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Build 2017: Microsoft shows off how Cortana works away from Windows 10 devices

Anyone familiar with Windows 10 knows Microsoft has some lofty goals for its favorite digital assistant, Cortana. The often voice activated AI is the epitome of Microsoft’s intent to develop natural human to computer interactions.

At the Microsoft Build 2017 today, the tech giant showed off how Cortana will work away from Windows 10 devices such as in your vehicle. With help of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, announced a few weeks ago, Cortana can assist users hands-free while seamlessly interacting within your device network.

Cortana in the car

During the presentation, Microsoft representative used a demo car to utilize the future capabilities of Cortana. While she was already able to schedule reminders, travel plans, answer questions, and so on, Cortana can do so much more. The digital assistant’s integration with Microsoft Office tools and apps, such as Teams, lets the user contact and work from the car. Furthermore, Cortana’s contextual recognition of which device you are using lets her save reminders for when you visit your desktop PC or arrive at work.

The digital assistant’s integration with Microsoft Office tools and apps, such as Teams, lets the user contact and work from the car. Furthermore, Cortana’s contextual recognition of which device you are using lets her save reminders for when you visit your desktop PC or arrive at work.

The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker is slated for a Fall 2017 release and is only the next step towards Cortana on more IoT devices.

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Would you use Cortana in your car?