At the recent Build conference, Microsoft revealed its focus at making Cortana better at conversational interactions for workers who are organizing their days. Demos at the annual conference showed off some examples of how Cortana will be able to respond to conversations and organize meetings and reminders proactively.
Cortana can already do a lot of these features today, but it’s the conversational element that has been improved. Microsoft acquired Semantic Machines last year, and in combination with Microsoft researchers, it’s building conversational AI that will combine skills and context to let digital assistants like Cortana actually do the things you ask them to do. It’s designed to connect services that are owned by Microsoft and even third-party ones, so digital assistants like Cortana can get the right context when you ask it to add a calendar entry or organize reservations.
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