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"cortana" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"So all it takes a single touch to attractive Cortana for teams, but with yelling devices come from a single vendor at a right price point to meet your budget and need. You know, Doris, I think most of our readers have actually heard of ya link, but I wonder if you could tell us a little bit more about Yale link in your product line. I have a feeling some people think you sell some phones and so on, but they may not know the whole story. So getting has three main product zeros for scenario solutions of enterprise grade communication. Unified communications solution and video conferencing solution. And a personal communications solution. And why do people love you? It seems to be very popular. Yeah. The first, I can say that our products give customers excellent performance. So 20 years experience in uniform communication. 38.4% in your growth. So we are talking once it will market share. And the second is worldwide business. We have more than 140 countries every single customer satisfaction is number one in markets. And the number of three is industrial leading technology. We have more than two hundred partners in audio and a video earlier. And we focus on the investment. So our R and D investment growth is 30% in our company..
The Future of Voice Technology: Where Should It Head Next?
"Where do you see the real future of voice. I mean from your perspective not from where the industry is going from the intersections that you know you personally as a creator. Let's see going. Thanks you know this gets into an. And i think we've touched on this a couple of times that the Where it's going is not is is being propelled by industry and transactional stuff whether the different sectors such as banking and financial sector. That voice is getting developed. Just for that. Then you have health and medical and where you know solutions on complex combined with your bracelet or wearable or in the automotive sector where it's all about the voice in the car and what system you're working with We still have as we all know where you only get five choices more or less. It's like the big phone carriers. We only have alexa google. You know there are smaller players like bixby and cortana which are are still very huge but all are are still separate. There is no one voice system that that we all interact with. You must choose a domain to be an and then and then that's monetize to try and get you to transact So when i think of where voices going We still have a long way to go to. Just get to what we primarily see and tv shows and movies right now which is a type of programming. But we don't interact really on a certain fundamental simple level with our. You know you're asking about a restaurant and it tells you about puppies whereas i think that a lot of the time what what is missing in the voice sector which which is part of this conversation i wanted to have was was. Why aren't we designing for a more simple human experience. Even though we need these transactions what time is the movie. get by me matt. My tickets make it all. Transparent fluid One one voice command. And i have my tickets waiting for me up the cinema but really you know we don't deal with on an emotional level voices not advanced enough with its algorithms to know how you feel with a word like in for So i think that we have such a long way to go with designing voice for humans for being human
Microsoft shuts down Cortana on iOS and Android
"Microsoft ended support for the cortana app for ios and android globally on march thirty first lists reminders and other content created in the apps is still accessible on cortana for windows with listen reminders also automatically sent to the microsoft to do app
Microsoft shuts down Cortana on iOS and Android
"Officially pulled plug on these standalone. Cortana virtual assistant app for the android and ios platforms. This was not a surprise. Microsoft had announced. It was going to do this way back in the summer of last year which i think was fourteen years ago and honestly the company has been winding down cortana for a while. Now i think the main problem microsoft had was that it was trying to piggyback a virtual assistant on top of platforms that already have native versions of that kind of technology. Google has google assistant and of course apple has the famous siri. It's hard to get smartphone users to install a new thing. The does something their phones already do right out of the box. Microsoft gave up on. Its own windows. Phone platform a few years ago with support for windows. Ten mobile office apps fading away earlier this year. But this doesn't mean cortana is going away completely instead. Microsoft has been incorporating cortana functionality into office products so outlook word excel etc so those outlook users out there have probably already encountered this. I know i have pretty much every day. I see. I got an email from cortana giving me a summary of what my schedule is for that day. This reminds me of how google will frequently introduce a new product that will receives half hearted support from the company. And then we'll get phased out but some elements of whatever that was will eventually find their way into other google services that have a bit more staying power. I'm expecting that that's what we're seeing now with. Cortana and
Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions
"A look back at what Bill gates got right and got wrong in his book road ahead. This is based on a bill gates blog. Post talking about that stuff. And it's interesting because i had kinda forgotten this but back in nineteen ninety-five when this book was written. He was talking about What do you call digital agents. Which today we call digital assistance. Cortana syria lexus. Google assistant Was pretty forward looking. You know although he says These things are not as sophisticated as envisioned that they would you know twenty five years ago which is kind of interesting but you know what he doesn't say and i find i find this to be somewhat fastening. This book was really controversial Because when it came out it barely mentioned the internet. You know And i mean a month after this came out microsoft its giant pivot where they embraced the internet and You know announced internet explorer and a and they fully embrace the web and he actually came out with a second edition of the book that added the word internet about one hundred and fifty times just to make wa So year later almost a year later they came out with a revised version of the book. but yeah. I mean back. Then you know microsoft well you know. Proprietor proprietary software company there still thinking very proprietary so he saw the need for networks obviously and worldwide global. And all that. But i'm sure he envisioned microsoft being a gatekeeper. That thing you know at the time So that was kind of but yeah. I remember when this came out. It kind of solidified my distaste for these kinds of books. You know i. I was reading the wikipedia entry. But they're like it coulda reception is being very tepid mike. That's a good word for how this book was. Because he used a lot of management jargon and like big ideas. And i'm like yeah but tell us what you actually think about. What's going to happen next because you actually have done. A lot of comdex presentations used to tell us stuff all the terrain and it used to be great. It used to be amazing. You'd be like wow. Is that really the future. And then you read this and you're like wait. What happened between that and the book right. I mean look i. It's anyone who knows anything about bill. Gates it probably has a little bit of a problem with the tech visionary thing but i mean he did foresee the digital transformation stuff that we're that's happening today. He saw video on demand very early. They had a project tiger that was seeking to basically make net flicks back in the nineties He saw pocket computers of course Many years before we have iphones and androids and things like that. So i mean he you know but he'd been spot on the internet aware then he you. You did mention this but he is now going to write another book Which is called how to avoid climate disaster where he's talking about climate change and Yeah this this could be given what he does now with the gates foundation. I think a little more sweeping and maybe more interesting. We'll definitely be more sobering in it. Just yeah yes if we can turn off all those data centers. We wouldn't have. I told you the internet was bad. I don't know why did pay attention in one thousand nine didn't mention it back losing it. That's it's twenty five years. it's amazing. It was twenty five years ago. Nathan myhrvold Was one of his collaborators on the book which is interesting given that he went onto intellectual ventures. Yeah i still have the contents of it on my nass somewhere i of the day. Yeah don't know if it would install these days. It's probably a what they built. Probably some base thing also we have in in. This is interesting microsoft and joins apple and amazon. In saying hey so so in this court case with google. We'd really like it if you didn't share all of our data with jewel 'cause that wouldn't be great also. At and t. Comcast duck duck go oracle sonos and t mobile. Wow i just find this interesting. Because the all of these Big tech Internet anti-trust cases are all based on this notion of the gatekeeper. Right apple is the gatekeeper. I s amazon is the gatekeeper to online shopping. Google is the gatekeeper basically to the internet or the web in the idea. There is that you're searching for things. And they those companies control the search. They see what you're searching for and they can see what's popular. They can offer up their own stuff. Instead you know amazon. Does that with amazon basic stuff. They're like oh look. Batteries are selling great. Let's make batteries. Find the cheapest chinese batteries and get slap a log autumn. And we'll set. We're under price. Them will sell a million of. It's worked out pretty great right so basically no one goal to do this to us through the evidence for providing in this case the idea being that google's lawyers will see the evidence. Go back to google and say hey Apples working on this thing that you might want to know about ever and they would like the stuff to be marked as confidential not in not be something that google's lawyers could bring back to google so it'll be in gogol has said We would never do that. What do you mean. Of course not having with alaska do better say this. If it did happen. I mean we would disclose that. That'd be
"cortana" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Microsoft will end support for third party, Cortana skills on September seventh twenty twenty and in early twenty twenty one microsoft plans to discontinue the Cortana APPs on IOS an android and remove the current Cortana functionality from the first generation surface headphones and give users a twenty five dollar gift card in compensation. Microsoft's remove Cortana from the invoke speakers turning them into basically just Bluetooth speakers and those users will get a fifty dollar gift card? All right. Let's talk a little more about that twitter attack. Yeah, a lot has happened since. Since, it posted Thursday that the attack on its admin system which was earlier. This month was a phone spear phishing attack that targeted a small number of employees spearfishing means you know exactly who you're targeting and you have enough personal information about them and trusted contacts to fool them. So it sounds like the attacks or attackers spearfish a few employees to gain basic access to twitter's intranet were. Then they gathered enough information to spearfish employees who had access to the twitter account support tool, which then use to add email addresses and reset passwords to gain access to actual twitter accounts. Twitter said quote this attack relied on? And concerted. Attempt to mislead certain employees exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems and quote now earlier this morning the FBI The irs the US Secret Service and Florida law enforcement placed a seventeen year old in Tampa Florida under arrest for the fishing attack on twitter the suspect has been charged with more than thirty felony charges including organized fraud communications, fraud identity theft, and. Hacking, according to Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew. Warren. He'll be charged as an adult and may appear in court Saturday morning not clear if he acted alone at this time the seventeen year old an possible accomplices tried to gain access to one hundred thirty accounts. They successfully posted from forty five of them. They access the direct messages of thirty six of them and downloaded archive data of seven. Previously to be up to eight but they've they've now said that it's seven. And they have released the name of this person You can find it. We even have a link to the press release about we're not using it here because the person is seventeen and when we don't know who else might have acted with them, they say they're not confirming or denying that he acted alone. So they may still yet have other arrests. To go with this but quick work honestly in finding this person and I think. It makes me feel better about resisting the idea that this was some kind of state based attack or that that it was you know that they were bribing twitter employees. It sounds like these were young hackers who were really good at social engineering and that's not unusual. The the best hacks in history have been done by people in their teens and just figured out how to get somebody on the phone at twitter and lucked into tricking them into giving them access to internal tools. Once you have access to any internal tool, you can use that to leverage some kind of spoof where you appear to be somebody that you're not because you have the information, you can start gathering all this credible-sounding information..
Microsoft will shut down the Cortana iOS and Android apps in 2021
"Will end support for third party, Cortana skills on September seventh twenty twenty and in early twenty twenty one microsoft plans to discontinue the Cortana APPs on IOS an android and remove the current Cortana functionality from the first generation surface headphones and give users a twenty five dollar gift card in compensation. Microsoft's remove Cortana from the invoke speakers turning them into basically just Bluetooth speakers and those users will get a fifty dollar gift card?
Bruce Rasa - AgVoice: Voice Tech for the Farm
"Fascinating space because it seems, everyone is interested in voice. Everyone's willing to try and trial. It but we. We really here's got sparked. So about five years ago many people might remember that. Google did a public competition. For. Smart Glasses and they primarily aimed at you. Know vast majority that at the consumer market. But when I saw the device first floor in about it as a possible successor, initially compliment, but possible successor to the smartphone itself. I was really intrigued. At could be A. Very useful very practical everyday hands on tool to help people collect a saying for example in any industrial use case. And I just knew that intuitively because of Mine Akron grown up on the farm, families still farms in total like my a father brother GonNA cousins farm about ten thousand acres in western Missouri. uncles Nance also have an portrait of a forty thousand apple trees. Really Groping really neat, fascinating, rich diverse environment for for agricultural. work in the short versions observe was her hands on intense job, so when hands free tool came along I was interested tried out, so the specific origin story was. Through my name in the ring. In a you know Google did a public competition said. What would you do if you had this device? And I said well, if I had glass I would help. Farmers Growers Connect with consumers and show how their food is grown in a safe and environmentally responsible way so effectively the type of communications platform. To allow the world of agriculture to connect with the world of consumers, which usually has a lot of. Differences are GonNa Misunderstandings and the simple version is I was I was fortunate I was selected. and went through the list of the eight thousand people selected, and only five even mentioned the word agriculture. Got, this, device that has intriguing possibility, it's tested and so I actually I got the device in Los, Angeles I fully can say Missouri, and I went and test it with farmers the next day, so the first place in the world, smart glasses retested in the in the food production sector, anyway at least to general purpose, you know mass device. On Google's device was in western cooler bar. That's so cool, yeah! I think that's super interesting and you mentioned something there. You know hands busy labor intensive like that's where I think that. This is where it really caught. My attention is this. Is this notion that you know you think about that type of job? If you're a grower, you're a farmer more times than not I would imagine that you are doing things that are really. Really preoccupying yourself, but I think that as I've learned a little bit about your product, it really allows for them to continue to do the job that they're doing, but also sort of take care of a lot of different like almost like clerical work right like this is what I did today. These were the amount of bushels of apples that I picked. The right s you know kind of going like one by one and you can do this all on the go and and I. Just think that's so interesting, because clearly as you know, I would imagine that would the type of feedback that you've gotten is like this is a really positive thing because it allows me to do my job just way more efficiently than I had been doing it can. Can you speak a little bit to that idea of like how this tool serves that type of professional? Assure so a couple of examples quicken in that you know toying with the device on my whole goal was to put that. SMART glasses in a lot of people's hands, which I I got to meet with about eight hundred people over the course of a year people were from. Slightly more than twenty different countries got very diverse input and Dave. Two things came out loud and clear was. Screaming need for hands free device. NC exactly what you said was people already with a hands on job, sometimes a full professional job, not just if you will caller, but all of them have an escalating need to capture information as they're doing their job and they don't WanNa stop work doesn't sound like a big deal. Many people saying office, but this this stops ten twenty or thirty percent of their day by today's recordkeeping, which is really not frankly they're usually. They're talented their passion. But the the second thing that came out in their search was the voice recognition absolutely sucked. So these people have specialized dedicated jobs there. People could veterinarians a plant scientists agronomist. Machinery inspectors repair support in a very specific jobs. Basically, they have a very specific vocabulary or dictionary or lexicon. If you will a things they need to do the reports and pretty simple. If you if anyone listening this is tried anything with a general purpose, surface optimize for consumers be Siri. It could be google. Times Alexa Cortana. Usually those things really. Are Not optimized all for specific industrial use case yen. Okay, the second thing is. I'd observe what has happened. Ed Buried very successfully in the healthcare sector. So the quick kind of analogy there is whistling somewhat. Similar idea, but again the healthcare sector just one company alone called nuance. Brilliant job kind of from a distance think last I understood they've about five hundred thousand. Users that are doctors, nurses, health practitioners doing this thing you're talking about to invoice capture against healthcare records, so the big benefit to them is a reduction in this this overwhelming painful. recordkeeping piece so critical mandatory yet 'cause it's a major. Of Major source of overwhelming and burn out for physicians and other people in health care. And the second thing is frankly they're taking their eyes off the patient.
Can Voice AI have Emotional Intelligence? Feat. Rana Gujral CEO of Behavioral Signals
"I WANNA start off with a recent study that was done by Michael Krause of Yale. University and his research contended that the voice including both speech content and the linguistic impera linguistic vocal cues meaning hitch cadence speed and volume that accompany. It is a particularly powerful channel for perceiving the emotions of others and so he wrote that this assertion supports the central prediction tested in these studies. That voice only communication enhances empathetic relative to communication across senses. Can you speak to this at all? Why are we able to detect more empathy through voice? Yeah for sure. So first off a Weiss's are very bar. Fleischer of deducing the emotional state of mind more so than people understand and this study in particular by Professor Krausz is incredibly interesting. So let's talk a little bit about what he actually did. So basically he took a video feed of interaction and obviously there was audio as well and he turned the video off a just tried to measure the emotion based on simply the audio alone. Andy benchmark that I and he then turned up your back on and realize that you're looking at two data points. You're looking at the audio but you're also looking at the facial and you would expect that the read on emotions would become more accurate. But when he found was that it became actually less accurate and he was really surprised by that. And that's sort of pieces of the study and so thou sort of the whole study which minute think. Why is it that when I'm looking at both the visual and audio I'm actually getting a lesser read than men? I'm looking at just the audio. And so what he found was that as humans very adept at master emotions to facial expressions or not really very good at doing the same throughout the tone of voice. So if you just queuing in onto the tone of voice which is just listening to somebody on the phone. You actually have a better read on the emotional state of mind than when you're looking at the person enlisting to that and the reason that is is we sent out a lot of false alerts from facial expressions and bathrobes us off so although I'm sensing somebody something in someone's voice a facial expressions tell me otherwise and that's sort the interesting part of this whole study and so for us. The high quality data is voiced data in a variety of the use cases. We apply ourselves to provide us with a lot of data like call sanders contact centers including interactions virtual assistance where there's no visual feedback available. So not only. Is it more accurate to focus on waste but for us this more data available on voices visual data and then it adds to the accuracy? 'cause data leads to better outcomes and so those bandages provide us with a compelling differentiation from competitors because focus exclusively voice. That's kind of what we do. And the founders of this company have been researching the space for over twenty years. A lot of work has gone into the analysis poison reactions as well as the Bushland vehicles did apply behind the Watson Rashes yet and it's funny because when I read that study this was actually not the first time I've heard someone. Tell me that I had a psychologist years ago. That you can. Actually you get more honesty and more truth than a person from their voice than you do by seeing them which brings to the point right when you're talking to people sometimes. Somebody's talking to you and you're like I'm feeling this now like no no no. That's not what I'm saying like something feels off and I'm curious like do you think that that is the truth like whatever you're feeling from someone else or is that our own perception. No I think you perceptions accurate for the most part the feeling which you are. Deducing is based on a variety of factors. And I'm in. Your mind is processing the words but there's a lot more processing that's going on behind the scenes. You're doing off on the pitch on total variance in your acuity golf on the emphasis behind certain words. So let's take quick example if I ask you a simple question and You respond to be with a quick simple response. But I sent sarcasm in your voice. I'm going to take that into consideration right. Not just what you're saying how you're responding to me a what responding to me but how you're responding to me matters to me a lot because I understand your state of mind or I get a sense of his State of mind and that Jews into better. You mean what you're saying are not are you relating to my point of view So it's incredibly yes. I am personally faster by because I love this kind of psychology communication space with your company behavioral signals. Your team is answering the question. Can Machines be intelligent without emotions? What do you think about this? This is my favorite question. Because it's like it's got so many different layers to this question so I believe there are two parts to this question. I I is better. Machines can really be emotionally intelligent and the second part is whether there should be and that's a question which I guess asselot resist ethical or is from morality standpoint. Is that the right thing to do. So let's take those rights for the first part machines definitely. Can I mean one of the things that he is focused on is getting machine to do things that humans are just better at doing today but machine software systems inanimate system where you are call them they have their own superpowers for example they can process? Huge amounts of data and compute power can be dedicated to a specific task but as humans. We are distracted by a lot of different things. So you have those capabilities in a machine that can be leveraged to bring intelligent use cases to a picture and we're seeing now what we're seeing now is we're interacting with machines. Orrin bar and it's not just delegating tasks for a machine to do but actually interacting with the machine and talking to it for example we were talking about earlier like when it comes to churchill assistance like Google Assistant Alexa. Cortana were literally treating these inanimate entities as a human substitute bedridden directing that machines through Royce. We need to understand how interacted all humans? And when I'm interacting with you. I'm just saying something to me and I'm saying something back. I'm not just chewing on what you're saying. I'm also queuing on how you're saying it and trying to empathize with your cognitive state of mind and your feelings your emotions behind the words you're using and so when we're GONNA go back to the whole equation but machines I mean that erections best thing between human and machine and as a result a lot of these interactions don't really have a superior use case they're just very transactional and our goal is to provide the ability to these machines to be as good as humans than processing affect twitches or the technical term of emotion s and emotional state of mind so that they could be more relatable and how much more user engage experience for the fellow and it can be and there's a need to be for machines to be emotionally aware. Now let's tackle the should question and that's a little bit more complicated so in a way this touches on morality and I think morality is a tough question. And I don't know if I'm equipped to judge that personally but I would say that. The technology moralities are on proper disclosures about making a choice on your behalf right so by giving you the choice to experience what you want and don't want but there it serves the greater good or one-sided purpose if it is towards a one-sided purpose than yes. You're tampering on morality but if it's for a larger good that you're in the right direction but anything else you'd have a sense of discipline to be able to understand those subtle differences. Let's think about one particular thing so while we can bet on is that we are going to depend on machines more and more and that is something which is given and the second thing that we can bet on is. That machines are going to be more and more intelligence. And that's already starting to happen but if you sort of agree to those Detroit's Andy agreed Troops in mind would rather have a machine that you're interacting with and depending on which is very very intelligent emotionally aware or not emotionally aware and so that is a question when he draws ourselves to. How would you respond to that human question and that human contact's but if you think about that in the human contact me if you have a human who you depend on and who's very intelligent but is not emotionally aware? Well that is the clinical definition of psychopath. I mean so. It would be one machine cycle PATs. I want I in my emotionally. Intelligent machine would typically be more ethical and fairer rather than very diligent machine. You depend on. Who has no ability to process emotions? So that's how I feel and that's where we believe in
New York - McDonald's worker allegedly smashes coffee pot of hot water on customer's head
"A worker at a McDonald's in the Bronx is facing charges after he allegedly had a customer over the head with a coffee pot it happened late last night at one of the fast food chain's restaurants on Boston road in Cortana park east the customer reportedly split on the worker trying to climb into the restaurant would drive through window that's when twenty four year old iyman read smash the pot filled with hot water
Samsung unveils variable refresh rate TVs
"Samsung is like it's it's this is the thing that happens right. They they show us all the TV's at a in officially launched prices and dates and Blah Blah Blah. Okay so they're out there key leads. They've got a whole whole line at the very top end. They're gonNA know it. What's The big feature for? Tv's this year about this variable refreshing stoke. Yeah Right. The new to new consoles are going to have their refresh rate. It's great it solves any problems. Here's what Samsung has decided to brand very refreshing ready for this. Real game enhancer plus. It's so good. It's so good job Samsung Fair game. Enhancer like you can't just call it game enhancer because who knows what that means right. Maybe you're just like you're screwing with the colors game enhancer on galaxy phones like the worst nightmare ever. You can't get rid of it so you gotta call came enhancer plus like I'm with I'm with them. They're the plus weight because you need to differentiate it from the other kinds of game enhancers. That could possibly be so your way just to your theory. Is that so? Many people are familiar with game enhancer on Samsung phones. That they will. They will bring over that knowledge to their Samsung Television. Because it used actually don't know if it's called game enhancer first step was the point of granting the Plus. They can have the plus. Why real what is is a real game. Is it a real enhancer or as a real plus what is the real affecting and where what what would be fake in in this world in this context every time we do a story about like fixing your TV settings? Like turn off a motion smoothing. Half of the story is like here. Samsung's dumb name for the future. Here's dumb named for the future. It's like how did we end up in this place? They had a meeting then a meeting where they named it. Something in Korean and they had a meeting where they named it. Something English and in Spanish. They had to localize the name. The ship it all around the world dozens if not hundreds of people have encountered the phrase real game enhancer plus in dozens if not hundreds of languages and they're like yes fun companies. Absolutely if anyone works. It's just like to let me just run around and see how it works. I would. I would be so happy. I two quick points to make one is. I think already mentioned this. But on a different episode but The new the HD two point one. Sounds like they'll have like a mode. It will negotiate game mode for you. It will ask your television. Go into lay low. Latency go into your real game or whatever you think that. Do you think that the xbox will like the xbox plugs into over two point one two Samsung TV and xbox says hey? Tv IN SAMSUNG SAYS. Hey xbox and xbox says hey can you turn on that? Game Odin Samsung's like which one I'm not sure. What do you call it Samsung? It's like you know we see I call it enhanced penciled plus it's like so embarrassed it's shuts off like instead of doing like the link negotiation using binary or hacks. It's actually just like big spears talking to Cortana in natural language. Feel shame. That's how the new. That's how I see my two point one works. My second point is that time is an allusion and therefore variable refresh rate is probably closer to reality. It's happening well you can. You're going to be able to buy the TV's this year you'll be able to buy the consoles. And I it's here actually. We have not talked about enough. This is a very is. It is one of those things that no one will pay attention to because it's so nerdy but will actually make everything from like smart. Tv INTERFACES TO VIDEO Games a thousand times
Microsoft drops Cortana consumer skills in new Windows 10 update
"Cortana Cortana who knows Cortana. If you use windows you might know you might not. You might know that there is a voice. Assistant built into windows called Cortana. There are some of US foolish enough. We bought a Cortana device. Little Tower that you can talk to just like a echo except this one from harmon cardon. It's called the invoke. It's the only one ever made. I should save it as a museum. Piece it's not going to be much good anymore. Because according to Windows Central Microsoft has announced that a new cortana experience. But that narco is on the way. And it's not going to do. It's not gonNA play music. It's not going to turn on your lights. It's not going to control your Microwave oven some consumer skills Microsoft says including music connected home in third party skills will no longer be available in the updated. Caro- CORTANA experience in windows ten basically Cortana. Which has been slowly hobbled month after month year after year by Microsoft? I think they had high hopes they wanted to be the next Siri or ECHO. Or maybe the next Google assistant realized that it was a little too late for them to get into the game. And so they're now making it just a productivity tool you could say hey. Koko Open Windows Word Microsoft Word or so then the new so it's it's unclear. They're becoming a productivity based assistant. We're excited says Microsoft. Of course they are going to say we're depressed at the failure of Qatar. No there were excited about is how these updates to Cortana will help you stay on top of things save time and do your best work if you have a speaker. Microsoft's clarified That that invoked speaker you can still play music and if you use the CORTANA APP for IOS and android anybody. Anybody already got Google assistant in Syria. I don't know why anyway if you do that will work. The same is just that the CORTANA APP on windows ten. We'll be we'll be stripped
Microsoft is killing off music, smart home, and third-party skills in Cortana
"Long march towards changing what Cortana is for continues Microsoft announced that Cortana skills including music connected home and other third party skills would no longer be available in the upcoming updated. Cortana on windows ten instead. Cortana is continuing to focus on. Productivity some of Microsoft's top skill immigrations included Xbox Fitbit Phillips You spotify and Samsung's smart things all going away in the next update but Cortana is get down to business so there'll be things don't worry about Cortana. She'll be fine.
First Aid Advice from your Smart Speakers
"Here and I want to tell you about using your smart speaker for first aid information. This is a Canadian stadium. I want to tell you a little bit about the result of this. This was done out of the University of Alberta. And what they did was. They looked at the four common voice assistant so Lexi Google Home Siri and Cortana and they asked at one hundred twenty three questions about thirty nine different. I eight topics and they compare that to what is generally accepted guidelines from the Canadian. Red Cross comprehensive guide for First Aid. And what they found was that Google and Lexi were the top two performing voice assistance and Google actually outperformed Lexi a little bit the numbers there for Google home. Were Ninety eight percent accuracy as far as recognizing the topic and providing advice Within the guidelines was about fifty six percent of the time the complexity of the response was right at a grade. Eight level for lexi. Lexi recognized the topics ninety two percent of the time and gave advice nineteen percent of the time that matched with the accepted advice and the responses were rated at an average grade ten level for. Siri and Cortana. The results were so poor that they actually couldn't even analyze it. So That's interesting You know those numbers on one hand depending on you look at it. They might seem low on the other hand. They might seem high for me. Personally I actually interpret these as being quite positive because we are so early on in the voice technology industry that I think this is only going to get better and the fact that we already have these types of numbers so early on is actually a good thing now. I'm not saying that you need to or you should rely on this for your first aid advice but if you are in a pinch and you want to at least get a little bit of ice. This may be an interesting way to go about getting it. So I'm sure these numbers are GONNA improve. We'll have to keep an eye on this But there you go so for now. If you really in a pinch maybe talk to your voice system and find out what to do about a
Meet Emma, The Immigration Chatbot
"Our guest today. Is Courtney wind chip who the division chief of the Digital Services Division at the office of Citizenship and applicant information services under the US citizen and immigration services. USCIS hike Ernie. Thank you so much for joining us on the podcast today. Thanks for having me. Yeah welcome Courtney and thanks for joining us. Today we'd like to start by having you introduce as yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at US CIS. Sure happy to do so. So as you mentioned. My Name's Courtney I'm with. US citizenship immigration services that we oversee the lawful immigration and naturalization in to the United States so this includes any family employment or Humanitarian Ryan benefits that an individual may apply for in order to enter remain in the United States. My current role is as a digital services division cheap and we we oversee all of the public visual tools that we have which includes very USCIS website English and Spanish as well as websites. Thanks for citizenship. Resources as well as they are five and we are awesome building out account services. This is an area of the web that is cure that it allows for online transactions and other support services that allow individuals to self service and provides a bit more precise information. So that's my permanent role. I am in an acting role as well where I oversee. Data Management in our office of chief data offers great. Well I know one of the reasons why we're having you on this podcasts. Of course because we're focused on artificial intelligence and one of the patterns that we talk a lot about is one of those seven patterns of a I is this conversational pattern and the US deployed employed. Recently one of the most widely used chat bots in the federal government called. Ask Emma and I know that website is very highly heavily traffic traffic website and of course also feels a lot of phone calls. People are definitely very enthusiastic about contact regarding immigration immigration status lettuce so for our listeners. Who may not be familiar with? Ask Emma and what you're doing on the chat bots. Can you tell us a little bit about that and how that came to be yeah. Emma started in December number twenty fifteen and is the first interactive virtual assistant to date. She has successfully responded to more than thirty five million inquiries for more than eleven million users. So we're very very excited about that. And she has a success rate of about ninety three percent in English and ninety percent in Spanish so she has become a very useful tool for many of our applicants and the general public. I give you a sense of her usage versus some of the other things things we receive about fourteen million calls from and all of our digital tools. Together you have about twenty five billion sessions for months so you can see. She is a highly traffic pool that we rely on very heavily and she has grown and expanded her knowledge over the years. So right now she has an. I don't know right that hovers between eight to ten percent English. And we're hoping to get that down even lower over coming years. And as we continue to train her and we also see her as a great tool to collaborate with our external stakeholders as well as internal stakeholders so initially she a trained with our adjudicators our case managers review cases and our contact center staff over time. We had her trained also with the public and now she has a ton of information and then in more recent years we've also integrated her with live chat services so she's continuing to the pills than where she doesn't have goals. We are now able ambition to from live help services. Yes that's a lot of inquiries every month when you said those numbers I was like. Oh my Guinness so I can see how a chap can be very useful and now that you've had 'em for a few years. I'm sure that there's a lot that you've learned and as you said you continue continued to improve and try and get her. I don't know right up. So for other agencies that are looking to deploy chat bots and industry as well for that matter. What lessons have you learned both good and bad from this experience that you can share with our listeners so we obviously learned many many lessons along the way you know? Some of the lessons that I think are important than have have been really key for us are clever. Aiding and Co creating from the outset so working as I mentioned with our internal and external stakeholders the really develop develop tour of that is all and also has allowed us to think about ways in which we can leverage technology as best we can so five years ago how we were using chat bots is very different and the investments. We're making this very different than than some of the technology available now so I think allowing us to find a lot of the tools that are available right now row for better automation and content management. And that's something that we have struggled with over the years and I would recommend the folks that if they can consider that and consider how also how transferable it'll may be based on the technologies they're trying not to lock into length solution Shen but really be able to use a variety of solutions meet their needs and also how that could integrate with other efforts that they have that they've prioritized of the years. Yeah look at Chat bots and conversational systems of all sorts kinds that are built until websites but also texting and messaging and even now the new voice assistance on Alexa and Siri Google home and all those places in Cortana and they may be thinking about the return on investment. Right a lot of folks like well. Why would use the Chat Bot well hopefully to reduce call volume maybe to improve customer support and service maybe to respond to requests? When you're not usually open right the the offices are closed and I think you know there's lots of different ways of thinking about an inmate? It'd be interesting to share from your perspective. You know where and how you know the Chat Bot in specific and maybe more generals barrels having a big impact on the way that you're serving customers and just both in terms like where are you seeing the return on investment now but also looking towards the future are you looking at its future. Roi and maybe ways that you're looking to expand the use of chat bots and AI. In general in the next few years got excellent questions. I think our biggest a school has been how to create more space for our case workers to focus on complex immigration issues news and reviews rather than some of the more basic questions like K.. Status or processing time but we receive on a day-to-day basis so allow Emma and other tools to provide that information to the public and ideally get them. It's timely accurate information as quickly as possible on their timeframe right as opposed to having to rely on when contact centers opened lower case workers to focus on the more complex cases and where needed having to have the in person interaction. So I think that's where we've seen value. I mean it's something I will say is a phrase. We thought Emma would produce call volume. We find that and I think one of the things that we are looking. We've been carefully examining over the last couple of years but particularly I I was saying last six to twelve months is how'd we most effectively use the channels that we have available to the public for inquiries are customer. I'm Craig Channel and that we may in fact start to make some really tough decisions about what channels are available for. What purpose and really start to nudge? The people into certain types of tools or resources so that they can get the best information that we have available and allow again our team. Focus on the case Orca. Though you know it's interesting that you said that Emma didn't actually reduce the call volume. I guess people use her as first line of Defense and ask her certain questions but then at the end of the day maybe they still want that human interaction so have you found that it's reduced call volumes for certain types of questions or is that a goal that you're looking to the have in the coming years that's a goal. We are looking to have in the coming year so right now. She provides some basic information about K status and processing assessing times in particular which are the areas. We get the most inquiries about gloves things like changing your address. But I think what we're trying to do is use a similar functionality. optionality that Emma has used that in a more secure environment authenticated environment
Microsoft Is Adding Cortana To Outlook
"Microsoft is adding Cortana to outlook for us in the US with android set to get it in spring among the features features you can ask Cortana to play my emails and then you can tell the cortana archiving email or flagging email you can also have cortana read your calendar invites you'll need to wear headphones in order to take advantage of these features Cortana also comes with a male sounding voice option now along with upgrades to make both the female and Dan male voices sound sound more natural Cortana will also create a daily email that summarizes meetings and important documents. That's that's an email it's not something that's going to read to you it's just going to the the agent will send it to you and new scheduler feature let's you see see cortana into an email thread and tell Cortana to set a meeting at the location time and duration you you want or even just say find a time when all of us on this thread can meet you know Microsoft sort of downgrading Cortana into something that was you know mostly for the workplace and we're gonNA build it kind of going to focus building into windows and all that stuff these are welcome changes if you're a Cortana Fan if this is something assistant that you use these are really welcome changes would probably take a little bit of you know it getting used to the idea of you know adding Cortana to an email and then you know telling her later to do something this or that but it's it's cool is this I used to use an intelligent assistant to schedule meetings it worked most of the time I imagine Microsoft has improved on that that was like three or four years ago now and so I think that could be a huge time saver
Voice in Canada - Amazon Voice Interoperability Initiative
"Amazon has started voice assistance on a single device to give you an example of some of the companies that have agreed to this initiative will of course Amazon for Lexi Microsoft for Cortana and there are a bunch of other ones as well and the idea behind this is that they want to make the devices compatible with multiple voice assistance so that a person is not necessarily limited to one voice assistant they may find that one voice system is better for certain uh-huh and another one is better for others and Amazon has actually taken the initiative to do so what's interesting is that the companies that are not part of this voice interoperability initiative are Google Assistant Apple Siri and Samson bixby the other big big ones why that is we're not sure but I think is still be very interesting to see how this develops over time for now I think it's a great idea it shows that Amazon is very thinking and they recognize that they're not the only voice assistant and well time will tell how this how this plays out very interesting news development so if you have multiple choices since you may be able to use multiple voices on a single device in the future all right take care talk to you that brief cast dot
Daniel Kish, the Real-Life Batman
"Is a story of Daniel Kish and I don't know why I looked at you who this is and he was born in nineteen sixty six and Montebello California Oh yes we still alive and so we get we get the sad part out of the way I okay my mind is actually uplifting but at the beginning though when he was only thirteen months old he had to have both of his eyes moved because of cancer cancer in the eyeballs yeah yeah and I actually built a website back in the day for an eye cancer specialist and his name was Dr Finger let me put my finger and I had to put all these pictures of nasty cancer there's like twenty different types of cancer he had to have his is wrong but I can't imagine how grotesque those pictures of some of them are awful and some of them were not and you being a contacts and glasses where I put you freaked out I would I would start seeing reverend my look in the mirror it'd be like you could just start projecting it so well Daniel's parents knew that his blindness would pose significant challenges obviously and they knew that fear might compromise his ability to face those challenges well as Daniel grew to face expanding world of increasing complexity designed and I think some of this stuff is really interesting designed by cited people foresighted people and you never really think about that because I just go day to day but don't really think about the road was pretty burping pretty much designed by sighted people you know which is really sad you know when you think about nick how many places even though it's illegal but like don't have Braille and stuff like that even though like I said it's illegal to not do that true and I think just like in our defense a lot of just don't think about it it's not like we're being intentionally mean how abundant absolutely not it's not something we think about because we are very privileged to have take my books I honestly until right the second I've never thought about them being in Braille so each nothing bad well Daniel films each drink he and lead to leverage his own capacities efficacy is by engaging and managing networks of visual support from those around him now this is really interesting he observed many times that asking for cited help can and often does lead to dependency in passivity among black people and so he's basically you start asking for help too much I guess you start depending on that help and then you're kind of a slave decided people it's a codependence that's a CO dependency exactly so resolve not to let this hold him back Daniel Learn to maintain his autonomy while engaging support from others when needed by remaining active vigilant and true to his own abilities now here's where she gets real how did he do this fake here's what she gets fake it all started with a click can you guess where I'm going with this his double clicked are you doing my Cortana that's-that's like I was thinking to within months of losing his is it'd be claimed clear to those around to the Daniel was learning to discern oh it became clear lear her to discern the nature and location of objects well beyond his reach listen to this by clicking his tongue on the roof of his mouth or clapping his hands and listening to the patterns the information that echoed back to him Daniel began to construct images in his brain echo-location of near and distant surroundings that allowed him to navigate freely who is beginning to see in a new way so there's a human bath exactly called the Human Batman I didn't say nothing about this story yeah yeah and I was like I didn't think this was Hossa didn't think humans had that kind of caring or capability I mean think about this I mean as we know in studies and stuff that if you lose one and one of your senses your other sentence become enhanced yes about anything other than the extent exactly so the reflect could sound patterns are like camera flashes in the dark or as he calls it flash sonar imprinting his mind with sort of three dimensional fuzzy geometry of his surround things with this process Daniel can recognize a narrow poll from several meters away describe his surroundings in vivid detail and scan the main feature of a building from several hundred yards or meters away in the pitch black of night so you think about it he actually has an advantage at night because you know we can't see sound waves still come back take this guy camping that's true that'd be so cool but I would imagine like all the examples it says she can recognize a narrow pole several meters away it's like he's like this is his strip club sample like the three likes to go he can find those strippers unless it's too greasy can't like a bio or ECO. Paul is that a thing I wonder if he can tell like if the stripper to him as hot or not like based on this sound waves coming back base that just on her voice okay yeah that's true that's true so now gets even crazier right years later in a series of groundbreaking scientific brain scan studies that Daniel helped to design these images were discovered to be the result of the echoes. Activating visual CORTEX or the part of his brain responsible for seeing through a staggering twist of neuro plasticity that has since late new ground worked for multiple fields of Science Daniels ears have become his eyes so whenever he's doing that it's actually stimulating visual part of his brain so he's actually seeing so I was like what in the heck is happening and that's why he really has earned the title of the Real Life Batman that's amazing yeah yes so as the darkness around him receded Daniels Freedom to understand and relate to his world on his own terms blossomed his whole body from head to toe became live antenna every sensation in providing critical contribution to his perception and navigation no resource of information or adaptive strategy was left untapped by Daniel or his parents practice that has come to characterize his approach to every situation and endeavor
Benchmarking the Voice Assistants
"Hello and welcome to the AI today podcast. I'm your host Kathleen. Mulch and I'm your host. Ronald smells are so on today's Today's podcast. We're going to talk about a report that we've recently released. That's actually the second version of a report that we released last year. which is an update to our voice assistant benchmark mark and you know we always thought it was funny? You Talk to these voice. Assistant like Amazon selects are apple or Microsoft Cortana or Google Home Google assistant device vice and sometimes they give remarkably good answers and good results and sometimes they just don't right right and sometimes they give out interesting results as well. You're like why would you give this as an answer sometimes if you ask black color of the rainbow or something and talks about black how my soul is going off on a tangent like go out that my child thinks it's funny but what we realized that we know that the technology that powers voice assistance. There's actually two parts right. There's the part that like tries to understand what you're saying like converts the Audio Way Form into words right or at least tries to and then at some point in trying to understand well. What do those words mean and tries to? I understand what you're intending and then generate some sort of response back and they're actually two different things right. There is the text to speech speech to text and natural language processing and there's the whole natural language understanding and we're we're like well. That's the part we care about the most because we know that these devices are getting better at understanding what we're saying right right and so we actually decided that we weren't going to test it on its ability we to understand what the human was saying so to take away any ambiguity with this benchmark and to make sure everything was fair. We ended up using a voice generator raider and we did that with last year's benchmark as well. We think it worked really well so we did it again so just to back up a little bit here. What we're talking about is that last year we put together a benchmark where we ask in a series of eleven sets of questions roughly ten questions each we ask these voice assistance using voice generator to avoid accents and variable pitch or whatever we ask a series of questions and a bunch of different categories and what we try to ascertain here rather than the quality of the natural language processing were trying to basically figure out are these systems systems actually intelligent assuming that like maybe even if we just typed in the question so that we take all of the variability of didn't understand the way for him even if you did that can the system actually understand what you're trying to ask and provide an answer and that's what we wanted to test was the intelligence behind the voice assistance. which actually aren't the devices themselves at all? It's actually the cloud based systems that power these devices and the other things that are from these organizations right so this year we expanded the benchmark and Mark Little and we asked twelve sets of questions for one hundred twenty questions towed Jordan forty four because we had a couple of part important the roughly about one hundred red and twenty two hundred and in that we tested four voice assistance which we found are the most popular that's why we tested them so it's Amazon Alexa Google Assistant Google Home Apple Siri and Microsoft's Cortana and we wanted to ask the question and get the answer to just how intelligent is as the AI back end and as mentioned yeah. That's really what we're testing and so these questions really get to. We'll talk about the different kinds of questions that we're asking and what we were trying to get on them. It's not like we really wanted to know. How many doughnuts are there in a box of a dozen donuts. I think it's Sorta like that's something you ask three year old. Hopefully give you an answer. That might be a little hard carver three. Maybe but the idea is like what you really want to know is. Can these systems take apart the question understand first of all. What is it that you're asking about? Okay how many okay so it's asking awesome for quantity and then you'd have to listen to the rest of the sentence and realize that you're it's something in the sentence you're asking for and it turns out. That's actually kind of a hard thing to do. Because first of all you can't program program that because of the literally infinite number of ways that people can combine words together so has to be machine learning there has to machine learning answer to this right. That's for those follower our podcast machine learning as a way of teaching computers to do through examples and data and not through programming right the fastest definition. You'll hear anywhere but we're actually really testing those machine learning earning models. That's what we're really trying to figure out right right and so that's why we wanted to make sure that the voice didn't matter and so we were testing
"cortana" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Is that they can hover over the ATV they fly had the dock and a couple of different places on the vehicles for other drugs even have cameras that connect via wifi and show you what's ahead from the year that she might not be able to see a ground level it's very very innovative we're talking like off roading in style but here's the thing it's only a concept vehicle right now so I'm not really sure that it's actually going to be making it into production but still gives new meaning to high beams doesn't it. all right future texts such as augmented reality an artificial intelligence they're making their way to the real Lympics next year in Tokyo out technology called three the athlete tracking places and augmented overlay behind runners to track their progress now commando community members can see what I'm talking about with this video released by Intel as the Olympic runners are sprinting down the track. a real time overlay will show up on your TV screen right above each athlete displaying their names at exactly how fast moving behind them a call for trail it fluctuates of that changes in speed to the system uses four cameras along with algorithms that analyze the athletes movement now this isn't the only smart tech is headed to the twenty twenty Olympics last year NEC announced plans this big facial recognition system for three hundred thousand or so attendees of course is B. as a way to say enhanced security but we're not really sure that that whole system is Justin has things for them a lot but also we're going this way is virtual reality may remember the last Olympics the V. our systems didn't really work compound has used to so we can say that that was not really any gold medal winning tech all right let's move on to video games I'm sure you know someone who plays these games in your life now the big excess rear really wants is a whiz bang gaming chair now there are some special chairs and sit on the ground others have speakers built in but if your kid arrest you for our future tech gaming chair called the predator throw knows air just say no until you get in this thing into your house to be a major undertaking let alone find a place to put it so basically it's just the steel frame bees made by a user that surrounds a chair inside that you can hardly see a large arm extends from the back of the chair over the front and mounts for three monitors so let's just assume for a moment if you have a whiz bang gaming computer let's assume that surely have three monitors I say that because of this chair all by itself costs are you reading. fourteen thousand dollars oh my gosh so I bet then intend to switch that they S. for doesn't sound so bad anymore does it. no problem with that. all right picture the scenario by you perfect car couple months go by Zillow the car but the colors just on doing for you tomorrow you really wanted blue but she said no I'm gonna go out on a limb and get avocado green well one day changing the color car might be as easy as changing you're sure to see a team at MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory they've developed re programmable color changing egg. they make special dies into a solution that can be sprayed onto another object and not just a car could be a pair of shoes it's actually really slick as my commander community members can see and here's how it works after you spray the object with the solution it gets put into a box with the projector and UV light next you map the color you want and then the UV light is used to activate or deactivate the colors of the ache and it's not just solid colors it could be like full on designs and patterns the only thing if you don't like the outcome no problem you just start over now keep in mind of this project ever hits mainstream it's gonna be things for like clothing and shoes very small objects but change your car isn't that far away Ford is already taking an interest in the color changing ink I mean after all. Henry perfected the color black in Ford's down to a tee. all right and welcome to a brand new fun feature here on the camp commander show something that were calling Kim's trivia teaser or tech trivia every week I'm gonna present you with a question about the history of tech and you have to promise me that you're not going to go with the answer or ask Alexa or Siri or Cortana to help you out tried to do it yourself because a lot of the take we take for granted these days is older than you might think so this week let's go back in time the year nineteen sixty five Lyndon B. Johnson is president the sound of music is in theaters what a great movie that was the number one song and see if you can remember about it's a what is the number one song is I can't get no satisfaction by the rolling stones isn't that funny that they're still playing them concert today alright so you can you picture it is that also the year that we saw a milestone in technology tech that no one would even know about for years fast forward to today it's everywhere so what tech milestone happened in nineteen sixty five are you ready was it a the first email is sent. he the first touch screen was developed or see the computer hard drive was invented okay once again nineteen sixty five the first email was sent. or was it the first touch screen was developed or was it the computer hard drive was invented stick around for the answer which will have by the end of this hour. alright let's talk about your home and listen to this crazy fact that the F. B. I. recently released on average a burglary happens every twenty three seconds my guesstimate that every twenty three second somebody's get robbed even so only one of five homes has a security system don't be that one in five Homer right get protected with my top choice that's simply say I looked at all of them folks in simplisafe uses technology deliver leading edge security services so like for example when other home security systems are triggered well a lot of the time the police just sit back and they said it's probably just a false alarm we got other things in the call goes to the bottom of the list all right not was simply save simply save uses something that they called video verification technology which is able to visually confirm break ins hello I'm pleased.
Microsoft admits humans can listen to Skype, Cortana audio
"Microsoft continuing to continuing their human listening program in recent recent weeks reports have emerged that apple google amazon facebook and now microsoft all have audio recordings from their various services reviewed by human contractors actors to assist in the development of virtual assistant slash a._i. This includes skype and cortana as far as i know from microsoft's side some some of these groups as far as i know have said okay. We're gonna stop this. I believe apple said that they started with amazon started with them on and then google and and then apple was like hey. We do that too but we stopped
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"I think a little mistakes, then everyone's going to make mistakes like the GDP are is obviously a fairly onerous requirement. They're going to be mistakes, and not going to be malicious mistakes Microsoft's part. They're going to be oversights, but ever, they'll fix those things. But I mean every big any big company with lots of customers is gonna run into something, but in Microsoft's case, there public faces so positive, and so correct. And I just don't see them ever having issues with this kind of stuff, interesting. Well, I also think part of the reason Microsoft's, not under scrutiny. Is there not a monopolist anywhere anymore? No. Yeah. Right. It's then damn Lennox go after. Linas. Torvill. Guy go after them go after him, they embraced it WFL. I know. I put windows back on my think ped- 'cause I wanna have the Nixon. Still some news for you coming up. Oh. Citing signing citing Tokyo. Actually, you know, so I it's funny because I did just reinstall windows ten on, my think pedic's X Y, extreme. And so I saw those settings. You're talking about Paul before it says you want Cortana, I felt loan route, but I said, no, right? Yeah, it doesn't do any actually because I still have a. I don't understand what do the Cortana icon remains in windows. Actually remains in what does nineteen o three as well. They've separated from search the difference is it's I, I believe if you say, no, it's not tied into your Microsoft account doesn't help the personalization. So I always say since I don't have personalization. I can't help you. Yeah. So I turn it off. I just get rid. I never used Cortana. Here's a power show. I haven't yet gone through my power shoals commands to get rid of all that stuff. But there's a good way to get rid of you, even the box. I mean, there's just it's says if it never existed and on, you know, initially, I thought, oh, this'll be nice to have a voice assistant. I never use it. No. Never. You know, again, when Microsoft jumped off a cliff with windows, eight, and we're going to go mobile and touch, I.
"cortana" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"Business product to say, you know, what why should we try to compete with the greatest AM? Is in the world when we can just simply make our operating system and software the most open in the world to whatever a voice assistant that you're using. That's that's a really good thing. That's exactly what Intel has done although yesterday on at build they did have a video of continuous conversation with Cortana but couple of big differences, one Google was alive demo with an actual person holding a phone to it was a woman walking through her day, her agenda, her meeting schedule, it was very business focused for Microsoft for Google. It was let me show you pictures of my last trip, and you know, obviously, they both could do either. But I think it's a I think it's pretty clear from a consumer point of view that people are going to want what Google does I think it's very telling that we are perfectly. We I say I almost naturally say whenever there's a microphone in my presence wherever it is. I always say Elia, and I always say. Always say Shlomo. But I I say Cortana without without any mental. Nobody. No. Nobody's begging stop saying Cortana. Not yet when it comes to a I and this digital assistant thing the the race to be the best. You know, like you're saying it comes down to Google Amazon. Really who are the ones that are making smart home speakers that are the most popular. It's those two companies. Apple only makes a home pod. Is there any windows? Harman kardon. It's called the. When you think about what makes a smart assistant, really important to people. It's it's that speaker on their phones, it's a little less important because you can just do it on that. So I'm thinking that in in this situation, Amazon and Google there. They have multiple smart speakers out on the industry, and that's why they're trying so hard to be the best at what they're doing. And why they're working with so much. But I don't think that in terms of who's going to buy the next apple product versus who's gonna buy the next Google products. I think they're so different that apple is not assuming that because the Google assistant is better than the assistant that you won't buy an iphone for it. So they're not working. It's hard to meet that STAN Google stuff is available on your will be available on your iphone. Although Google today announced that they have it was a two and a half billion active devices, which is almost exactly double what apple announced in its analysts. That there's a big difference. They remember that two and a half billion devices equals, like the blister pack phone cell for all of them are collecting data, regardless of how much it cost most of the Marquette. So they have a lot more inputs, actually. Well, let's see we'll talk about the quarterly results the second quarter results because when we parted last week Lori and Rene were about to launch into a marathon analysts call, and I'd like to know what they thought so Google question before sure the one thing I thought was really interesting is the way that they positioned the pixel three a like if I was on. It would have come out and said, look we made the pixel, and it's obvious that a lot of more of you want access to that technology, so many the pixel three, but they decided of sort of blame higher end phones for some of the pixel woes and talking about how they could make a cheaper fallen. But at that point when they start saying, you know, we don't need the hardware. We can do it all on software. I just want to ask why why not just release that camera app? Then because they're they're like third party ports of. It to other phones people are saying rooks. Great on my polka phone, in fact, three does not have that dedicated DSP ship. Yeah. That the more expensive big brother has and yet I was looking at data bones review in the verge. He had a early version in his review was off embargo soon as they announced it he said it's every bit as good the cameras..
"cortana" Discussed on This Week In Google
"Thirty six percent to a TV or smart home device. It's not a speaker president. Yeah. Almost third to vehicle. Up. Yeah. And fifty two percent of their interactions are. Voice skills. Our actions through smart, home speaker like for instance. Hey, Cortana play morning edition, which by the way, say out loud. Because I don't think anybody in our audience is going to. Is actually gonna is actually going to be affected by that. The most popular digital system may be different than you think. Microsoft's plug right here. Well, they're not going to say, although the Amazon is widely known and advertised in the US, it is perhaps the prising Lee, the not most the most popular one Siri and Google assistant are tied for thirty six percent because they're on the phones. Yeah. Echo twenty twenty-five percent because you have to buy an echo thing. Yes. And look Cortana is on there. With nineteen percent. Crystal. People who are using that's bizarre. Maybe they're talking to their windows on windows. We always forget people like my forgetting, the fathers were still on a, oh, well, I don't in fact, I actively remove it for windows installations. I do too. But you know, I actually was playing with someone who are playing with someone's computer, and they had it, and it was actually really cool because I said I was like. I asked Cortana to open a spreadsheet and she did. So it was kind of it was a little weird because that's not what I'm used to doing. And I wouldn't bitch. But once you get into the habit. I could see it becoming really compelling. Do that already hit windows key type the name of the spreadsheet return elope in it. So to me since my hands are keyboard. And it's a more direct way of doing it. But I could see the value of that, you know. Yeah. You're busy. Yes. Back how much how? So. So how much does become a part of everybody's everyday life in your your predictions is. I think it's going to become part of almost everyone's everyday life. I think because it's on phones because it's so easy to use even people who don't have a smart speaker. They're going to search for information via voice, and I think that's already proven out. They talk about like how people are using this today. Most people use it for searching for a quick fact. That's they say it's sixty eight percent here that jives was how people are using the echo, although the Amazon echo, the most popular use case is still setting kitchen timer timer. Some of the things like asking for directions. I do that all the time on my phone, and I'm sure you do too. I say navigate to the twit studios or whatever. Yeah. In. I was actually surprised forty seven percent of people use it for searching for business. So if you think about again, the such a direct interaction, you know, hey, g where's the nearest? Jiffy lube to me. You know, there's there's a lot happening in the back end and the voice comes out with its fourteen miles away. Do you want me to navigate to you or navigate to there? And you say, yes. And then poof, all of that has happened without a chance for an ad, right? I would I would kiss that the creators of these technologies are happy very happy with the trajectory. It's not taking the world over yet. But it's enough. It's enough critical mass. So that when the technology gets better they're going to have enough people who will be using it to then tell everybody else. Oh, wow. You gotta try Cortana are echo or whatever. It's it's amazing. Smart. Home speaker ownership Mificantly. Twenty eighteen com..
"cortana" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"And if you're looking to start your own business, we get those phone calls a lot here on the Kim Komando show is that of course, you all know about smart speakers, you have Alexa, Cortana and you have Google home. Well, billionaire Mark Cuban came out this past week. If you don't know who he is. He's the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA, one of the investors that's on the show shark tank and just a really good guy. Entrepreneurs been around for many many years is that the big money can be made writing skills for Alexa, or Google assistant. He says they're quote dying for help job writing skills could get you anywhere from twenty five to forty dollars an hour. On the high side. And that's about eighty grand a year. Now too shabby. So if you're looking for a job that might be worth checking out if you're okay to be pulled into somebody's ecosystem. I wouldn't put all my eggs in that one basket just to let you know. And as far as Mark Cuban just want to say like, I can send them Email and Mark response, isn't that cool? It doesn't coming up. We have our digital life hacks tip that you don't wanna miss and back to the phones we go with Cody and Texarkana, Texas, low their Cody. Doing fantastic. What's going on in Texas? It's hot one day cold the next, you know. How can I help you today, sir? I'm reaching out trying to get the word out on what's happening to me. It's a. Weird situation doesn't research, and I think I'm being gang stalk chronically harassed. I knew nothing about this up until about a week ago too. What leads you tell us Cody, give us give us some examples of what has happened. All the daily basis like I just went and did I went fishing with my son. Just now just now got back and what these people do. People because I have no idea who it is. They they disrupt your routine as far as like, obviously getting in your way, like when my son was fishing like fifteen people just come into this crowded all the way around us. And that kind of stuff happens everywhere. I go. There's a lot of harassment on the role on driving and. It's okay. All right. So I'm trying to understand so so you're you're fishing with your son. Okay. There's nobody else there. Whether it'd be people they're all of a sudden people just basically their objective is to disrupt your routine what you're doing to try to annoy. Okay. So then all of a sudden, so do the fifteen people just circle you. Well, it was it was a family and a bunch of their kids and their kids just they they come through. And that's usually what happens, okay, sir. So give me give me another example, Cody. Walmart to do basic shopping in WalMart. Walmart security will be all over millions. Just that. My brother brothers. Well, my brother has been all over the country trying to run from this family is understanding as they can be. But you know. It sounds crazy. I know it sounds very very unrealistic. It does I gotta be honest with you it does. I mean. Is the worst? So so you think that somebody's tracking you via GPS. So they know where you are. And then they call a whole bunch of people and say, there's let's go to WalMart network. It's a network thing. And I read up on it. It's people private security people and be on call twenty four seven. Have you ever been to prison? Cody. Yes, I spent a year in a facility. Really wasn't. What he called safety? Recovering addict meme solar for six years. Oh, I'm not sure if that's something going on with that. There's something going on. I said, I don't have much information. I'm just trying to get it out there. But the electron grass worse it is literally torture. And that's all I can say is torture. Cody. Where'd you go to prison for? I just had a drug possession. All right. All right. So you were doing drugs, okay. I'm I'm just I what I'm trying to do is. I'm trying to figure out what kind of clues. There might be that somebody would be possibly targeting you that that that this really truly could be happening to you. And you're just not maybe seeing things aren't there? I don't know if you've ever noticed. But like they want to buy a new truck and all of a sudden, you're driving down the street. You're on the highway, right, Cody. And all of a sudden everywhere, you look you see that truck. You're like that's a beautiful truck as a beautiful car. Meanwhile, six months ago a year ago, you never even noticed that truck. So what? So what I'm saying? Is that you know in your in your thoughts, and in your research, you have come to believe that there's somebody tracking you via GPS. They know exactly where you are located. They are organizing people to suddenly follow you wherever you may be whether it's WalMart target fishing with your kid, or whatever it may be. And now all of a sudden, you're like, oh, all right. They earn here before. I betcha there here because I'm here. I find that hard to believe Cody. I'm sorry. You know in as much as I'd like to tell you that this could be happening. I don't want you to live your life in fear. I would suggest that you you go talk to somebody about it. And be or if you really feel that somebody is stalking you. Then you need to go to the authorities. That's why I asked if there is any type of legal issues in your past. Maybe you want to go to somebody and say, you know, what I really think this is happening as far as gang stocking electric harassment. I mean, it has happened before it don't get me wrong. It has happened before where like, suddenly they'll be something that's being pushed out on social media. And they'll tell all thousands and thousands of people who are following this particular account. Here's what we need to do. Go to the store at ten AM. And so all these people go to the store at ten AM. And what they do is. They robbed the store because the store is simply overwhelmed by the quantity of people that are in that particular location. They cannot control the crowd. I don't think that's happening again, I would suggest. You know, if you do think this go get yourself, a burner phone doesn't have any GPS built in know who you are. And then see what happens thereafter, and thank you for your call. Let's talk a little bit about the Epson. Ecotank for years, I've been telling you about my of choice the Epson eco-tank the model number by the way is forty seven fifty every time. I do Epson commercial. I'm telling you every single time. So we'll send me Email and say can what's that model number forty seven. Fifty. It's easy to tell why it's revolutionary. It's wireless. 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"cortana" Discussed on .NET Rocks!
"Buy commercial devices. You can cook it up yourself. Yeah. And what's really cool about this is it's totally open source. Everything is gone get hub, you can build it yourself or buy their device. So they have a device it's like one hundred fifty bucks. Preinstalled ready to go just plugging in. It's cold to the do have writ. Good to go products. You don't have to pull out a raspberry pi built by took out a raspberry pi through the software on it. I bought a little Omni directional microphone and speaker for it. It actually works pretty well. I was kind of skeptical at first I'm like, I hope I'm not dumping money into to determine the nothing. It's actually fairly reliable. So it's cool. It seems to be just getting better as they go on. And so besides just load this offer on a program Billy model in there. He can do tensions is there. The whole thing's written python? Okay. Make really simple editions in python. I think I have a demo. I think it's like four or five lines to just do a basic say something get a response back, right? Since sort of a Hello world of the online speaking. So. Sodas, Microsoft sort of. I'm not sure how this is its own thing. Or is it connect to Alexa, Google now Serey Cortana, although it is it's completely own product. So they have there's a organization that works with it. They have a service connect you their service, basically, all they'd use just going to centralize your account into say like you're located in whatever city. Okay. Do they do store settings kind of in the cloud? But they don't share this with anybody else. They do the speech to text in the cloud as well. Or is that on the device, it can do it on the device? They're starting to offer a Mozilla backed. I think it's called deep search. And so if you want to opt into that, you can actually send your stuff up to the cloud Mazzola processes it since ruthless backs and the process does the actual skill. Yeah. I've been I was using for the longest time the speech recognition stuff in the dot net framework on windows, but. There it sits, you know, in windows, and and it also didn't work as well as I thought it was going to wear some of the other stuff that I saw like Google's speech API is fantastic Amazons, of course. But how is the speech recognition accuracy? Some of it depends on your microphone if you have a crappy microphone it's not gonna pick up as well. All the time. But in general, I've had decent success with it. If mere skill set up to understand the right words, and if it's not something that can be easily mumbled through. Hey, my. That works. Sometimes. TV shows that have set it off. But but for the most part, it's been actually really accurate, and of course, obviously, the further away I get from it. It's harder to but it getting one of the upside of the building your own especially for someone Carl who knows a lot about microphones. There's some great microns up. We'll spend a little money on it. You should be able to get outstanding result. At least that's not the barrier. I got a cheap four dollar one. Because I'm like, I didn't want to invest much in to this thing. If so a lot of money because I think on the average small device, it's a two dollar microphone, but it well, it's a little. Conference. Call doodad. Pretty well for a forty dollars by off Amazon. Oh. ESP? Yeah. So I mean, that's that's the interesting part is being able to PC's different things together. Guess it's to be some Homebrew kits folks saying like I like one of these and one of those, and I got these kinds of results from install it. It has some I guess some optime settings for some microphones. But also says like easing default and can just kinda run from there since it's based on lenox, you can configure the system. However, we want this. Well, that's pretty cool. I'm poking around the site one of the first things I saw was talking about like doing grocery shopping and things with that's an Amazon echo thing..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"And you could kind of you this in the same light. I mean, if they're essentially giving up on croutons as a standalone assistant for consumers, especially well, Cortana, Kate the capabilities that you know, she was putting out to the world have to be put out to the world in the place where people are in the place as an and those places are again, Google and apple are dive, sorry, actually, Google and Amazon because. Systems in this case. It's it's it's really the same kind of brutal math. I mean, you just you have to go where the customers are. Okay. And I I had another insight from that transcript, I actually paid the ten dollars to subscribe to. To get it. Because that was the only to get it. So he also got asked something where he started talking about first line workers, you know, for me. That's like a big obsession of mine. I'm like this is where they're going. This is their next big untapped market that and they're kind of gearing everything that way, and you know, you know, Alex kitman has has continually said, you know, mobile phones aren't the Bill and all and he was kind of hinting like hololens was now I know what they're thinking on that front, and it's kinda crazy. So Sutton Adela said in response to another question, we've we've seen from some of the first line worker installations we've done at these big companies that some companies are giving them a hololens instead of a phone. I was like what? Yeah. I mean, those have to be pretty specialized use cases. So he said. I'm looking for his exact, quote is because of the productivity gains for service workers that it makes a lot of economic sense where they did not even give them a phone, but they're happy to give them a hololens. So this must be why they they keep thinking homelands is going to be what leapfrogs them into the thing that succeeds phones, there's no way that a whole ends anything succeed the phone. But now, I think we talked about this last week. There's obviously some really good vertical markets for hall ends. And it's been successful in those places. Right. And you know, when you say, the this term frontline is a front line of I I. Whereas Lynn workers. I always think of like the guy with the clipboard working at like, a clothing store or something. But of course, it's it's much more diverse than that. Right. It's the guy out on the telephone line is the guy in the factory floor. It's you know, whatever there's a bunch of these things..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"I'm losing my because they're they're they're literally kits go dropping off capabilities because either they're eight hundred being used or they have no further attention to go out with this. It's it's just part of that end of life thing that you know, they haven't really talked about. But you know, what they're focused on. I think for this is more of the back end stuff. Although ironically, I don't think this is in the show, but they just announced like a smart home update for the Cortana app for Android tonight west which is you know, like guys seriously, you gotta get the messaging straight on this. I mean, it's it's really strange. I feel like because they have been like either because they haven't known exactly what the positioning was going to be or they've been trying to hide it that it's made things way more complicated than it needed to be. I remember an interview I have with somebody on that team at ignite. And I felt like at the time when I was talking to him. He was giving me very good answers. Like, he was saying, you know, we we decided Cortana doesn't need to be this simple. You ask a simple question. And we give you one answer. And it's over we wanna make it. If you want to ask something more complicated. We're doing the the kind of the calculations behind the scene. So you could say, you know, what's what's my bosses calendar? Look like, and it would know who your boss was. And that's that's a much more advanced query. Right. So I felt like okay. That's where they're going to go with it. And but then they also kept saying, but it's still not going to go away as a digital assistant. I'm like, well, it's being moved to a different positioning. Now, you guys should just say. I look I I don't think we're gonna see these smart assistant speaker thing, the smart speaker things in offices per se, although in the form of speakers, you know, that people like companies are going to start putting speakers around. I don't think anyone wants people talking to things in the office, whatever. But obviously, it will be an it is it is and will continue to be embedded, Microsoft saw software and other services and so forth. But you know, you really can't draw nice parallel here to the mobile market. I mean, what does it mean when Microsoft gives up on mobile? Well, it means their apps have to be on the popular mobile platforms of the day..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"Then he also was asked you know, what? So what? What's the positioning? And all and he mentioned that she's also gonna work with Google assistant. Well. It sounds like they are planning on it. Right. Cortana works with Alexa are echo right now. It's kind of the implication read that transcript, but the quotes I read about that part said that he basically said I hope we can work with Godal on this. I don't unless I've miss someone just to. Yeah. Well, I would think it's up to them unless can they make can they just make it a skill for of. Yeah. I guess they could. Yeah. They said he said if you really hitting. He said, but then he also sin Cortana needs to be the skill for anybody who's a Microsoft three sixty five subscriber which currently is not a requirement. You should be able to use it on Google assistant. So there's a couple of interesting things there. I, you know, are they going to do a deal with Google or are they just going to publish a skill? And then what about that, caveat, the Microsoft three sixty five subscriber? But. No, you go ahead. It's your show. I'm just. I mean, I it seems like they're funneling everything through Microsoft three sixty five. And there are there were direct. Well, that that him himself him saying that makes it a a new new rumor of sorts that they might do a consumer version right of Microsoft, three sixty five. So he definitely don't to that. During the conversation. If we think that Cortana is going to require Microsoft, three sixty five I you know, that's kind of that's kind of a tough one. I mean, you could make the argument obviously, China today is on Android and I o s offices on Android in Iowa's office is a lot more powerful. When you're a today in office three sixty five subscriber. Could it follow that model? Sure by yourself three sixty five comes with windows..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"Year as. Microsoft products. Crash on you. They'll always keep you warm, but never hot. Yeah. Yeah. Well, I yeah. I I never took it out of the bag last week. You talked about Cortana being decoupled from search. But that wasn't the other that wasn't the bottom line. The other shoe dropped. Did. All about that. Okay. To start the story. I'm going to give you some insider baseball because what does the show but insider baseball, right? That's why we listen xactly. So a week ago. Monday unbeknownst to Paul an eye Microsoft had invited some journalists to campus they got a private audience with sought in Adela and a number of other executives. I also believe they probably saw the next hololens under NDA just to guest in pursuing. But at that event, which Microsoft did not publish a transcript for we didn't. We didn't really know what was happening until somebody who attended the event published a transcript as part of a paid newsletter. Cool Microsoft just saying we shouldn't have to pay for transcripts of your events. Okay. I'm off my soapbox. So what happened was he Santana? Della was asked at this event by some so one of the people attending journalists and analysts. Hey, what about Microsoft being in the consumer space? You guys like serious still about it? Like what about Cortana and he gave a fairly direct answer about what's going to happen with her? And as we expected she is becoming an app not as not going to be a standalone digital assistant. But he he he also threw in a few interesting tidbits when he answered this. He he started talking about speaker's, and there's been various rumors that Microsoft was going to build its own speaker at some point. And he just quad centimeter was like, no, we're not doing that..
"cortana" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Then like they're going to ignore it. And that seems scary and bad for people that like windows, but the possible upside there is not to find a point on it. But like it lost it lost the Android. More people use Android phones in use windows computers right now. And so if windows is no longer the must win. Must destroy everybody else Xs stencil thing for Microsoft. It's just another thing that it does that could theoretically free them up to try more stuff and do more stuff that they wouldn't. Otherwise, do if they were, you know, in a fight to the death till like win, desktops, our phones or whatever. And I don't know if that's actually how it's gonna play out. There are like sometimes there's positive signs sometimes there's negative signs. So there's been a bunch of negative signs that they are really going to use windows to push a whole bunch of other Microsoft services that I don't care about namely, Cortana and Bing search, but you know, we just saw the next windows are going to split out search from Cortana, and maybe that's just them admitting that, you know, maybe someday someone's gonna want to not use Cortana windows machine, but use Lexa or you know, whatever else also very clear that like, it's we have Cortana, we're great. But we're not interested in being a consumer platform war with Amazon Google, which you can see because they have that deal with Amazon, right? Yep. And we don't know how this isn't a shakeout. We need to be in a space because maybe you don't want your assistant work to be the same as your system as home we need to build skills. And like we need to understand what we're doing here. But we're not interested in like competing for that. And so I really came with the sense that their consumer offering fundamentally is surface and XBox and everything else and that is just radically different than where they used to live. You know, what I would point to more specifically. And I'm not saying like windows is the best thing ever like could certainly use some some polish and some places, but. Understatement of the century understatement. Microsoft, revitalize, the windows hardware market was surface, and they plotted Totta money into doing that. Right. Remember the first surface came out and they had like right off like a billion dollars. They like stuck with it. And like windows, laptops, are great now in just wasn't going to be the case five years ago until Microsoft decided to fix it by doing surface by like pudding, their hardware'd stuff in the world, by frankly being cool with their hardware vendors like ripping off surface stuff. So Novo put out a surface studio clone. I just can't imagine the people at my shoes on the service duty or like. Like, you just see it like the whole heart, Microsoft hardware, ecosystem windows, stronger in so much of it looks like what Microsoft did. So I think that commitment is there. I just think they don't talk about it. They don't talk about it. Like, they're the winners would point. They talk about a thing that they do and they're gonna keep doing until there's another paradigm shifts, and they're gonna be there. But you know, when you talk to the della. It's like the drinking aim is how many how many rhetorical pivots to we talk about Azure again. And it's. That's the money in it. It's going great for them. We went from Google pixel three low light leaks to Microsoft, Azure, time diverge cast. We did it again. We're taking break. We're come back. We're talking about some apple stuff..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"David, and Jeff really know what they're doing. And they've created an amazing company Sabi. Maybe. Larry Joe gets another cat that could be his name. Oh. Oh, that'd be cute. Cute. Storage for the cat, two guys. One one is a lot to handle. But, you know, sometimes if there's somebody else for them to bother they don't bother you as much I don't know right before the show started like, oh, man. He was like on a rampage just like multiple animals, and they're all jealous of each other. Yes, doesn't work. You know, the way dog got a dog the dog is like March Simpson like the cat will jump on stuff. He's lap dogs over there on the couch with their beady little killer is she's like for. She really she doesn't like it now jealous. Yeah. Our cat. We have two cats who were jealous of each other as well. Okay. That was our interlude. We're back. Hat tip of the week. Let's talk windows tan. Yeah. So before the show, what does prize that ever had never. Eighteen team actually as something. Interesting in it. We've heard this was coming in here. It is, sir. Search and Cortana are now separated. Yep. Why why why would they pick the real? What's the real reason? I've seen lots of speculation certainly this will help clear the way for third party assistance in windows, which I'm sure the PC makers wanted. If you do, you know anything about? Why? You know, what's the real reason? So my thinking is one when Microsoft first came out with Cortana it was from the Bing team, right? Like all the work was done by being to build the knowledge base it became Cortana. But now Microsoft's putting this new unified search experience in a lot of their products. It's going to be a windows officers sixty five in bang in that thing that was called Bing for business and edge. And so if you're doing that, and you're taking that very specific search experience and bringing it to all these products. It doesn't make sense to have intermingled with Cortana now because Cortana has becoming a very different thing. It's becoming more of a built-in productivity aid to things like to do and outlook. And it's not what initially it was supposed to be which was kind of like a standalone personal digital. Remember, we talked to Terry. And he was talking about how Cortana even as as recently as last year and today, I think as well, it's not made by the same part of Microsoft makes windows, right? So they have competing schedules, and desires, and you know, market Kohl's and so forth. The never really on the same page. You know windows is updated constantly and Cortana is not. I don't know. But it's updated on a different cadence. I guess Microsoft's terminal Adji. That must have played a role. Also, so confusing too. I think normal people especially, but even to to non normal people like when you click that button that you thought was going to be search, then you're like my using. So I think I think it just it's cleaner to have them separate, and it makes more sense. It's more like in your mind. You can be like, okay. This is Cortana. This is search. These are two different things, even though Cortana can do searches. Like now, I have two things to remove from task bar instead of one. You know, 'cause I mean part of my by pre-game checklists every time I started new PC up get rid of Cortana get rid of my people get rid of windows Inc. Workspace that is get rid of task you. And in some cases, these are things. I just don't need the buttons for right? So task view is windows key, plus tab Cortana ca you can bring out this by searching from the start. You don't need the button. It's the works. Like, I said, so if you know how this stuff works. It's just needless clutter and base robbing stuff. Do you keep the search box? You said or or you don't. I can just hit starting type that most people don't know that off. I didn't know that. No, yeah. Nice. I'll be trying that at home. Yeah..
"cortana" Discussed on MacBreak Weekly
"What? Well, what they well. What they actually do is. They have their servants have a way of Tony that all of a sudden everybody is is active as asking for Elliot to do something at the same time. We're gonna guess that this is a commercial or this is a radio thing that's happened. So we're going to basically ignore that f- f it was a legitimate request. They'll per the person's just ask it again. And no harm. No foul. Okay. But yeah, but but but they're doing something. I had a Mike Google home. Max is right above like, my bedroom TV. And so I was as part of research. I was in bed until eleven AM watching watching watching some like Google corporate videos in which the latest ad which is just hey, hey are mo- Hake. Gyro do this do this and the it was lighting up, but not responding. So it's not just that. Because not everyone was watching that at the same time. Okay. Now. Women. You got gear. Mo you got Schlomo. And you got alley OSHA. Yes. What do you? Call cortana. I don't go for dinner. We can say it's it's it's it's the one name this week. It's because say Cortana Cortana Cortana here because nothing happens. Leo, the iphone the new iphone battery cases, just went live. Oh. Is that I didn't even know there were gonna S s. tennis. Max tennis the hump cases. Yep. The hump cases. Should we talk? Amongst ourselves. I don't know. I don't mind. I don't like them. I think they look funky. See they have good good characteristics. Be under iphone accessories. What are the good characteristics? They instead of a lot of cases do as they get in the way of the signal. So the radio has to ramp up more power charge. It these out of the way, and they have ten amplifiers. Also a lot of battery cases put the iphone in plugged in mode, which which spirals up all the networking and all the updating these keep iphone and mobile mode. So it's not expending all the extra energy..
"cortana" Discussed on Windows Weekly
"You can't pas updates. And he can't shut this woman up like, it's digital assistant. It's it's unbelievable. It's terrible. And so here's why they're doing it. It's unbelievable. It's funny in a way. But now imagine might my problem is me, although I've done it with multiple PC's to. Let's say you're an IT in your provisioning a ton of windows. Ten computers all at once. And all of a sudden this voice that's kicking in all over the room. Great videos of its online by wait till areas. They've addressed that's the feedback. They're addressing and that's why it's only getting turned off in the business versions of windows. Ten pro enterprise, and I think education step in the right direction. Absolutely. Jeez. I they just are not listening on this one. Probably because they're deaf. Because. When they when they first added that I was like, you know, what they're doing. They're looking for reasons to prove Cortana has a reason to be around. Right. And so they like, hey, where can we integrate Cortana throughout the operating system and in apps and everything. And now it's just kinda like, okay, they're taking their separating search and Cortana. So this to me feels like shouldn't you just make the more voice stuff like an opt in instead of an opt out belief, though that anything you add that successful is a win. It's just a win. There's no they've told me explicitly like we've heard from people who love this feature. And I'm like, I'm sure you have understand that the the ninety nine point ninety nine percent of other people hate it. And that it's insane the wave implemented it is Ron, and I know no offense to people can't see or exceed poorly, and maybe wanna set up windows ten on their own. But if your vision is that bad. The act of setting up windows ten is not a priority. I mean, I it's it's something that is going to happen once and you probably have someone else who can help you with that. I it's it's I don't I disagree with. But the point is. No, no, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it shouldn't be there. Yeah. It shouldn't be the default. It's just I how would you? Let's say you got a blind user sitting up windows. They can't see the screen. They it's too early for their screen reader to be on their takes a telephone ready for them or not you should do it. Apple does should wait. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. That's all Dennis. Dennis speaking, by the way, when you do start speaking don't scream don't don't come out at eighty seven percent volume or whatever it is. And if you played a little ah, Jake, a jig and a low low volume jig ten petted a pup bump on and then people can maybe learnt used to the idea that we're going to world's getting more accessible, so. At some point. Maybe there will be a standard for this kind of thing. They'll be there will be a little sound like that the wheel prompt for people with vision impairment. Yeah. And I know I'm sure everybody knows. But if not Paul is absolutely a religious about accessibility. This is not use saying, oh, I don't want Jeff. Yeah. Yeah. I am not part of this community. What I'm telling Microsoft is. You are not doing this. Right. And this little jig Jag thing that she does your little scatting thing is disrespectful to the very people. You're trying to help not to mention a little bit of wifi here. A little bit of kidding me. So annoying. It's it's it's it is I I don't even I don't understand how any human being came up with us. It's crazy. But anyway, sorry, I can go on stuff. But can I suggest though if they do a little jig or a little jingle? They use the women in the French train stations because I just. I just love. Yeah. In the train saying I hang out and train stations. Just to listen to that sound. Do you? Really? Wow. I'm impressed. I love that stuff. And then some of it. Some obviously gorgeous Frenchwoman comes on so up tilt Ultimate? of. Now, I I will mention one of the things I've always done it like your take a train in Boston New York. And the guy will come over the ancient. Wash that gosh back in this beautiful sounding voice. This woman's voice comes off and says in French, you know, next stop cafe Lou. And you like. It's awesome. Good..
"cortana" Discussed on The Vergecast
"There's just makes it faster a half a step. This argument that we're having his fascinating in the context of the fact that we we've been talking about apple like being surprised of the show for putting airplane everything. But series of non entity in the discussion. Yeah, we we've we joked about Bixby like, we're we're creeping up and making a joke about Cortana. We're talking about Alexa, versus Google deeply nerdy way in Syria. Just nowhere. Yeah. But there's much good stuff here. There is a joke because different. But it's like also good like, I prefer using homecare to control. My smart home far is the fastest. Yeah. Yes. Yes. Yeah. If you if you are an iphone user, and you want to set up stuff in your home. You are much much happier. If you get home kick pedal stuff integrates with your iphone user, u k Syria and stuff like that. And it's it's faster and be we are seeing a ton of Hunkin stuff here at the show, particularly because apple talked about this a long time ago that they were changing the way home kit certification worked to be software, only based that finally rolled out mid twenty teen. So here all the products that are actually using it. So we're seeing power strips and light switches and fans witches and all this stuff that have had Alexa, Google assistant immigration for years or finally getting as well. Right. Yeah. I'm good is by far the instantaneously fast. Whereas even asking Alexa to turn off my Christmas lights. It's like it's continuously fast as long as you can find the right button in the stupid, apple home out which is the worst ES redesigns entire face on that note, we're gonna read an ad hoc working backward. Taco's and gadgets. It's going to be great. This is brought to you by Microsoft surface. Pro six the laptops, get if you need to get stuff done with an eighth generation Intel core processor, it's the fastest most powerful service pro ever.