Microsoft’s Cortana Updates Will Compete With The Likes Of Alexa And The Google Assistant But Focus More On Your Business
Microsoft’s Cortana is expected to have some new features with the upcoming Windows 10 update.
The company is moving the assistant from just handling search options to a full-on virtual assistant like the ones from Amazon and Apple. This move is in line with Microsoft’s new focus for the Cortana app’s use its customers.
Cortana has improved speech recognition, better performance, and higher speed. Besides acting on written commands, Cortana can now respond to verbal commands as well. There will also be a minimalized notification pop-up that makes Cortana less intrusive. The latest version will support both light and dark modes.
While Microsoft is building up Cortana to work in a manner similar to Alexa or Siri, its conversational skills are yet to be improved. These updates are expected to be released by 2020. While Cortana was available on Xbox One and other Microsoft devices, the company is now focusing on devices generally used for business. Regarding Microsoft’s competitors, Apple is working to improve its app and Amazon is focusing on expanding its smart home device system.
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