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February 15, 2014

Microsofts New virtual assistance CORTANA, to Take on Apple's SIRI

Move over Siri.. Microsoft is all set to take the fight' to Apple with its own version of virtual assistance WPLeaks has posted the above video of what appears to be the first real look at the voice assistant code-named CORTANA by Microsoft 

 If you are wondering "why has Microsoft chosen a name, which is a tong twister, hard to remember unlike Apple's is is because "" Cortana is a fictional artificially intelligent (AI) character in the Halo video game series. Voiced by Jen Taylor, she appears in Halo: Combat Evolved and its sequels, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. 

Cortana is a name taken from the AI (artificially intelligent) character featured in the Halo games, but she may be the voice of Microsoft’s Siri challenger. According to early leaks, the virtual assistant will respond to voice commands to provide details on the weather, your calendar entries, and navigational duties."ortana may spread beyond Windows Phone in the future, becoming a part of Windows on PCs and the Xbox