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These 13 videos might be silly, but they still make Microsoft’s Cortana seem impressive

Published Apr 3rd, 2014 5:30PM EDT
Microsoft Cortana Tips and Tricks
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In addition to posting several comparison videos showing the differences between Siri and Cortana, Microsoft has published several other short clips to reveal the distinct “personality” of its voice-based virtual assistant. The company is showing several of Cortana’s features, including its built-in sense of humor, with short videos that have the potential of going viral on YouTube in an obvious attempt to make this future Windows Phone 8.1 feature popular with consumers.

In one video, Cortana admits that her father is technically Bill Gates, and in another reveals that Halo’s Cortana of the future may have actually picked up her name from the Windows Phone 8.1’s virtual assistant. As for falling in love with her, that’s going to be pretty easy, a Microsoft employee says – “firstly, she’s charming, and she’s attractive for a circle.”

Microsoft’s Cortana promo videos follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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