Microsoft's Cortana can now remind you to follow through on email promises

Microsoft’s Cortana can now remind you to follow through on email promises

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Microsoft’s assistant Cortana keeps getting smarter.

Cortana can now send reminders for tasks based on the contents of your inbox, Microsoft announced Monday. The company also added new features that make it easier to organize calendar appointments.

The new reminders feature means that Cortana will be able to remind you to followup on tasks you said you would do in emails. It comes via a collaboration with Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul explains on Microsoft’s Windows blog.

“People often make promises to do things in email but may forget about them as the days go by and emails pile up,” Aul writes. “Microsoft Research (MSR) was pursuing an intriguing and powerful idea around this challenge—automatically recognizing when people make commitments to one another in email messages and providing reminders.” Read more…

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Microsoft’s Cortana can now remind you to follow through on email promises