. Microsoft has been busy reorganizing its internal teams in recent months, starting with a major cleanup of its management teams and continuing with a further ̵
The relocated would replace Cortana from his current home as part of the AI + research team, headed by Executive Vice President Harry Shum.
From Brad Sams, Reporting to Petri:
At this point, the Cortana Charter is not clear internally and the dust has not even begun to get stuck on this announcement, but understands that Microsoft will change on a The way it thinks and uses Cortana.
This largely agrees with what my colleague, Windows Senior Senior Editor Zac Bowden, reported earlier this year, and noted that Microsoft's view of Cortana has gradually changed since the digital assistant has fallen behind Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant the last the years. Instead of seeing Cortana as a freelance assistant, Microsoft responds a lot of the work he has done with Cortana, utilizing the assistant's AI backbone over his services.
Microsoft's ultimate goal is to integrate Cortana into Windows 10 seamlessly so users do not even know they are using the assistant. This is where the productivity aspect of this repositioning comes in. Cortana can keep you productive by sharing activities across devices with timeline and "Pick up where you quit," sync and manage messages across devices and present content in context. 19659007] In essence, Cortana is being repositioned to be more a seamless helper across Microsoft services, so you may not even realize that you are interacting with Cortana at all. What is certain is that Cortana does not go anywhere, but smartly as the assistant driver will be more integrated over Windows 10 and Microsoft's apps. Although there is a development that comes as a result of Microsoft's loss of reason to Amazon and Google in a sense, it also provides an opportunity to lean on everything the company has learned to make its applications and services even smarter across devices.