Cortana, please finish my sentences in Skype TXTs

If you have something on your schedule that you are chatting about with a friend in Skype, Cortana can also recommend setting up a reminder for that event. Let us know what you make of it all in the comments. Cortana will be available on both iOS and Android, but Microsoft says its assistant "will be gradually rolled out" starting in the United States, so you might not have access yet. This is meant to offer "natural conversations" and a friendly chat feel similar to talking to a human.

Similarly, Cortana will pop into conversations to offer suggestions based on the context of your chats. The company doesn't want to miss out on AI in the same way it came too late to mobile, making early user onboarding vital for success. Cortana's now available on Windows 10, iOS and Android. "You can also ask Cortana to check your flight status, give you a stock quote, or suggest the best restaurants in your area", said the Skype Team. It will be rolled out to more platforms in additional countries across the globe down the road. This device will see Microsoft enter the increasingly competitive smart home market, an indication of its commitment to Cortana's future.

Microsoft's virtual assistant is spreading its digital tendrils into fresh avenues with news that Cortana has now been incorporated into Skype. Google's Allo app is aided by Google Assistant, while Facebook Messenger has its own assistant, "M", for example. Microsoft's not doing anything innovative by adding Cortana to Skype, instead merely consolidating its position as a participant in consumer AI. It's only available in the iOS and Android versions of the app.

Cortana in Skype is gradually rolling out starting today for both iOS and Android users and is now only available in the US.



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