HP and Intel are Partnering on Cortana Devices Too

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Hardware, iOS, Mobile, Windows 10 with 7 Comments

HP and Intel are Partnering on Cortana Devices Too

On the opening day of Build 2017, Microsoft revealed that HP and Intel are partnering with it on Cortana hardware devices.

“The ultimate AI we’ve been dreaming about and working on is Cortana, your personal intelligent assistant,” Microsoft Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Research Harry Shum says. “With more than 145 million people using Cortana in many different countries, and our rapid expansion across devices and platforms, we want to make it easier for every developer to reach this growing audience.”

Harmon Kardon revealed the first Cortana-powered device, the Invoke smart speaker, last week. But that firm won’t be alone: Intel is creating reference platforms for Cortana-powered devices that hardware makers can utilize. And HP, once again the world’s biggest maker of PCs, is the second company to partner with Microsoft on its own Cortana device.

For now, that’s all the details we have. But I’ll update this post if or when we learn more this week.


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Comments (7)

7 responses to “HP and Intel are Partnering on Cortana Devices Too”

  1. xxxdevxxx

    Rapid expansion across devices and platforms? What is he talking about?

    • chrisrut

      In reply to xxxdevxxx:You really haven't been paying attention, have you?
      Windows 10 now lives pretty much anywhere electrons flow on silicon and metal. And it's mission is the injection ("extension", in the McLuhanesque sense) of AI everywhere protoplasm (us) wants it.

  2. jimchamplin

    Awesome! One of the things about having this be a third-party partner driven product is that it means it's not something that MS will just stop caring about. They have OEMs that are making an investment in Cortana, and that'll keep them more interested.


  3. D35011

    Please, somebody make a Cortana device that actually looks like the Cortana character, and lights up in blue when it speaks.

  4. Nicolas De Roo

    What use are Cortana devices with such limited market availability.

    • GarethB

      In reply to Nicolas De Roo:

      Don't worry, it will soon be a "global" product soon - when they announce sales in Canada.

      And that's where it will probably stop. Microsoft is so good at targetting a global market - aka North America