"People with disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to technology advances, but Microsoft sees this as a key area to address concerns over the technology and competes against Google, Amazon, and IBM." .
Microsoft has announced a new revenue-sharing deal for Microsoft Store that gives developers a bigger cut of app sales in instances where Microsoft hasn't contributed to winning a new customer. It's not sufficient to just build skills for other agents, but you need to be able to have your own agent that can directly talk to customers, and every agent should be able to converse across multiple personal digital assistants. Cross platform features are not necessarily a bad thing.
This app for Windows 10 was announced at the annual Build conference and aims to be "a new way to connect your phone to your PC". In this conference, the company shows that the Cortana is running on Alexa and Alexa is running on Cortana.
Microsoft executives and managers introduced new apps and features as well as updates to existing offerings with an overall goal of "making the PC the perfect second screen to your phone", in the words of Shilpa Ranganathan, general manager of Windows Mobility Experience for Microsoft. Also, it makes it easier to share content between devices, as users could "quickly drag and drop your phone's photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement - without having to take your phone out of your pocket", for example, the post said.
This an opportunity for Microsoft to emphasize its philosophy of building AI for social good.
Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure, a new package of sensors, including a next generation depth camera with onboard compute for AI on the Edge. That includes two new features: Remote Assist for chatting and collaborating, and Layout to create spaces in mixed reality. It highlights Microsoft latest attempt toward its Continue on PC functionality by incorporating the mobile experience into its desktop OS. The picture was dragged and dropped from the desktop.