Personal assistants will search the web for everything
Microsoft's putting a lot of effort into Cortana, the company's personal assistant that was originally available on Windows Phone but that is now debuting across a wider variety of platforms, so Redmond sees the future all about this continuously evolving technology.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella is the main supporter of Cortana, and at the O'Reilly Next:Economy summit, the man who replaced Steve Ballmer at the helm of the software giant last year explained how he sees personal assistant improving in the next few years.
“To me, AI is going to happen,” Nadella said in his keynote.
Nadella explains that Cortana and the other personal assistants that are being developed by tech companies will soon replace web browsers in our favorite devices, such as PCs, laptops, and tablets.
“‘Hey Cortana’ is in my vocabulary. Having that become more pervasive is my pursuit,” Nadella is quoted as saying by BI.