Cortana Vs Siri- How Cortana Outstands Siri

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Lately there has been a lot of hype in tech world about Cortana, the Digital personal Assistant from Microsoft, which debuted on Windows Phone and Later this year to Windows 10 on Desktop. Last week we covered Cortana in detail and this time we are here with an extensive comparison between the Apple’s digital assistant Siri and Cortana, mainly focusing on parts where Cortana outstands Siri.

Unlike Siri, Cortana gets to know you by learning your interests and looks out for you, providing useful recommendations.  And the fact that it provides better results than Siri is what brings it to the limelight. These are few areas where the difference lie?

Better way of Reminding on call/text
Cortana is the only digital assistant with People based reminders that links to emails, texts and calls. So you can get a reminder to wish a friend on his birthday even before you receive his call.
With Siri, you don’t get reminders with incoming text, calls or emails, so when you forget you may have to call him back with an apology.

Tired of running late? Cortana is there to look after you
Cortana’s traffic alert let you know the current traffic status before you go for your appointment. Thus accordingly you can leave early.
While with Siri, you will have to remember to check the traffic before you leave.


Location based reminders with Cortana
Cortana’s location based alerts/reminders pop up when you are close to a particular store that you have set a reminder for. She will remind you to pick up milk and clothes from dry-cleaners as soon as you are in their vicinity.
With Siri, you will have to check through all of your reminders manually. Not convenient when you are on the road.

These are few things that Cortana can do but Siri cannot:
  1. Cortana can look up flight times and flight information directly
  2. Cortana integration into different apps is unique and has a lot of potential. You could ask how many calories are in a banana and Cortana will answer out loud and then you have the option to add that food to your calorie tracker.
  3. Cortana features Shazam-style music recognition.
  4. Cortana can remember the result of the previous query and can reply to the next question in the same context. For e.g. First Question being “Who is the President of India” and Second one “What is his age”. She is able to reply correctly to the second query.

Lets check some responses where Cortana gets more point than Siri:

1.Who is better: Siri or Cortana?
Siri: “Interesting question.”
Cortana: “That’s a tough one. It’s like comparing apples to windows.”

2.What does the fox say?
Siri: “Chacha-chacha-chacha-chow!”
Cortana: Sings “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding.”

3. Is Indigo flight 16 on time?
Siri: Web results.
Cortana: Details of the flight, including departure and arrival times and locations.

4. Will you marry me?
Siri: “I’m not the marrying kind.”
Cortana: “OK, we’ll need a plan. I’ll work on being more human, you work on being more digital.”

Cortana is likely to prove more handier to users as more features are added with time.

Do you want to add more to the list? What’s your experience with Siri and Cortana? Hit the comment box below.


Via- Microsoft
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