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[Neowin] Xbox One has a Kinect problem, but can 'Cortana' fix that?

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Recent reports indicate Microsoft is working on a digital assistant codenamed “Cortana” (after the Halo franchise’s A.I. companion) that will use voice recognition. Cortana is expected to first launch as part of Windows Phone 8.1 early next year before making its way to Windows 8.1 and Xbox One. It’s believed to be similar to Google Now in that it will recognize natural language – a significant step up from Kinect’s current command-based system.

As far as Windows and Windows Phone are concerned, Cortana is a much-needed feature in the battle against Android and iOS, which have Google Now and Siri, respectively. The new assistant will reportedly replace Bing as the default search service for Windows Phone, and it will be able to “learn and adapt” to user input, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. Those are great features for personal computing devices, but they could be even more important on Xbox One, where memorized commands often aren’t recognized.
The full article is longer than usual for Neowin. So Microsoft wants to make Cortana their new virtual Siri. Personally I think the paperclip guy was nice to me.
Edited by Chaython - 1/6/14 at 12:28pm
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How long before Fox News starts reporting about M$ putting pornographic naked women in all their software? rolleyes.gif
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What is it with MS trying to push weird UIs on us?
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I'm really surprised it took them this long. You would think this would have been part of the xbone at launch. especially with the way they want you to use voice command to control it.
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I would respond much better if this was the new paper clip guy.

just sayin




this picture is a open argument, any 2 or more persons may find this unsuitable. I understand this to be the case. I was just browsing the net in the short term and found this under a images search for "Microsoft paperclip guy"

I found this picture to be a adequate replacement for the aforementioned paperclip guy.
Edited by turkmenbashi - 1/6/14 at 12:58pm
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I would respond much better if this was the new paper clip guy.

just sayin

Can I have all of my UPS deliveries done this way?
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Sorry but....
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When the Xbox One launched in October, reviews praised the console’s all-in-one features with one big caveat: Kinect’s voice recognition, as with the Xbox 360’s Kinect sensor, was sporadic at best.


What reviews complained of the Xbox One's voice recognition?

In fact, I recall quite the opposite.

Eurogamer: "You won't be throwing away your remotes once it's done so, but what genuinely surprised us is how well the Kinect-powered voice controls work. Navigating the user interface is usually easier using voice than it is with traditional joypad inputs, because the quality of the speech recognition is highly accomplished. We were impressed by the accuracy of the PS4 version last week, but its dictionary is significantly more limited than Xbox One's. "
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Can I have all of my UPS deliveries done this way?

I get stuff delivered to me by UPS almost on a weekly basis. I'd totally buy more stuff from Amazon if that were my delivery girl biggrin.gif
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Sorry but....
What reviews complained of the Xbox One's voice recognition?

In fact, I recall quite the opposite.

Eurogamer: "You won't be throwing away your remotes once it's done so, but what genuinely surprised us is how well the Kinect-powered voice controls work. Navigating the user interface is usually easier using voice than it is with traditional joypad inputs, because the quality of the speech recognition is highly accomplished. We were impressed by the accuracy of the PS4 version last week, but its dictionary is significantly more limited than Xbox One's. "
Specific groups. Some vow that it's adequate but still a"beta" tongue.gif. Some were completely outraged by how much voicerecognition was failing. Some praised it for at least being there accurate enough to use but still not a replacement for button pushing
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