Cortana gets cleverer at reading your emails

25/01/2016: Microsoft is making Cortana, its personal assistant, more “proactive”, by giving it access to more email and calendar data. Cortana is now able to remind users of meetings and commitments made based on email conversations, and alert them to meeting requests that are outside of their usual schedule. The personal assistant’s update is thanks to a collaboration with Microsoft Research. “As we look forward, we will continue to invest in areas that truly reflect the capabilities of a real-life assistant, like proactively reminding you about the things you have to do without you even asking, getting you to a meeting on time or helping to track and manage your calendar,” said Microsoft’s group programme manager for Cortana, Marcus Ash. “We’re incredibly excited about the possibilities with Cortana. As we…


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