Windows 10: Am I the only one who HATES the idea of Cortana

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  1.    23 Jan 2015 #21

    It only works in EN-US installs for current builds, but it's buggy as hell, AFAIK.
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       23 Jan 2015 #22

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I really LOATHE these voice activated command sets -- we have enough "noisy intrusions" already with people screaming away at the top of their voices on mobile phones in public areas or even in open plan offices - people just forget any sort of decent consideration of other people and reasonable etiquette once they start squawking on Mobile phones.

    Just think how much worse it's going to be if you get a whole slew of people screaming at their computers "Appontment for Lunch next thur at 13.30" or whatever.

    Even on those automated phone systems - they've managed to add this to the torture list of using these -- for example when you phone up say a Bank about a mortgage - you get one of these automated robots requesting you to answer a whole slew of questions like "Is this Your Mortgage" etc. The previous sytem you'd just enter the number and things would progress normally. Why should I have to tell a Robot "YES THIS IS MY MORTGAGE or NO IT'S SOMEONE ELSE's at the top of my voice because the Robot can't understand the diction correctly.

    Vocal stuff is fine if say one is partially sighted or handicapped in other ways so that's the only convenient input but for the rest of us - we should be making things QUIETER not adding to the general cacophony of public places and open plan offices.

    Besides I might not want people to know I'm making an appointment for Lunch at 13.30 on Thur to use the example given.

    I LIKE technology and genuine improvements --I just don't like the whole idea though of this cortana stuff - at least in its proposed form.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       23 Jan 2015 #23

    I wouldn't go so far as to say I hate the idea of Cortana, I'm just not excited about it. Maybe after I've actually tried it I will feel differently but I've tried both Siri and Ask Google and have been totally underwhelmed by them so I expect Cortana to be more of the same. More of a cute parlor trick than a useful tool.
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       23 Jan 2015 #24

    Cortana will probably be only useful for me in a car. Can't imagine myself talking to an object in public.
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  5.    23 Jan 2015 #25

    It requires you to switch over to a Microsft account login. No thanks. At least you can turn it off.
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       23 Jan 2015 #26

    Ya. Still not much of a fan of the Microsoft account part but that may change in the future.
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  7.    23 Jan 2015 #27

    Hope so.
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  8.    23 Jan 2015 #28

    I not only don't want Cortana - I don't want MS auto-correcting my pictures or putting them and my music into albums. I suppose all these things can be turned off but why are they even working on them ?
    I didn't see anything in the presentation that I would call 'awesome' except maybe the holograms but they're not going to be around for a while - looks like I'm sticking with W7 for some time yet.
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       23 Jan 2015 #29

    Sexy Futuristic Girl?


    jimbo45 said: View Post
    I really LOATHE these voice activated command sets -- we have enough "noisy intrusions" already with people screaming away at the top of their voices on mobile phones in public areas or even in open plan offices - people just forget any sort of decent consideration of other people and reasonable etiquette once they start squawking on Mobile phones.
    It's worse when the person at the other end can't understand the caller.
    The caller starts yelling even louder into their phone (as if that would make things better).

    A couple of weeks ago I heard someone outside my house.
    I thought that it must be someone about to knock on my front door (e.g. a salesman).
    When I looked outside, it was a guy standing across the street yelling into his phone!

    I'm downloading the new ISO now.
    When Cortana responds to a query, does an image of a sexy futuristic girl appear on your screen?

    paulsalter said: View Post
    The current Cortana only speaks to you if you speak to it, don't speak to it and it will be silent
    I regularly verbally abuse my PC.
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  10.    23 Jan 2015 #30

    I've always liked the idea of an interface that accepts voice rather than typed commands, and so the idea of Cortana appeals to me. She's dumber than a sack of hammers right now, but she'll evolve. In a few year it'll be...

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