How Microsoft Could Implement Cortana On Windows (Louise Personal Assistant From MSR)

We already know that Microsoft is working on bringing Cortana to Windows platform. Microsoft’s Marcus Ash (Group Program Manager for Windows Phone – Cortana) and Rob Chambers (Group Program Manager, Applications and Services Group) revealed during a panel that Cortana will move beyond the phone. And a job listing from Microsoft also pointed out the same. They were looking for members to redefine the personalization experience on Windows and to help create serendipitous moments of discovery and satisfaction for the users and enable signature experiences that make Windows your indispensable companion in the real world. Today, an old Microsoft Research video was discovered which shows an early prototype of a automated personal assistant called Louise built to work on Windows.

Project Louise is an ongoing, multiyear prototyping effort to build an automated personal assistant. This demo highlights the Louise Personal Assistant serving as a conversational natural user interface (NUI): multi-modal speech+touch. This prototype was created by Madhu Chinthakunta, Savas Parastatidis, Lisa Stifelman, Jacob Miller, and Octavia Petrovici in the Conversational Systems Lab led by Larry Heck.

What do you expect from Cortana for Windows?

via: h0x0d

  • Andreas Sofogiannis


  • Rod Iron

    That didn’t look too exciting.

  • OnewordTF

    Why stop at Windows? Wouldn’t it be great if my Freezer had Cortana. When something runs out I could say “Cortana, add oven chips to the shopping list”. And the same for my Fridge and pantry. And then get a printout end of week for things I need to buy (automatic ordering would be too Big Brother – I need to make the final choice). Only thinking…

  • NGM123

    I want Cortana on my Surface……… now!