Microsoft has made a major move in its attempts to make the Cortana voice assistant smarter for the Windows 10 operating system.
Microsoft today announced that Cortana will be available for Windows users as an AI assistant in the new Anniversary Update.
Cortana will provide a voice that can be customized based on your current task, and the AI will also provide contextual answers to your questions and answer suggestions.
Cortana is designed to work with Microsoft’s existing Windows apps to help with basic tasks such as browsing, and it can also be used to learn more about the world around you.
Cortana also has a Cortana Hub that is integrated with Windows 10 to provide a central hub for your conversations with Cortana, and to provide additional data to help you understand your environment and how to solve problems in your life.
Cortana users will be able to use Cortana to: • Set reminders for your day, including reminders for when you go to sleep and when you wake up • Manage reminders on the fly, including set reminders for important meetings or events, when you’ve got an appointment or a task you want to complete • Get real-time updates on events and events in your local area • Get reminders about events you’ve been to, events that you’re attending, and events that are about to happen.
Cortana’s Hub also lets you get notifications for all of Cortana’s activities, and let you add or remove activities, view your recent conversations, and manage your account and reminders.
Cortana can also tell you what kind of information you should be sharing with it.
Cortana works with Windows Hello, Microsoft’s new biometric technology, and is compatible with both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
Cortana on Windows 10 can work as an assistant for your Windows Hello authentication.
This means Cortana can be configured to ask questions about the location of the device you’re using to log in to Windows 10.
Cortana doesn’t ask questions like “What is your password?” and it doesn’t have to ask for your password in order to connect.
Cortana automatically asks for your permission to connect to Windows Hello when you log in.
Cortana supports two ways to ask Cortana questions: via voice and by typing.
Cortana asks questions about your environment using the Bing voice API, which is built into Windows 10, and Cortana asks Cortana questions via the Cortana Hub, which was announced with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Cortana uses voice to ask you about the weather or the weather in your area, as well as questions related to the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Cortana learns what questions you ask by reading your speech, and uses that information to provide answers.
Cortana has two main commands: Cortana Ask questions and Cortana Answer.
The first is the standard, standard Cortana Ask, which asks you a question about the upcoming holidays or weather or any other topic you’d like to know.
Cortana Ask allows you to answer questions like, “What’s the weather like in your neighborhood?” or “Do you have any allergies?”
Cortana Answer asks you what you want Cortana to do based on what you said in the Ask, so Cortana will ask you what it should do based in your answer.
Cortana answers your questions using the Cortana speech API, so you can answer questions using Cortana without actually typing.
This is a very different type of command from what you would see on other Windows devices, such as Cortana in Windows 10’s Photos app.
Cortana Answer works similarly to the Cortana Ask command.
Cortana answer will ask Cortana for a list of questions it thinks you might have about the topic, and then it will ask the Cortana app to tell you how to answer them.
Cortana then will tell you a more specific answer based on the specific question.
Cortana answered questions about weather and the weather at the end of the Ask.
Cortana Answers will be more specific, but it will still give you the same general answers you would get if you said it out loud.
Cortana and Cortana Ask are available for free in the Anniversary Update for the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10 for the Lumia 950, 950 XL, and 950 XL.
The Anniversary Update also includes a new Cortana app, which you can download for free to access Cortana on your Lumia 950 or 950 XL right now.
Cortana in the Windows Phone Store has also been updated with Cortana support, and we have updated our reviews of the two apps to include Cortana support in both the Lumia and Windows 10 versions of the app.
The Microsoft Store now includes the Microsoft Store’s Cortana app for the HTC 10, the Lumia 920, and HTC 10 Plus.
The Cortana app also includes Cortana for Android, which we reviewed in depth earlier this month.
Cortana for Windows is available in the Store for the Nokia Lumia 1020, 1020 XL, 1030, and 1040, and for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL.
Cortana Now is available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel, Lumia 950XL, Lumia 1030 (LTE), Lumia 1040 (LRT), Lumia 950X, and Lumia 950.
The Lumia 1050 and the Lumia 1060 also support Cortana