Microsoft Working on New Siri Competitor Inspired by Halo's Cortana AI Character

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  1. dgstorm

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    Halo fans will already be intimately familiar with Microsoft's newest software tech innovation which will be released next year. Microsoft plans to launch their own Siri-like voice activated virtual assistant, and it will be called "Cortana." For those uninitiated with Halo, Cortana was the AI personality which helped Master Chief on his adventures fighting hordes of alien invaders. Microsoft wants to model their new voice activated search app on this personality.

    It will certainly be tough for Microsoft to compete in this arena. Both Apple and Google have a big jump on Microsoft with Siri and Google Now respectively. Still, Microsoft plans to differentiate their product by building it around an adaptable machine-learning technology they are developing. In essence, they are attempting to actually build Cortana in some form. Here's a quote from ZDNet with more of the details,

    It's interesting to see how things are evolving in the tech world. I can almost imagine a day in the future when Google Now, Siri and Cortana each evolve into a real Artificial Intelligence. This leaves the question, "Will they decide to eradicate humanity, or will they simply decide to go shopping together?"

    Source: ZDNet
     
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    Oh yeah... my wife is gonna love listening to me talk to and flirt with Cortana on phone. I'll need a Commando version of the phone for when she throws it at the wall. :biggrin:
     
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    All I need is a few mins with Cortana and I'm good. She's one of the hottest AI's I've ever seen. I should play halo this weekend.
     
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    I'd never stop talking to my phone, especially if the voice is done by the same actress... omfg.. wonderful
     
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    Exactly.....I'd talk to her and ignore everything else.

    Imagine this is your day.....talking to her and she shows up like she does for master chief.


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    Most common inquiry...

    "Cortana, could you turn around and pick that up for me?"
     
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    Shouldn't the headline be [h=2]Microsoft Working on New Google Now Competitor Inspired by Halo's Cortana AI Character[/h]
    Isn't this an Android site? Don't we all know that GNow kicks Siri's ass?
    Shame on you DGStorm. :D
     
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    Bah, Google Now has no business in this convo until it's given a cool name. :p
     
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    After reading others reply i feel that Microsoft choose a bad name for the AI, cause every one will expect and compare with game AI. Even Siri is not perfect, i wonder that the Microsoft AI assistance will turn up into a personnel stand up comedian.
     
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