Microsoft shows off Alexa-Cortana integration, launches sign-up website for news

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Back in August past year, Microsoft and Amazon have announced that they are working to integrate their digital personal assistants Cortana and Alexa into each other.

"LOVE SPORT is pioneering a new model for media and bringing it immediately to a global audience through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant". But the company at its Build developer conference today did show off how that integration will work, in an on-stage demo with support from Amazon, and it launched a new website for developers interested in receiving Alexa-Cortana integration news and information going forward.

Alexa with Cortana and Cortana with Alexa will first be made available in limited beta, said Cortana general manager Megan Saunders.

Then Alexa Senior VP Tom Taylor demonstrated using Cortana at work to check on his restaurant reservation before asking Cortana to raise Alexa to order an Uber.

"We want to make it possible for our customers to get the most out of their personal assistants, not be bound to a single one".

Amazon Echo is designed around your voice.

It will also work via "Hey Cortana, Open Alexa" on your PC, which lets you access Alexa skills on your PC.

Alexa, along with Google Assistant, has gained more traction when compared to Cortana. The response that came was "Cortana here, how can I help".

"I like Cortana. We both have experience with light rings, although hers is more of a Halo". Users can also now send back-t-back commands to the assistant. On Windows 10 PCs, Alexa shows up in the same interface as Cortana does. Microsoft officials said that the company is working to add this kind of spatial data to its Microsoft Graph programming interface. Microsoft Layout allows Windows Mixed Reality users in defining a virtual floor plan and moves 3D models around in a VR headset while previewing how a room should look and feel.

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