Originally Cortana was called Louise
Personal assistant Cortana is now the key feature of the mobile platform Windows Phone, which was developed as a direct competitor to Google Now and Apple’s Siri.
The service lets you use your voice to add reminders to your calendar to get the results of sporting events, find restaurants, create messages and many more. Recently, however, it became clear that at an early stage of development, Microsoft has named its upcoming product by the name Louise.
The technology that we now know as Cortana, included similar functionality and has been optimized to work with Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8, as evidenced by the two videos that demonstrate the work of Louise for smartphone and tablet. The algorithm worked with an old digital assistant, formed the basis that allowed the company to expand the capabilities of Cortana and make it what it is now.
It is no secret that Microsoft is considering the possibility of integrating a personal assistant, a desktop version of its operating system. It is not clear when this will happen, but one thing is certain – in the future we will enjoy Cortana on their desktops, laptops and tablets. It is also interesting that until the last moment before the presentation Cortana Microsoft wanted to name her Alyx. In the end, the company has decided to use the name of a popular character from the game Halo.