Microsoft Cortana Digital Assistant Leaked


And yes, it looks a lot like Siri.


MARCH 3, 2014

Rumors began circulating last year that Microsoft was working on Cortana–a competitor to Apple’s digital assistant Siri. A new report from The Verge offers leaked images of the interface, which appears to show Cortana as a circular animation.

Sources say Cortana will respond to audio queries from Windows Phone users, looking up information via web search. Cortana will also offer to save personal data–contacts, searches, flight times–to a Notebook for later retrieval. And yes, you can customize how Cortana addresses you, so go ahead Master Chief.

Microsoft invested a substantial amount of money into Foursquare recently, and by all indications, it would seem Cortana will take advantage of the location-based service. The Windows Phone digital assistant could make an appearance during Microsoft’s Build conference in April.