Archer used the 3D Unity app for his project. It’s a platform meant for developing games and virtual reality experiences. His working concept appliance works as a personal assistant and can easily answer queries.
“This is a concept Cortana appliance I’ve built. It’s basically what I imagined Microsoft’s version of Alexa or Google Home would be like if they were to use the holographic AI sidekick from the Halo franchise,” Archer wrote in a blog post.
The concept appliance is powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system in a custom enclosure. It has a portable USB monitor and a built-in-Arduino (to control platform lights).
Archer has used an omni-directional microphone to pick up your voice if you’re talking to Cortana, and a mini speaker to broadcast her responses.
Expect your virtual assistant to get increasingly real.