1. Captainbluebanana's Avatar
    With all the videos of Cortana in action it doesnt have the voice of Cortana (from the ones I have seen) Is she not done recording for Cortana??
    04-02-2014 09:09 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm certain that more videos of Cortana in action will be available at a later date.
    04-02-2014 09:19 PM
  3. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    With all the videos of Cortana in action it doesnt have the voice of Cortana (from the ones I have seen) Is she not done recording for Cortana??
    Its actually Jen Taylor. (Halo4 Cortana's voice actress)
    Who is Cortana? It's Halo's Jen Taylor
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-02-2014 09:20 PM
  4. Captainbluebanana's Avatar
    Yes I know Jen Taylor is Cortana. But in some videos it doesnt sound like her recordings. I was wondering if Jen is done recording all the phrases and such
    04-02-2014 10:37 PM
  5. Jas00555's Avatar
    Yes I know Jen Taylor is Cortana. But in some videos it doesnt sound like her recordings. I was wondering if Jen is done recording all the phrases and such
    Nope, she's not

    https://twitter.com/jentaylortown/st...65254958936064
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-02-2014 10:43 PM
  6. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Yea im kind of disappointed, sounds like every other computer generated chick.
    04-02-2014 10:46 PM
  7. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Yea im kind of disappointed, sounds like every other computer generated chick.
    Kinda, they need to make it more human.
    04-03-2014 04:13 PM
  8. Talderon's Avatar
    Yea im kind of disappointed, sounds like every other computer generated chick.
    Kinda, they need to make it more human.
    Her responses are not robotic in the least. She speaks fluently and smoothly. You'll get to see on April 14th.
    Ankit Nawlakha likes this.
    04-03-2014 04:43 PM
  9. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I've watched the video and some things is a real voice but most of her is still computer generated witch has its good and bad points, if she was a 100% human voice she would be pretty limited on what she can say, just names of restaurants alone would take years to pre record. I'm by no means knocking it at all just a little disappointed most of her voice will be faked.
    04-03-2014 04:50 PM
  10. yehuda92's Avatar
    Relax guys, Microsoft and Jen will be doing more and more recordings as time goes on, for now its parts the old voice and parts Jen.
    04-03-2014 05:00 PM
  11. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    Hi guys. I live in Ireland and I was wondering if Cortana will have a female voice for us because Ireland and UK have this weird thing going on about woman's rights and Siri in iPhones has a male voice, does anyone know if the same thing is going to happen to Cortana? I hope not!?
    04-03-2014 05:18 PM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    Here's Joe in a video demonstrating:
    Cortana (yes!) and Many, Many Other Great Features coming in Windows Phone 8.1

    Here's Jen's tweet, saying that she's got some recording to do:
    https://twitter.com/jentaylortown/st...65254958936064

    My take? She's going to record more, and more and more of Cortana will be her voice, but there will always be the need to use computer generation, as there is no way to record every single word, in every single inflection of the voice. I believe it is going to get better over time. Remember, it is beta.
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    04-03-2014 05:50 PM
  13. Captainbluebanana's Avatar
    Hi guys. I live in Ireland and I was wondering if Cortana will have a female voice for us because Ireland and UK have this weird thing going on about woman's rights and Siri in iPhones has a male voice, does anyone know if the same thing is going to happen to Cortana? I hope not!?

    I read somewhere that Cortana has a male voice also? Dont quote me on that. But you can choose between the two. And also i think she is only available in the us for beta.
    04-03-2014 09:16 PM
  14. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    Oh yeah I know she is not gonna be out for ages in Ireland and UK but I hope they give us a choice of choosing if we want male or female. I was also thinking that since she is "based" on a character from Halo that may stop them from changing it to male. Siri was pulled out of nowhere where as Cortana is already an AI in game.
    04-04-2014 05:24 AM
  15. Jaskys's Avatar
    It will use Bill Cosby voice
    sd173 likes this.
    04-04-2014 01:58 PM
  16. Anastazja Michniewicz's Avatar
    Haha, I wouldn't mind male voice then :P
    04-04-2014 02:14 PM
  17. NawfSideWillyB's Avatar
    So is cortana coming in the dev preview? Has anyone confirmed?
    I remember reading somewhere that there are multiple voices for cortana right now just to get all the words down, but as time progresses, more and more Jen.
    04-04-2014 03:32 PM
  18. herbertsnow's Avatar
    So no Male voice. You know for the ladies.
    04-04-2014 08:30 PM
  19. sd173's Avatar
    Her responses are not robotic in the least. She speaks fluently and smoothly. You'll get to see on April 14th.
    But is she fluent in over six million forms of communication?
    04-04-2014 08:38 PM
  20. sd173's Avatar
    I've watched the video and some things is a real voice but most of her is still computer generated witch has its good and bad points, if she was a 100% human voice she would be pretty limited on what she can say, just names of restaurants alone would take years to pre record. I'm by no means knocking it at all just a little disappointed most of her voice will be faked.
    Maybe the recordings are for syllables, so almost anything could be pronounced. Except that wouldn't explain why it's still being recorded.
    04-04-2014 08:45 PM
  21. Reflexx's Avatar
    Jen Taylor is being uses for some prerecorded phrases. She hasn't finished recording all possible phonemes with a ton of different inflections. That will take a while.

    For now, MS has tried to tweak the current voice to sound a little like Jen Taylor's.
    04-04-2014 09:23 PM
  22. eruptflail's Avatar
    Digital voices aren't going to sound like real voices for a long time. The technology isn't there and Jen is going to have a hard time going through every phoneme. For example, there are several different /p/ sounds in english. Some have air with them and some don't. Then the computer needs to be told where those sounds go and when. To be honest. It's a lot of work, so only some key phrases will be in Jen Taylor's voice. Cortana is also being released as a beta, so that is another thing to be aware of.
    sd173 likes this.
    04-04-2014 09:30 PM
  23. herbertsnow's Avatar
    Digital voices aren't going to sound like real voices for a long time.
    I don't know about that. It's getting hard to figure out who's a bot when you call customer service now a days.
    sd173 likes this.
    04-04-2014 10:20 PM
  24. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    With all the videos of Cortana in action it doesnt have the voice of Cortana (from the ones I have seen) Is she not done recording for Cortana??
    Cortana is still in BETA..!!

    (oh..!! You forgot that..)
    04-07-2014 01:31 AM

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