View Poll Results: Are you looking forward to cortana ?

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  • Yes, I love it

    306 61.82%
  • No , useless feature

    10 2.02%
  • Gimmick for me

    21 4.24%
  • Will rarely use it

    20 4.04%
  • Will Use it to show-off

    14 2.83%
  • Room for improvement

    124 25.05%
04-12-2017 04:10 PM
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  1. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Microsoft showed its digital voice assistant today at build conference . What are your impressions ? Are you impressed ?
    Guytronic, BIGPADDY and Dave Liao like this.
    04-02-2014 02:17 PM
  2. gedzum's Avatar
    Seems pretty cool with quite a lot of functionality, but I'm not sure how often I'd actually use it. It will be something I would have to try in person to gauge how useful it will be in my personal use. It looks promising though. Sometimes it sounds a bit too robotic though, so hopefully that is something that will improve over time. Obviously accuracy in voice recognition is another concern, as we saw in the demonstration.
    04-02-2014 02:56 PM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Seems pretty cool with quite a lot of functionality, but I'm not sure how often I'd actually use it. It will be something I would have to try in person to gauge how useful it will be in my personal use. It looks promising though. Sometimes it sounds a bit too robotic though, so hopefully that is something that will improve over time. Obviously accuracy in voice recognition is another concern, as we saw in the demonstration.
    there is room for improvement , it will be launched as beta
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-02-2014 03:00 PM
  4. markfirst's Avatar
    I wish it was released worldwide
    MetalFan777 likes this.
    04-02-2014 03:18 PM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    There is a lot of videos of people talking about what it can do, but very few clips of people actually using it.

    Because of the few examples of interacting with cortana, I'm skeptical of cortana. It is version 1.0 after all.

    I "typed " this with Google Now.
    selkie305 and prasath1234 like this.
    04-02-2014 03:46 PM
  6. John20212's Avatar
    Too little info to say a conclusion about Cortana yet. We have no info on real world usage, region releases, privacy controls, etc.
    04-02-2014 03:48 PM
  7. Spencer Prince's Avatar
    I want to see a faceoff between Siri, GNow, and Cortana!
    04-02-2014 05:05 PM
  8. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    "Room for improvement" was the key option you missed out in the poll ;)
    04-02-2014 05:49 PM
  9. MicrosoftFoLife's Avatar
    Since it really isn't complete, I was pretty impressed. Once the bugs get worked out, Siri and Google Now won't stand a chance.
    TusharG likes this.
    04-02-2014 05:53 PM
  10. Stadifer's Avatar
    From what I saw at the BUILD presentation it looks like Cortana is far better than I ever thought it could be at launch. It really does seem like Microsoft has managed to meld the intelligence of Google's Now Cards with the voice integration of Siri and one-upped both platforms. Seems also that, unlike Google and Apple, gives you the ability to have more finite control over what Cortana can absorb and know about you and your data.

    Big win for Microsoft.
    04-02-2014 05:54 PM
  11. Stadifer's Avatar
    I'll be curious to see if Nokia and their Windows Phone kung-fu team will be able to take Cortana and their current hardware (925, 930, 1020, Icon, etc..) and provide some Moto X style always on capabilities.

    Until I changed over to the Lumia 925 a few weeks ago I had been using a Moto X and being able to say "Ok Google Now" while driving and as a quick easy way to interact with my mobile was huge.
    04-02-2014 05:56 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I voted "gimmick" since it's not a feature I'll use. I don't even like talking ON the phone, so I won't be talking TO the phone.
    04-02-2014 06:32 PM
  13. AzmoD3uS's Avatar
    Should be pretty useful when i'm at the office, considering we use the calendar a lot and invites and all that stuff for meetings. Plus, i can show it off to impress non-WP using friends.
    04-02-2014 06:53 PM
  14. bayanii's Avatar
    For a beta, its awesome. The reminders via location is so cool. Even if you don't use it frequently, its great to have when needed. I'm still concerned about Bing vision and qr code. Voice recognition was at 90%, but its a beta. It must be awkward as a presenter and your product making mistakes. Even then, some of his sentences were pretty complex and cortana still understood. I'm excited to use it. I was sad to find out you couldn't change the name, but cortana is still a pretty awesome name.
    AzmoD3uS and DavidinCT like this.
    04-02-2014 06:58 PM
  15. neonspark's Avatar
    I expected they would show a pre-scripted voice during the demo and they did. I expected it wouldn't understand you a few times and it didn't. I expected it would be basically siri, and it was. I'm not sure if satisfied is the word. it was exactly as predicted: a copy of what's out there two years after it should have shipped. it has a lot of potential sure, but doesn't feel like a killer feature. nearly every example was already something you have on siri or google now. MSFT argued they didn't want to do the same thing so that is why they hadn't released it...well it was the same, in fact a bit less. Then again, it was all really just PR from MSFT to buy time while they were busy copying the feature from apple and google.

    I will try to use it and certainly it is better than the old "bing XYZ" which btw, freaking awful. But I was hoping they would blow expectations away. They just met them. barrely. and yeah, while some may say it is beta ETC. These are the mobile wars. You can't just ship late and match, you have to exceed.
    Moiz Mian and ohgood like this.
    04-02-2014 07:08 PM
  16. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I expected they would show a pre-scripted voice during the demo and they did. I expected it wouldn't understand you a few times and it didn't. I expected it would be basically siri, and it was. I'm not sure if satisfied is the word. it was exactly as predicted: a copy of what's out there two years after it should have shipped. it has a lot of potential sure, but doesn't feel like a killer feature. nearly every example was already something you have on siri or google now. MSFT argued they didn't want to do the same thing so that is why they hadn't released it...well it was the same, in fact a bit less. Then again, it was all really just PR from MSFT to buy time while they were busy copying the feature from apple and google.

    I will try to use it and certainly it is better than the old "bing XYZ" which btw, freaking awful. But I was hoping they would blow expectations away. They just met them. barrely. and yeah, while some may say it is beta ETC. These are the mobile wars. You can't just ship late and match, you have to exceed.
    Completely agree, the only thing I think where this excels is it combines both Siri and Google Now into one essentially. But this is very easily attainable by Google or Apple. Nothing innovative here
    04-02-2014 07:13 PM
  17. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I voted "gimmick" since it's not a feature I'll use. I don't even like talking ON the phone, so I won't be talking TO the phone.
    Sometimes it looks awkward when you try to use in public :D
    Guytronic and selkie305 like this.
    04-02-2014 08:39 PM
  18. MARKjotep's Avatar
    well if you dont want to talk.. you can type in the box and use the swype keyboard to command cortana!!
    04-02-2014 08:42 PM
  19. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    well if you dont want to talk.. you can type in the box and use the swype keyboard to command cortana!!
    How could I forgot this one , Thanks
    Guytronic likes this.
    04-03-2014 01:07 AM
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    04-03-2014 03:16 AM
  21. rockstarzzz's Avatar
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    Her voice is more soothing than that photo!
    04-03-2014 05:12 AM
  22. Ashhar Hasan's Avatar
    It would be too darn awesome if she could hold on to natural conversations like in the movie "HER".
    I will surely use it when not in public. Public use is possible only if it allows for natural language.
    04-04-2014 02:49 AM
  23. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    woah..!!
    80.58% people are in love with one girl..!! LOL..!!
    Hoss98 likes this.
    04-04-2014 03:17 AM
  24. JoneKone's Avatar
    Well, I know its not the same thing. But the holding down the "home" button gives you options to voice commands. Up in the right corner you have a question mark that allows you to browse options and app specific voice commands. I use it occasionally to send texts while driving and it works fairly good.
    04-04-2014 03:38 AM
  25. Xpider_MX's Avatar
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    The ingame model (Halo 4) is better (IMHO):



    04-04-2014 04:14 AM
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