Cortana to get new features and devices with Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK

Microsoft is all set to update Cortana and add more features to it. Recently, Microsoft announced Cortana’s appearance on IoT devices. And now, Microsoft is inviting the developers across the globe to increase the ability of Cortana with the Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK.

Cortana Skills Kit

Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK

The Windows Apps Team mentioned on the recent Windows Blogs that the Cortana Skills Kit is designed to help developers to make Cortana usable for their apps and devices. The Cortana Skills Kit will also help them reach the growing audience of 145 million Cortana users with their apps on various platforms such as Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox and even the new Cortana-powered devices.

The Windows Apps Team mentions about the Cortana Skills Kit in detail,

“The Cortana Skills Kit will allow developers to leverage bots created with the Microsoft Bot Framework and publish them to Cortana as a new skill, to integrate their web services as skills and to repurpose code from their existing Alexa skills to create Cortana skills. It will connect users to skills when users ask, and proactively present skills to users in the appropriate context. And it will help developers personalize their experiences by leveraging Cortana’s understanding of users’ preferences and context, based on user permissions.”

Along with the Cortana Skills Kit, Microsoft has also announced the Cortana Devices SDK, a developer kit for the device manufacturers. The SDK will allow OEMs and ODMs to create a new generation of smart, personal devices on no screen or the big screen, in homes and on wheels.

The Team describes the Cortana Devices SDK,

“We believe that your personal assistant needs to help across your day wherever you are: home, at work and everywhere in between. We refer to this as Cortana being “unbound” – tied to you, not to any one platform or device. That’s why Cortana is available on Windows 10, on Android and iOS, on Xbox and across mobile platforms.”

With the help of Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK developers will be able to create a personal assistant anywhere they wish for. Cortana is the best example how AI or Artificial Intelligence can support human life efficiently. As the Windows Apps Team puts, Cortana, the personal digital assistant is the interface where all the powers of that intelligence can become an extension of each one of us.

To know more about the Cortana Skills Kit and Cortana Devices SDK on Windows Blogs.

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