Voice-recognised assistant Cortana is being touted as a potential career option in the United Kingdom, but is it really a viable option for most jobseekers?
The answer is complicated, as is the debate about whether the technology will be able to deliver the right results in the future.
For the full interview, we spoke to Alexa, a digital assistant developed by Google.
And for more insight into how the technology works, check out this episode of Recode.
What is voice-based technology?
Voice-based technologies are digital assistants that use natural language to provide users with useful information and context.
For example, you might say, “I need a bus fare, but I don’t know the exact destination, so I’m going to ask Siri.”
This is an example of how a digital helper can tell you more information about the world.
For instance, Alexa can ask, “Where is the bus stop?” or “Where are the shops?”
You can also ask questions such as, “What is the weather?”
This is the kind of information that is useful to people, such as directions, or for specific queries.
Voice-activated assistants are sometimes called digital assistants because they use a computer voice.
The technology uses speech recognition and other technology to process the speech and make the correct guesses, rather than relying on natural language.
This is a form of artificial intelligence.
It is not the same as a human brain.
You can ask Cortana to do things, but you need to have a human to guide the process.
Alexa is able to answer some questions that humans can’t.
For examples, she can ask you, “How far is the road?” or, “Is there a subway station nearby?”
This allows Alexa to make educated guesses based on the context of your question, rather like a trained assistant.
Alexa can also help you find the nearest restaurant.
Alexa also can tell how to use certain services, such like a grocery store.
In the future, Alexa will learn more about you and your preferences, and you’ll be able ask Cortana more specific questions to tailor the service.
Alexa will also give you recommendations about how to access different services, like a movie theater.
You will also be able voice control Cortana with a smartphone.
How can you use voice to ask questions?
For Alexa, it is easy to ask Cortana specific questions, such a, “Which restaurant should I go to?.”
This means that Alexa can say, if you asked Alexa, “Go to a restaurant with the best food and drink specials,” she would know to go to a specific restaurant.
You don’t need a voice-activated assistant to tell Cortana the right place to go.
Alexa knows that there are people with certain interests in different parts of the world, and she will try to understand the information that you have to ask about a specific interest.
You may also say, for example, “Alexa, I want to know if the park is closed,” and Cortana can help you figure out the closest park to you.
If you ask Cortana a question, Alexa is going to answer the question, but Cortana will give you a different answer based on context.
The next time you ask Alexa to do something, Cortana will remember what you said, and it will then ask Cortana for a different, more relevant answer based off your context.
This means you can ask Alexa things like, “If I ask Cortana, will you give me a ride?” or for example: “Alexah, I’m looking for a bike repair shop.”
For Cortana to understand context, you need an agent to guide you.
Alexa has several types of agents, including one that will help you learn what information you are interested in, and another that will teach Cortana to interpret what you are saying.
For Alexa to know how to find the right information for you, you’ll need an intelligent agent that can learn context, understand the language of the questions you are asking, and interpret the information you ask.
These are all things that Alexa is good at.
In addition to Cortana, Alexa has a number of other voice assistants on the market.
The company also has a service called Alexa Voice Service that provides the same functionality as Alexa, but has been built into the iPhone.
Amazon Echo, for instance, is a voice assistant that works similar to Alexa.
But Echo can also be used to answer questions about weather, ask Siri directions, play music, and even tell you what time the next TV show is going on.
You’ll be getting Alexa with the iPhone 10 in 2018, but there is a version of Alexa that will be available on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus later this year.
Can you get the right voice-driven assistant for the right job?
For some jobseekers, it may not be the right choice.
Alexa and Cortana have the potential to provide an experience that is more relevant to your career and life goals, but it’s important to note that voice assistants can also make mistakes.
In fact, Google