Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Move over, Siri. Your rival virtual assistant Cortina is now a real...

Move over, Siri. Your rival virtual assistant Cortina is now a real hologram


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.

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