The partnership is an ususual one, given the two companies, and therefore assistants, are rivals.
Meanwhile, those with devices powered by Windows 10 software will be able to have Cortana bring in Alexa for tasks such as controlling smart devices in homes or, of course, ordering items from Amazon. "They will also get access to 'Cortana's world knowledge and helpful productivity features such as calendar management, day at a glance and location-based reminders simply by asking Alexa to open Cortana'".
The unusual alliance started in May 2016 when Jeff Bezos raised the idea to Satya Nadella at Microsoft's CEO summit, which piqued the latter's interest. It's likely both Bezos and Nadella had Apple and Google at the top of their minds when they agreed to the partnership. Senior vice president of Amazon devices, Dave Limp has emphasized on the significance of collaboration between key artificial intelligence helpers in the previous month. By linking the two, you'll have easy access to the things that Cortana excels at. Similarly, Cortana customers will be able to ask Alexa to control their smart home devices, shop on Amazon, interact with more than 20,000 skills, and more. It's likely that Alexa users will now also be able to use this Outlook reminder feature as well.
Dera chief Ram Rahim's wife, mother return to Rajasthan home
Kumar added that a curfew and a ban on the gathering of five or more persons was still in place in Sirsa in the coming days. The court has also directed the state government to investigate how hundreds of vehicles escorted Dera Chief to Court.
This cross-platform integration will also allow Alexa users to get access to some of the more unique aspects of Cortana. Later this year, Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa.
HomePod is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. Google, of course, has Google Assistant built into the Google Home speaker as well as select Android phones.
With Amazon and Microsoft already collaborating, does it mean that Apple and Google will join in? It works with Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora for now, and the company says support for Spotify and SiriusXM is "coming soon".
Two million Muslims begin Hajj in Makkah
With the exception of previous Iranian boycotts, impeded access to the Hajj is virtually unprecedented in modern Islamic history. Ibu Mariah Marghani Muhammad is joining more than 220,000 pilgrims from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.
Uber investor Benchmark's feud with Kalanick takes a new turn
Uber has been without a chief financial officer since 2015, and the company's head of finance left the company at the end of May. The company had reportedly faced a string of revolts from the shareholders, few of which demanded Kalanick's resignation.
Sarahah uploading entire contacts book to their servers
Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is aimed to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses. He now claims that the functionality has removed from the server and the data request will be removed in a future release.
Guardiola happy with early Man City deals
Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Barcelona's Lionel Messi , who is out of contract next summer. City themselves have used a 3-5-2 so far this season in a win against Brighton and a draw against Everton .
Trump Administration Slaps Economic Sanctions on Venezuela
Treasury Department imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan individuals involved in the creation of the controversial ANC. The ex-mayor and other right-wing politicians urged Pence to push for greater sanctions on Venezuela , according to AP.
Apple to build $1.3 billion data center in Iowa
IEDA director Debi Durham believes the 50 jobs created by Apple are just a small piece of the project's benefit to the state. The city of Waukee approved multi-year property tax abatements and infrastructure improvements totaling $194 million.
Meizu M6 Note Live Image Leaked Ahead of Launch
The Meizu M6 Note was earlier expected to come with two SoC options, however, it seems that the company has stuck with Qualcomm. Moreover, this also shows how the Chinese tech manufacturer makes sure that Meizu M6 Note appeals to a broader audience.
Mosquito spraying scheduled for Monday in parts of Adams County
The West Nile virus does not usually affect domestic animals, but can cause severe illness in horses and certain species of birds. Counties with one case each are Bolivar, Clay, Covington, Jones, Leake, Leflore, Lowndes, Noxubee, Perry, Scott and Wilkinson.