December 14, 2016 6:42 pm | Updated 4 years ago.
Microsoft’s Cortana is now planning to make its way into the kitchen. The American multinational technology company is planning to allow toasters, fridges, thermostats, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices to access their intelligent personal assistant Cortana. Due in March next year, the software giant is bringing Cortana to connect with IoT devices with its Windows 10 Creators Update.
“This will enable you to build devices with displays, so you get that immersive Cortana experience,” explains Microsoft program manager Carla Forester at WinHEC conference in China recently. “Any kind of smart device with a screen can now take advantage of Cortana.” To get the full Cortana UI, Microsoft wants the device makers to use a screen and the company is providing thermostats, fridges, and toasters as example devices that are likely to be seen in future.
Microsoft has also started testing some User Interface enhancements that will make Cortana more immersive to use with the full-screen and with just your voice on Windows 10.
Date of Publication: Dec 13, 2016