Microsoft will drop Cortana’s voice assistant in Windows, its support will end this year, the corporation said.
The company plans to focus on developing Windows Copilot, a complete AI-based assistant. Copilot will appear in Windows 11 updated to version 23H2. Previously, the tool was only available in Office 365 applications.
Microsoft will also introduce Bing Chat plugins in the updated operating system, allowing developers to integrate their apps with Windows Copilot and engage customers with Windows services more effectively.
Cortana’s voice assistant was launched in 2015, but the tool wasn’t very popular, so in 2021 the company stopped supporting its mobile version.
Earlier, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Counsel Brad Smith expressed his hope that the US authorities will introduce legislative regulation in the field of AI.
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