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National Adult Learning Week
Manage your Life with Cortana
Friday 13th June 2014
Director, Head of Process & Platforms
Meet Cortana: The New Windows Phone 8.1 Personal Assistant
Cortana – What Can You Do?
IT Geek Technology Evangelist
Director, Process & Platforms @ C5
Keen interest in Machine Learning
Gadget Freak Likes Productivity
“My” intelligent personal assistant
Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Bing
*Recognizes natural voice
*Responds with Humor
(She calls me Gus)
Driving Statistics (USA)
660,000 drivers use cell phones or manipulate electronic
devices while driving AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT!
3,300+ people killed, 387,000+ injured in crashes involving
a distracted driver in 2011
25% of teens respond to a text message once or more
every time they drive.
20% of teens and 10% of parents admit that they have
extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.
Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, UMTRI
Developing Apps with Cortana
Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home – Keyboards are “Quaint”
We live in exciting times!
Privacy debate – Privacy vs Service
Cortana coming to the UK very soon
Apps, APIs and SDKs being extended (e.g.
Only v1 (Beta) – expect more!