Microsoft says it has taken a big step forward in making chatbots and digital assistants much more conversational.
Microsoft today announced that it has created what it believes is the “first technological breakthrough” toward making conversations with chatbots more like speaking to another person.
Microsoft says that it has figured out how to make chatbots talk and listen at the same time, allowing them to operate in “full duplex,” to use telecommunications jargon. The company says this allows chatbots or assistants to have a flowing conversation with humans, much more akin to how people talk to one another.
I wonder how this will effect Cortana in the future.