In in interview to Reuters, Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research has revealed that Microsoft is working on an advanced version of Cortana based on its research project ‘Einstein’. “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana,” said Eric Horvitz. He also confirmed that it will be releasing in the fall time frame.
The key to Cortana’s success will be knowing where a user is, what time it is, and what they are trying to do. Albert Einstein’s work on the relationship between space and time gave rise to Microsoft’s secret project name, said Horvitz.
“Einstein was brilliant about space and time,” he said. “It’s using brilliance about space and time generally in our agents.”
Reuters also confirmed that Microsoft is bringing to Cortana app to iOS and Android platforms later this year. Read about it here.