Amazon currently has 10’s of thousands of Alexa skills and Google has over 250 Actions for its Google Home and Assistant. At its developer conference, BUILD 2017, just a few weeks ago, Microsoft introduced some ready-made skills for its own voice-assisted AI, Cortana. At that launch, the software company announced around 20 skills ready to go. If you look today, that number has been bumped to almost 60. That may not seem like much compared Amazon’s and Google’s current offerings, but it does show that some developers, at least, are interested in developing for Cortana. Microsoft still holds a death grip on the desktop operating system market and Cortana exists in every installation of Windows 10. Microsoft could – potentially – become the leader in voice-assisted AI in short order due to Cortana’s proliferation.
You can find the list of currently available Cortana skills here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/cortana/cortana-skills/
Here, you can also enable skills for your local Cortana.
When enabled, they’ll show up in Cortana’s Notebook in the Skills section.
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