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Microsoft boss calls voice assistants ‘stupid’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called the voice assistants Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Cortana “stupid as a traffic jam.” This is stated in the article Financial Times.

In 2016, the head of the corporation argued that bots are new applications. He now admits that voice assistants have not lived up to expectations.

“They were all dumb as a cork. Whether it’s Cortana, Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri […]. We had a product that was supposed to be a new interface for a large number of [информации]but it didn’t work,” Nadella said.

Probably, the excessive frankness of the head of Microsoft is connected with the hype around the introduction of a chat bot with artificial intelligence in the Bing search service. A month after the announcement, the company was able to return interest to his not the most popular service.

Siri co-creator Adam Cheyer also believes that ChatGPT’s ability to understand complex instructions has made existing voice assistants relatively stupid.

“Previous opportunities were too inconvenient. Nobody knows what they can or cannot do,” he said.

Cheyer added that generative AI has the potential to bring back the popularity of assistants:

“Essentially, this technology will provide a breadth, flexibility and complexity that was not available in the previous generation of voice assistants. I think there will be a renaissance.”

Previously, Microsoft developed its own competitor to Siri – the voice assistant Cortana. The assistant was used in smartphones on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. In 2015, the service was integrated into the desktop version of the OS from Microsoft.

However, in 2021 the company stopped Cortana support on mobile platforms. Some assistant features remain in the tech giant’s business apps.

Recall that on February 28, Microsoft released the Moment 2 update for Windows 11, which added a number of features based on artificial intelligence. Among them is the introduction of the Bing chatbot into the taskbar.

In March, an Intel leak hinted at developing Windows 12 with an AI focus.

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