Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio
Apple, Google and Facebook all paused similar practices.
Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands
Critics say the company should be using AI instead.
'Halo' TV series has its Cortana ahead of early 2021 premiere
Natascha McElhone will portray the all-important AI.
Standalone Cortana app available to Windows Insiders
The updated virtual assistant could arrive on Windows 10 in the first half of 2020.
Microsoft tests a cleaner Xbox One Home screen (again)
It's also trialing Cortana changes that'll go live for everyone in the fall.
Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows
It's now available as a standalone app on the Windows Store.
Windows 10 May update brings light theme and more upgrade controls
It also splits Cortana from search and helps with password-free sign-ins.
Microsoft's Cortana will eventually sound more like a real assistant
It's all thanks to new natural language technology.
Microsoft splits Cortana from search in Windows 10
The conscious uncoupling begins in the latest test build.