Cortana articles

Harman Kardon teases Cortana-powered Invoke speaker

Microsoft has partnered with the audio experts at Harman Kardon to create an Amazon Echo competitor called the Invoke. First teased late last year, the Cortana-powered speaker will be capable of three primary tasks: making and receiving calls via Skype,…

Voice-based computing with digital assistants

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the era of voice-driven computing has finally arrived. Powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and deep learning, the new generation of smart digital assistants and chatbots are clearly…

Smart assistants are making progress... but slowly

When Adele sings “Hello,” people are clearly listening—to the record-setting tune of over 3.3 million album purchases in a single week. When you greet your smart device with a verbal introduction, however, well, let’s just say the results aren’t quite…