Cortana is one of the best digital assistants out there and it’s giving a tough competition to Apple’s Siri and Google Now. While Facebook is busy preparing the launch of M, its digital assistant with a human touch, Microsoft is betting on the future in AI.
Speaking at the O’Reilly Next:Economy summit, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hinted at a better Cortana in the upcoming years, that will be grow to replace the UI of web browsers.
“To me, AI is going to happen,” in his keynote Satya Nadella said. He explained that Cortana and other personal assistants are being developed by the tech companies with a bigger future in the mind. These assistants will soon replace the web browsers in our phones, PCs and tablets.
Cortana was introduced originally on Windows Phone and it has grown to become a major part of the new Windows 10 operating system. “‘Hey Cortana’ is in my vocabulary. Having that become more pervasive is my pursuit,” Nadella said, praising the Cortana.
But, replacing the web browsers isn’t what it looks like. Instead of completely replacing the traditional web browsers completely, digital assistants will replace just the browser user interface.
Instead of using the web browser UI for exploring the web and performing searches, your digital assistant will do all these jobs for you. Realizing the potential of Cortana, Microsoft has decided to make it a cross-platform app and released its beta version on iOS and Android.
Will you be interested to use a digital assistant like Cortana to perform your day-to-day tasks?