Microsoft is reportedly bringing its voice based personal digital assistant, Cortana, to Android and iOS platforms.
The app has been exclusive to Windows Phone until now, and will be released for all Windows 10 devices this year.
Now, Reuters reports that the Redmond based companym is working on a more advanced version of Cortana. The new project is codenamed Einstein, and uses artificial intelligence to anticipate users needs.
Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research, told Reuters,
“This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame.”
Cortana is named after the Artificial Intelligence character, in Microsoft’s game franchise, Halo.
Cortana has been viewed as many as a worthy competitor to Google Now and Apple Siri. The new version of Cortana will make its debut on Windows 10, which is set for launch later this year, following which it will be released as a standalone app, for phones and tablets powered by Google Android and Apple iOS.