The software maker revealed its plans during a presentation (spotted by ZDNet) at its WinHEC conference in China, where the company also unveiled the requirements for manufacturers to build IoT devices with access to Cortana. During its presentation, the company used fridges, thermostats, and toasters as examples of Windows 10 IoT devices that we will be seeing in the coming years.

Windows 10 new voice features

In addition, Microsoft is pushing “wake on voice” and “far-field voice” features that will be part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Wake on voice is a new feature that allows Cortana to quickly turn on a computer from full-power off state on hardware supporting “Modern Standby” power-management (similar to Xbox One). Far-field voice is another feature that will let you interact with Cortana in a room with ambient noise at far distance up to 13 feet. While we’re months away from Microsoft releasing its next major update, the company is already testing some of these new improvements. For example, recent preview builds of Windows 10 include a full-screen mode to use Cortana for a more immersive experience using voice command at far distances. Case in point is Harman Kardon, who is working on a device to bring Cortana to a speaker that may come to market sometime next year.

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