Cortana is a fictional artificially intelligent (AI) character in the Halo video game series. Voiced by Jen Taylor, she appears in Halo: Combat Evolved and its sequels, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. She also appears in a cutscene and the epilogue of the prequel Halo: Reach, and several of the franchise's novels and comics. During gameplay, Cortana provides backstory and tactical information to the player, who assumes the role of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. In the story, she is instrumental in preventing the activation of the Halo installations, which would have destroyed all sentient life in the galaxy.
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  • An Introduction to Conversational Commerce and Bots

    … groceries. It doesn’t seem like that far fetched to see how conversational bots can become an extension of a self-service interface to your brand across the platform and channel your customer choose. Bing has already a few chatbots integrated directly into the search results page, creating new, deeper engagement with the brand right here where…

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  • What does voice search mean for your local SEO strategy?

    … The ubiquity of virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa, together with improvements in technology, has led to an uptick in voice search queries. For businesses that rely on local search traffic, this has important ramifications for their strategy. So how can businesses ensure they aren’t left behind when it comes to local search…

    Search Engine Watchin SEO- 31 readers -
  • 5 Ways Brands Are Using Voice-Controlled Systems for Consumer Marketing

    … Voice search isn’t the future of local marketing, it’s the present. More than half of teenagers already use voice search every day, and 37% of mobile phone owners say they regularly use voice-controlled personal assistants, relying on services like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, IBM’s Watson, and Microsoft’s Cortana to ask questions, make…

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  • Street Fight Daily: AMP Delivers on Ads, Agencies Try to Cash In on Voice Tech

    … and transparency of location data are top concerns for marketers. What Advertising Companies Are Doing to Capitalize on Voice Tech (Digiday) Advances in voice-enabled technology are turning services like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Watson into viable advertising platforms. As a result, agencies are making significant investments in cracking the tech. How Local…

    Street Fightin SEO Mobile- 15 readers -
  • Voice UI and intelligent assistants: trends to watch out for next

    … to Echo’s increasing awareness and popularity, its value proposition, robust and growing functionality and perceived promise are ushering in a new era – the AI, Machine Learning and voice UI era. Here are a few trends and predictions to look for as we prepare for this exciting wave which will most certainly become ever more present in our everyday…

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  • Digital transformation, what the search evolution can teach marketers

    … are no longer looking for information, they are looking for answers. These expectations have increased with the rise of new search experiences like Cortana. This personal assistant makes sense of your search history, your personal preferences, your location, the instruction you give her vocally, to identify what is the most relevant information for you…

    State of Digital- 21 readers -
  • Will Digital Assistants Replace Search?

    …. This was done without the user ever needing to use search, apps or a website. Here’s a video of the digital assistant in action at the Tech Crunch Disrupt Conference: The rise of the digital assistant Their are four leading digital assistants that have risen to prominence since Siri was launched in 2011: Siri – Apple Cortana – Microsoft Echo/Alexa…

    State of Digital- 24 readers -
  • Understanding intent through voice search

    … into apps, as well as artificial intelligence (A.I.) and bots that can interact with other bots. While the devices and technology used to access search are evolving, search will still be an increasingly integral part of everyday life. The evolution of A.I. through voice search Today’s digital assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri…

    Search Engine Watch- 15 readers -
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