Cortana may be a FANTASTIC addition to Windows 9
There’s a great article in Neowin about the role that Cortana will play in Windows 9.
Some excerpts from the article:
In Windows 9, Cortana will play a key role in being a useful assistant in helping you be more productive.
How so? Well, Cortana will bring with her all of the features that she has on Windows Phone and since she will have access to more of your content – provided you allow her to do this – she will be able to better understand more of your preferences, habits and daily tasks to intelligently predict what you need next.
Cortana will query Bing and display the branding when consumers use the feature in Windows 9.
Another scenario that Cortana is working towards but may not be available at launch is to perform deep searching within your local content.
Think about if you forgot the name of a document you were working on, you could ask Cortana, “Hey Cortana, can you open that Excel document I was working on two weeks ago?”
You can already see the groundwork for this type of action in Bing’s recently announced improvements to natural language based searching.
Like I said, the article is really interesting and it got me thinking, how would this really work?
You would be able to use your laptop, tablet or desktop microphone and then query Cortana?
I can see how that could be a game changer for a generation of PC users who have been looking for the next wave of innovation. It would be interesting to see how that would work from a practical perspective though.
Would people ask Cortana direct questions or ask Cortana to Google those questions?
Either way, it seems like a really smart play for Microsoft to get Bing some marketshare in a very subtle manner too.
Anyway, what do you think? What would you like to see Cortana do for you in Windows 9?
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