Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana will start working together this year

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Later during the year, Alexa and Cortana will be able to communicate on Amazon's Echo lineup of smart home speakers and everything with the Cortana system including Android, iOS and devices that use Windows 10. He went on to point out that Cortana's knowledge, Office integration, smart commitments, and reminders would be assets to Alexa users.

The partnership will allow Amazon "instant foothold in about 150 million Cortana-enabled Windows 10 computers, and the Redmond giant will get Cortana on Alexa-enabled devices".

"There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialized skill areas", Amazon fonder and chief Jeff Bezos said in a statement announcing the digital assistants were becoming friends.

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When merged together their strengths would prove complementary and give the clients a richer and more helpful experience.

For Alexa customers, you'll be able to access Cortana's features, which include booking a meeting or accessing work calendars.

With early adopter hospitals already conducting pilots or proof-of-concept testing artificial intelligence voice technologies, Amazon and Microsoft said on Wednesday that they will collaborate to make Alexa and Cortana interact. With this new feature, Alexa now has added the ability to control music playback, between devices. "Cortana users will be able to use Alexa to shop on Amazon.com and manage their orders..."

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But Bezos and Nadella are concerned that keeping assistants from working together could hold them back. It all seems counterintuitive at first glance because we're looking at two voice assistants that have overlapping capabilities.

Asking Alexa to open Cortana and vice versa will launch the rival assistant once it's available later this year, meaning the companies have effectively built skills (the smart speaker equivalent of apps) for each other's platform. It's his idea that Amazon took to Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft. Bezos told the New York Times that he would "welcome" Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant to join them, but doesn't know if those companies would be interested.

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