Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa will soon talk to one another


 Microsoft and Amazon has announced a first-of-its kind partnership under which the tech giants digital assistant Cortana and Alexa will be able to speak to one another and you.

It will be available later this year, and will allow users to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, followed by Android and iOS in future. In return users will be able to access Cortana on Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show. One of the benefits of this collaboration is that users will be able to access unique features of both digital assistants.

Cortana users will be able to have Alexa shop on Amazon.com and manage their Amazon orders, control smart home devices, and acess many of Alexa's third party skills by asking Cortana to open Alexa.

Similarly Alexa users will have access to Cortana's unique features  booking a meeting or accessing work calendars, reminding you to pick up flowers on your way home, or reading your work email simply by asking Alexa to open Cortana. 

"Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us," said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in a press release. "Bringing Cortana's knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments, and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal." he added.

"There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialized skill areas. Together, their strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer and even more helpful experience. It’s great for Echo owners to get easy access to Cortana." Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, said in a press release.

As mentioned earlier Alexa and Cortana will be able to talk to each other later this year.

Ajedux Bey
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Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa will soon talk to one another Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa will soon talk to one another Reviewed by Ajedux Bey on 8/30/2017 11:00:00 PM
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