Microsoft, the biggest tech company has made a great announcement that it has been gradually bringing more email intelligence to its virtual assistant, Cortana. However, the company is denying integrating the same straight into the Outlook mobile, which may change in the coming time. It has also been revealed from the sources that the company is currently testing Cortana within Outlook on two main platforms, i.e. Android and iOS.
The integration of Microsoft’s digital assistants will give the users of this popular mobile email client, complete freedom to listen and respond to the emails with their voice. This functionality will be mainly useful while travelling and even while the users are having lunch. Microsoft is currently testing integration of Cortana directly into the Outlook mobile that will go well over reading messages aloud and Bluetooth.
Users of Outlook will also be able to ask Cortana direct phrases such as “Did I receive any email from a particular sender” or “Read the email from John”, etc. The integration of this digital assistant, Cortana is in an internally integration face and if the feedback is positive then this adding of this virtual assistant will make its way to beta and public releases of Outlook for these two platforms.
This news of integration of Cortana in Outlook arrived few days after the Microsoft’s Outlook for iOS and Android boss transitioned to overseeing the Cortana virtual assistant. Javier Soltero, who joined this biggest tech giant when it acquired the renowned email application, Acompli will now submit the reports to the Microsoft’s head of Artificial Intelligence and Research, Harry Shum.
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