December 1st, in the virtual assistant World War, apple Siri, Google Now Facebook and M Google is no longer the only war players. Microsoft announced that its virtual assistant Cortana has officially begun testing on Apple's iOS platform, so as to set off its AI war with other competitors.
Microsoft has chosen 2000 iPhone users, to participate in the test of Cortana. Cortana combines a series of features with Apple's Siri and Google Now Google. Currently, this application can only be obtained through Apple's TestFlight tool, which allows developers and testers to report any vulnerabilities found in Microsoft. The testing time is up to 60 days, but only in the United States and china.
Microsoft WP project leader Qiao Beifeng (Belfiore Joe) said:
Joe North bee also said:
Cortana's voice interface combined with Microsoft BI Power technology and machine learning technology, and set up the use will be search, of course, users can choose their own search engine. But after all, Cortana belongs to Microsoft products, for which it can be through a variety of devices on the account of the user, such as PC or One Xbox account.
With the Phone Windows and running Windows 10 system on the mobile device experience Cortana compared to the apple iPhone or iPad experience Cortana absolute difference. Apple's mobile operating system to provide a limited system applications, components and third party applications integration, to limit the number of functions of its virtual assistant application.
Microsoft had also developed a digital assistant, but did not succeed. Microsoft had in 1995 and launched similar applications, Microsoft Bob. In order to be able to more easily to operate a computer, but in the end it has become the laughingstock. A few years later, the nickname Office Clippy assistant also encountered a similar fate. However, Microsoft claims that Cortana is far more powerful than its previous products. Microsoft has been running on its Phone Cortana for a year, and the launch of the Windows 10 launch desktop version.
Apple Siri mainly to respond to the request, while the Siri to the new application areas, such as CarPlay, HomeKit platform, etc.. And Google Now Google can be based on what the user wants to know to provide certain limited