Is Halo’s Cortana the new Siri?
There is a new Siri coming to town and her name is Cortana. If you are a fan of the Halo series, then you might have a sneaking suspicion about what Cortana is loosely based on.
That’s right, the snarly AI from Master Chief’s helmet, is coming to a phone near you. But before you Halo fans lose your shit watch this leaked video of the new phone Cortana.
If you didn’t watch it, there is no sound, no visual, no Cortana. There is only a text based interface. I don’t know about you but when I think of Cortana I think of something more… human. This new phone assistant seems to be only text at the moment.
I don’t know about you but I was hoping for something a little more like this!
It seems like all of the iconic features that made Cortana who she was as a character have been stripped out and removed. We are left with some modern version of a still lame text based adventure game that can find you a coffee shop around the corner.
Now it is important to remember that this is a LEAKED version of the software, so the end product may not look a thing like this. But even so, Microsoft is WAY behind where the real Cortana was. What I find so confusing about this is that they own all of the necessary licencing to make phone Cortana a functional reality. They are making the choice to not do that.
In my opinion, Microsoft has a lot of ground to cover before they release the finial version of Cortana. If there is not a visual representation, a voice interaction like Siri, in the voice of Cortana, then I would be very disappointed.
It would be the same as asking a friend to come over and watch a movie and when they get there you start reading the book out loud. Yeah the book may be good but it isn’t what you came over for. he same goes with calling this program Cortana. Unless they make her into a Cortana, I’m not buying it.
Next to Cortana, this might be the most iconic thing to come out of Halo