Cortana

01.10.20
Microsoft contractors reportedly reviewed Cortana clips on insecure PCs
01.10.20

Microsoft contractors reportedly reviewed Cortana clips on insecure PCs

One of the firms Microsoft hired to do the work reportedly did very little to protect the recordings.

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11.16.19
Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)
11.16.19

Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)

Microsoft won't offer the voice helper in those areas after January 2020.

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11.04.19
Cortana will offer to read your emails in Outlook for iOS
11.04.19

Cortana will offer to read your emails in Outlook for iOS

Microsoft is introducing a "masculine" voice option for Cortana, too.

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10.02.19
Surface Earbuds are Microsoft's voice-focused true wireless option
10.02.19

Surface Earbuds are Microsoft's voice-focused true wireless option

They're designed for productivity, and include Office 365 and Spotify integration.

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09.24.19
Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together
09.24.19

Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together

That includes multiple assistants on the same device that support multiple wake words.

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08.21.19
Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles
08.21.19

Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

They were only supposed to hear audio after voice commands like “Hey Cortana.”

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08.14.19
Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio
08.14.19

Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio

Apple, Google and Facebook all paused similar practices.

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08.07.19
Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands
08.07.19

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands

Critics say the company should be using AI instead.

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08.04.19
'Halo' TV series has its Cortana ahead of early 2021 premiere
08.04.19

'Halo' TV series has its Cortana ahead of early 2021 premiere

Natascha McElhone will portray the all-important AI.

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