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Microsoft voice search: the key details

Microsoft’s voice search strategy

How does Microsoft voice search differ from Google voice search?

  • Speech recognition: Cortana does this fantastically well and, although Google Assistant is still very accurate, small margins do matter in this arena. Although only a sample size of one, I can also attest that Cortana comprehends my Irish brogue much more accurately than Google Assistant.
  • Business task management: Cortana can be a huge timesaver with commands like “Pull up the latest version of my task tracker.” With full access to the Windows OS, it can locate documents quite easily and reduce time spent on laborious document searching.
  • Context: When a user is logged in across Windows products, Cortana can serve accurate contextual results. See below for an example of the same phrase searched by voice on a Windows laptop using Cortana and Google:

In summary

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Clark Boyd

Clark Boyd

Tech/business writer, lecturer, and analyst. I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.