further versions) computer/tablet devices by 2015.
Cortana the digital female assistant does set the bar high for upcoming versions of windows. With Cortana evolved in the right form, one day systems containing Windows OS would be the most advancly featured OS in the world.
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