• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

Microsoft is finally putting Cortana for Windows out of its misery

Microsoft is finally putting Cortana for Windows out of its misery

Microsoft has made tech headlines this year with its Bing Chat AI tool and several other AI-powered services. But the company’s original smart assistant, Cortana, somehow lingered on Windows and many other services.

Now, there’s Microsoft announced (h/t: Windows Central) and is ditching Cortana on Windows in favor of its new AI tools. The Redmond company explained on its website:

We’re making some changes on Windows that will affect users of the Cortana app. Starting in late 2023, we will no longer support Cortana on Windows as a standalone app.

Microsoft advises affected users to try AI-powered Bing, Bing Chat, Windows 11 Voice Access, Microsoft 365 CoPilot, and Windows CoPilot.

That doesn’t mean Cortana will disappear entirely. Microsoft says Cortana will continue to be available in the Outlook and Teams mobile apps, as well as in Teams displays and rooms.

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