Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up with their smart digital assistant i.e Alexa and Cortana to give out a united Smart Assistant front. Which basically means that Alexa and Cortana will be able to talk to each other.
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Alexa And Cortana Collaboration
Rolling out later this year, this collaboration will allow you to access Alexa via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, followed by Android and iOS down the line. Conversely, you will be able to access Cortana on Alexa enable devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show.
Cortana users can live easier with a great shopping experience, thanks to Alexa. In turn, Alexa users will have access to some of Cortana’s most useful productivity capabilities that help people stay organized and on top of what’s important to them.
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Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, said;
Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us. Bringing Cortana’s knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments, and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal.
Jeff Bezos, Founder, and CEO, Amazon, said;
The world is big and so multifaceted. 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.
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