integration is expected to be particularly useful when the user is driving.
was available only in seven countries around the world at launch and is already present in every latest Windows 10 build.
Synaptics' far-field voice technology enables speech recognition and voice control from up to five meters away, detecting the Cortana
wake-word even under noisy conditions such as a loud television nearby or while the device is actively playing music.
According to The Verge, the deal made available Amazon and Microsoft's digital assistants on each other's platforms; allowing users to access Microsoft's Cortana
assistant on Amazon Echo, or Alexa on any Windows 10 PC.
Company executives showcased a number of advances in Microsoft's Bing search engine, Cortana
and Microsoft Office 365 productivity tools utilising artificial intelligence to help people get more nuanced information and assist with more complex needs.
It's great for Echo owners to get easy access to Cortana
A simple "Alexa, open Cortana
," or "Cortana
, open Alexa," opens
We're excited to work with Microsoft to develop a premium speaker that will deliver an exceptional experience to every customer using 360-degree Harman Kardon sound and the intelligence of Cortana
, said Michael Mauser, President, Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN.
In addition to Harman Kardon's Invoke intelligent speaker with Cortana
, partnerships were also signed with HP on devices and Intel on reference platforms to deliver Cortana
The Motley Fool is one of the very few large brands with the same voice skill delivered on all of the three Voice First platforms: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and now Microsoft Cortana
* This build includes updates to the console speech recognizer for US and UK users, which reduces time to recognize commands like "Pause", "Play", "Mute", "Yes", and "No".
Using the service, customers can complete bill payments using Microsoft's voice-based smart assistant, Cortana