Microsoft’s truly digital personal assistant is now 2 years old. Yes , its been 2 years Cortana stays in the heart of Windows lovers. Microsoft officially announced Cortana on April 2, 2014 at the build conference. From that Cortana got so many improvements and tweaks till now. Now she is Universal , available on almost all Windows 10 powered devices. She got new features , abilities , languages , skills , capabilities etc till now.
Today Cortana team member Shane Landry tweeted about this on Twitter :
— Shane Landry (@shanelandry) April 2, 2016
Cortana was demonstrated for the first time at the Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference (April 2, 2014) in San Francisco. It has been launched as a key ingredient of Microsoft’s planned “makeover” of the future operating systems for Windows Phone and Windows. It is named after Cortana, a synthetic intelligence character in Microsoft’s Halo video game franchise originating inBungie folklore, with Jen Taylor, the character’s voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant’s US-specific version.
The development of Cortana started in 2009 in the Microsoft Speech products team with General Manager Zig Serafin and Chief Scientist Larry Heck. Heck and Serafin established the vision, mission, and long-range plan for Microsoft’s digital-personal-assistant technology and they built a team with the expertise to create the initial prototypes for Cortana.To develop the Cortana digital assistant, the team interviewed human personal assistants. These interviews inspired a number of unique features in Cortana, including the assistant’s “notebook” feature. Originally Cortana was only meant to be a codename but a petition on Windows Phone’sUserVoice site that proved to be popular made the codename official.
We are expecting more new features and abilities on the Cortana in the future. Microsoft already announced some new features of Cortana at the ongoing Build event. Anyway let’s celebrate the 2nd birthday of Cortana.
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