CNET News Video
Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana can talk to each otherA live demo at Microsoft Build features Amazon and Microsoft digital voice assistants working together.
Alexa, add milk to my shopping list. I've added milk to your shopping list. Alexa, open Cortana. Cortana here, how can I help? How's my day? [BLANK_AUDIO] I��ll take a look, I see two events for today. First up, at 5:30 PM, celebration with Tom at Harvest Bind, and then at 8 PM pickup Maddie from soccer. What can I do for you? Send an email to Tom Taylor saying, I��ll see you tonight. [BLANK_AUDIO] Sure, I��ll email Tom Taylor. I��ll see you tonight. Ready to send it? Yes. [BLANK_AUDIO] Great, I've sent it. [SOUND] How can I help? I'm done. [BLANK_AUDIO] Very cool. Later. [LAUGH] I love being able to talk to both Cortana and Alexa on my PC, let me show you how they help me through my day. I see I have an email from Megan about dinner tonight at Harvest Vine. Hey Cortana Where is Harvest Vine? [BLANK_AUDIO] Harvet Vine is about two miles a way at 2701 East Madison in Seattle. Better get going. Hey Cortana, open Alexa [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] Hi there. This is Alexa. How can I help? Get me a ride to Harvest Vine. There is a uberX two minutes away from your Alexa address. Should I order it? Yes, please. [SOUND] Okay, requesting your ride. This may take a few moments. Would you like to continue? [SOUND] Yes. [BLANK_AUDIO] [SOUND] Okay, your Uber driver, Sarah, is arriving. Look for a Toyota Camary. What's next? [SOUND] Turn off the lights, please. [SOUND] What else can I help you with? What do you think bout Cortana? [LAUGH] I like Cortana. We both have experience with light rings, although hers is more of a Halo. Is there anything else? [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] Thanks, that's it. [APPLAUSE] Just a few other things that Alexa and Cortona helped me do throughout my day. This experience is still gonna occur in a limited beta but you can go to this website to be notified when we go live.