Cortana…thinking of the Microsoft A.I system makes something stir in your brain, doesn’t it?
Amazon s Digital Assistant seems to be compatible with almost anything these days, except your Windows PC. Both Amazon and Microsoft announcing a new assistant partnership which was due to invoked in late 2017.
Microsoft has shown that voice-assistant Cortana, is powerful enough to deal with a wide range of ‘Smart Technology’ from speakers and toasters, to fridges and Cars
To make use of your Windows Cortana accessing your google account just go to the Cortana bar, enter Notebook, then Connected Services. (shown above) to set up your Cortana to Google access.
This week Harman Kardon and Microsoft released the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana by Microsoft for the exy price of $199.95 USD. The only country it was released In was the states and with the sound powered by Harman Kardon and that price tag its easy to see the market they hope to reach, for the moment powerful sounding speakers are few and far between, with the best on the market (personally considered) being the Google Home Max.
South Korean Company Samsung have been scares so far, with many failed attempts to kick start Voice Assistant Bixby, due to a few reasons the biggest being the lack of English recognition and support for the assistant features, and the next is assumed to an already flooded market with a strong fan base for the 4 other major Smart Assistants.
News struck a few weeks ago that Bill Gates no longer equips himself with a Windows Phone, but has switched over to android. While this is not exactly ground-breaking news considering Gates is no longer involved with Microsofts; day-to-day running, what is Ground breaking news, at least for the Home Automation fans, is news that has come out surrounding Microsofts latest direction choices.
Microsoft Cortana ‘officially’ was released in 2015, and for Australians using Windows 10 there is mixed reviews. For navigating your PC it’s a handy little search too,. but as far as the Cortana we have access to, she can’t really do a whole lot, and is DEFINATELY optimised for use in the states