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Cortana on other platforms

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    Ian2

    Interesting video:

    Maybe for Cortana to take the next leap it needs some sort of dedicated sensing hardware - our phones are a great starting point but Cortana doesn't know when we are hot / cold, hungry, tired, having fun, sad, sleeping, what we are eating etc etc.  If Cortana knew more about us and what we are doing right now then for sure it would be Big Brother scary but potentially incredibly useful.

    OK, Shoot me down ....

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    Ray7

    You mean, some sort of watch-type device?

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    Ian2

    I guess a watch might be a step but I was thinking of some future as yet just abstract device.

    Lets see what a watch could bring beyond a phone?

    I guess touching our skin would allow it to gain some basic information from our bodies.- temperature, ongoing pulse, as well as changes in our body that somehow permeate through to the skin.

    A gyro could monitor our activity.

    We should also get all the benefits of a fitbit type device.

    I'm sure Cortana could do something interesting :

    Scenario 1: Pulse high but gyro indicates little movement:, or maybe just pulse erratic - I might want Cortana to text someone close to me?

    Scenario 2: (Assuming that the watch measures external air temperature as well as my own): I might want an alert if there was a significant change from my body temperature as compared and correlated to air temperature?

    Scenario 3: I didn't go for my daily run the previous day - I might want some encouragement from Cortana (don't forget I am a geek)

    I'm sure there are many more ...

     

     

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    Michael Butler

    I want a Cortana on my Xbox one to learn my viewing habits, so it can suggest programmes across all the various media apps that I might be interested in watching.

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    Blue Ink

    , Ian2 wrote

    I guess a watch might be a step but I was thinking of some future as yet just abstract device.

    Lets see what a watch could bring beyond a phone?

    I guess touching our skin would allow it to gain some basic information from our bodies.- temperature, ongoing pulse, as well as changes in our body that somehow permeate through to the skin.

    A gyro could monitor our activity.

    We should also get all the benefits of a fitbit type device.

    I'm sure Cortana could do something interesting :

    Scenario 1: Pulse high but gyro indicates little movement:, or maybe just pulse erratic - I might want Cortana to text someone close to me?

    Scenario 2: (Assuming that the watch measures external air temperature as well as my own): I might want an alert if there was a significant change from my body temperature as compared and correlated to air temperature?

    Scenario 3: I didn't go for my daily run the previous day - I might want some encouragement from Cortana (don't forget I am a geek)

    I'm sure there are many more ...

    Would that be sufficient to make you wear a device that needs recharging at night? I may be not enough of a geek, but my patience with chargers is running real low these days.

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    wkempf

    @Blue Ink: With Qi charging, I don't find it to be a big deal. Take your watch off and drop it on a plate and you're done. Of course, that "take your watch off" bit gets me, personally. I know lots of people do that, but I don't, generally, and doing it every night would reduce the lifespan of the band.

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