It has been reported that predictions of Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 digital assistant Cortana regarding results of FIFA World Cup matches are coming out true. Cortana has been launched by Microsoft as competition to Apple’s Siri and Google Now, and is becoming quite popular as it graces the new Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system. It seems the assistant has forecasted accurate world cup results.
Cortana world cup results forecast has been bang on. The digital assistant has so far predicted accurate world cup results, including Belgium vs US. The news has been released by Geek, which is of a belief that all of this sorcery stems from the Bing predictions engine.
Geek has been quoted saying, “This engine has been used in the past to successfully determine who would win or lose in events like American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, and now that same engine can be queried by voice thanks to Cortana. The prediction engine uses simple algorithms based on previous performance, weather, and several other elements to determine who will come out victorious, and so far that appears to have been a spot for many different categories.”
Cortana is not at all dependent on witchcraft to make the match predictions, nor can it be called as a pure chance that all the predictions so far have turned out to be accurate. This is neat trick that is likely to increase anticipation for Cortana even further.… Read the rest
US-based tech giant is likely to soon introduce its much-touted Cortana virtual assistant in the UK and China, most likely in the next few weeks. Apple has been providing Siri for its iOS devices, while Google has been offering its Google Now service for Android devices. Now, Microsoft is finally launching its own digital assistant for Windows Phone. In other words, Cortana can be termed as Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now.
Cortana is presently available only in the US to Windows phone users in the US, but the virtual assistant is just weeks away from being available to users in the UK and China, according to a Microsoft staffer responsible for managing Cortana.
Marcus Ash, group program manager for Cortana on Windows Phone, has been quoted saying on a tweet on June 15 2014 that “Making Cortana available in the UK and China will happen very soon. Weeks not months.”
He also told Microsoft-centric blog WPCentral in a separate comment that “We are in Beta and we are in the US and we know before we do anything else we need to scale and get Cortana out to more customers.”
Ash did not provide any specific details about when Cortana will roll out, but we will keep you updating once we will get to know about some development.