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Mikko_M #1 Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

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So have any of our native English speakers already installed Windows 10 on their machine and used Cortana (the Microsoft personal assistant)? Does she work as advertised? And most importantly what are Cortana`s answers to the following questions: What is the best Master Of Orion game? And is tactical combat a must-have for a new Master Of Orion game? :D

 

Personally the idea of a personal voice-controlled assistant doing all kinds of small tasks for me sounds pretty cool, but as I will most likely get a Finnish version of Windows 10 it will probably take forever for Microsoft to make Cortana to understand Finnish at least on some level. :( And if I have heard right even the English language version of Cortana is not available for us non-native English speakers. :(


Moreover, I advise that the tactical combat must be made more player controllable and informative for this to become a proper MOO game.

 

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Cortana is our incarnation of the Darlok and I would not be surprised if she gets a +30 bonus for spying on us :)

ApolloArtemis #3 Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:03 PM

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Cortana sees all

 

Cortana knows all


Cortana is all



commander_cheef #4 Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:18 PM

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View PostElPozoleOlmeca, on 31 July 2015 - 06:03 PM, said:

Cortana sees all

 

Cortana knows all


Cortana is all

 

Cortana is love, Cortana is life.:D

 

(this is what i though of when i read that :p)


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Mikko_M #5 Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:12 PM

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View PostMOO2MOD, on 31 July 2015 - 05:32 PM, said:

Cortana is our incarnation of the Darlok and I would not be surprised if she gets a +30 bonus for spying on us :)

 

 

Well Google, Microsoft and Facebook together probably already know everything about my computer usage there is to know. So probably the only big question that remains is how much of this information do they actually store and what they plan to do with it.  


Moreover, I advise that the tactical combat must be made more player controllable and informative for this to become a proper MOO game.

 

​The long lost formula for space 4X game success = Good tactical combat + good empire management > than just good tactical combat or good empire management alone.


ApolloArtemis #6 Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:21 PM

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View PostMikko_M, on 02 August 2015 - 03:12 PM, said:

 

 

Well Google, Microsoft and Facebook together probably already know everything about my computer usage there is to know. So probably the only big question that remains is how much of this information do they actually store and what they plan to do with it.  

 

The most logical thing would be to sell it to ad companies and marketing companies. 

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I've had Cortana on my Windows Phone for almost a year now.  It works well in that environment, and I'm hoping that 'her' abilities grow in WinX.

Jenrond_Poner #8 Posted 16 November 2015 - 07:04 AM

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Yeah cortana is available for android also. Download cortana apk

ApolloArtemis #9 Posted 19 November 2015 - 12:18 AM

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View PostJenrond_Poner, on 15 November 2015 - 11:04 PM, said:

Yeah cortana is available for android also. Download cortana apk

 

Is it better than Google/S Voice? 

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Cortana's English voice recognition is spot on.

 

If you buy the Finnish version of Windows Cortana will likely still have localization for English if that is your preferential verbal language, you may have to add it using the Add Windows Features option however.

 

As far as data collection goes, search engines have been selling that info to advertisers since the invention of the internet, what the media and tin-foil-hat conspiracists don't tell you is that the data is not this big comprehensive "Joe Smith likes to look at pr0n on Tuesdays" but more like "193,235 queries for "nyancat" occured in the past 24 hours". How does this equate into value for advertisers? And how does targeting advertising work?

 

Advertisers look at common queries to move forward in designing more effective ads. Targeted advertising is largely algorithmic and done client-side. They don't know that you Pablo Escuela really like dog toys over at Microsoft, but rather your computer tells Microsoft that you really like dog toys and then the servers respond in kind with an ad. A wholesale dragnet of everyone's browsing activity would take a mountain of servers to collect, and would not be economically feasible to maintain.



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View PostMikko_M, on 31 July 2015 - 03:23 PM, said:

So have any of our native English speakers already installed Windows 10 on their machine and used Cortana (the Microsoft personal assistant)? Does she work as advertised? And most importantly what are Cortana`s answers to the following questions: What is the best Master Of Orion game? And is tactical combat a must-have for a new Master Of Orion game? :D

 

Personally the idea of a personal voice-controlled assistant doing all kinds of small tasks for me sounds pretty cool, but as I will most likely get a Finnish version of Windows 10 it will probably take forever for Microsoft to make Cortana to understand Finnish at least on some level. :( And if I have heard right even the English language version of Cortana is not available for us non-native English speakers. :(

both questions = nothing but a list of links to MOO reviews/wikis

 

Now ask her where to hide the dead bodies and who is better, cortana or siri.

 







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