Short Bytes: Microsoft has included Cortana support in the variant of Creators Update made for Windows 10 IoT Core which supports development boards like Raspberry Pi 3 and MinnowBoard MAX. People who build IoT devices can enable Cortana support by adding compatible microphone and speakers to the Raspberry Pi.The Windows 10 Creators Update scheduled to release this week. Other than for regular machines, a variant of the Creators Update will bring Microsoft’s personal assistant Cortana to the Raspberry Pi 3 single board computer.
Rpi is used as a development board, primarily running Linux distributions such as Raspbian, Ubuntu Core, etc. As you might be knowing, Rpi boards also support Microsoft Windows in the form of Windows 10 IoT Core. Redmond has included Cortana in the Creators Update for the IoT Core.
People can leverage Cortana while building smart IoT devices using Rpi 3. They would be able to use Cortana to accept customized voice commands.
In order to work, Cortana requires a pair of microphone and speakers. Microsoft has tested the various speaker and microphone hardware including Logitech S150 USB Speakers, Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone/Cardioid, Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000, and Sound Tech CM-1000USB Table Top Conference Meeting Microphone.
Windows 10 IoT Core isn’t just limited to Rpi boards, it’s also compatible with Intel Compute Stick and other developer boards. To setup Cortana, you’ll have to install the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard. Follow this link to know more about the steps to configure Cortana.
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