Microsoft Cortana Brings in India With Accent Support

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 that was released three months ago. After that Microsoft has started to roll out the first major update to its Windows 10 operating system which according to the company brings a number of improvements in OS. As a part of the update, Microsoft has officially released Cortana for users in India.

However, Cortana for Windows 10 will be available in India only in English language.

Cortana is a Microsoft’s digital assistant which will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you, and tell jokes. The more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be.

Microsoft says that it has taken its time to mould Cortana to work with the Indian accent. Besides understanding the accent company has also brought an Indian voice to Cortana. Cortana for Windows 10 specially in India is said to also feature improved India based knowledge, As Microsoft giving the example of cricket and golgappas.

Cortana is now able to look into your emails to remind you about the upcoming events and can quickly reschedule the meeting, should that be a requirement.

Cortana can also recognises Indian festivals and customs. For instance, it knows what Diwali is. When asked what Cortana thinks of the festival of lights, it says, “in the courtyard of AI imagination, I would light up a thousand diyas.”

Cortana also works with many apps. Microsoft says that Cortana can now help users to find and book tickets for movies playing in theaters nearby using BookMyShow app, also touting the ability to take a selfie with voice commands.

Cortana was first initially built for smartphones running on Windows but later Microsoft integrated it with Windows 10 and is gradually rolling it out for different locales.

The latest Windows 10 update bring Cortana to Japan, Australia, Canada and India (in English). However, the new Cortana features such as using the device’s pen to just scribble notes for Cortana or to book and track an Uber are for US users only.

Microsoft had previously announced in September that it will be bringing Cortana to India. The feature was first rolled out to Windows Insider Program members before being made available for general users.

To get started type a question in the search box on the taskbar. Or select the microphone icon and talk to Cortana works for all types of PCs, but you need a mic to talk.