Cortana

January 10, 2020
Microsoft contractors reportedly reviewed Cortana clips on insecure PCs
January 10, 2020

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.

By I. Bonifacic,   January 10, 2020
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November 16, 2019
Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)
November 16, 2019

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

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

By J. Fingas,   November 16, 2019
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November 4, 2019
Cortana will offer to read your emails in Outlook for iOS
November 4, 2019

Cortana will offer to read your emails in Outlook for iOS

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

By N. Summers,   November 4, 2019
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October 2, 2019
Surface Earbuds are Microsoft's voice-focused true wireless option
October 2, 2019

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

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

By K. Holt,   October 2, 2019
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September 24, 2019
Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together
September 24, 2019

Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together

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

By C. Fisher,   September 24, 2019
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August 21, 2019
Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles
August 21, 2019

Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

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

By C. Fisher,   August 21, 2019
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August 14, 2019
Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio
August 14, 2019

Microsoft says humans will still transcribe Cortana and Skype audio

Apple, Google and Facebook all paused similar practices.

By K. Holt,   August 14, 2019
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August 7, 2019
Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands
August 7, 2019

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype calls and Cortana commands

Critics say the company should be using AI instead.

By C. Fisher,   August 7, 2019
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August 4, 2019
'Halo' TV series has its Cortana ahead of early 2021 premiere
August 4, 2019

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

Natascha McElhone will portray the all-important AI.

By J. Fingas,   August 4, 2019
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