Cortana has told half a million jokes already

28 August 2015

Cortana, Microsoft's Siri rip-off, already has 75 million devices using it, according to the company. This will be something to do with loads of people installing Windows 10, no doubt.

And with that, Microsoft would like to tell us some interesting facts about it all. You are not legally obliged to find these facts interesting, for the record. You are obliged to slag stuff off in the comments though.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing for Windows and Devices, went on Twitter to tell everyone about these titbits, one of them being about Cortana pulling out some wisecracks. Apparently, it has shared over half a million jokes in response to "tell me a joke" query which people keep asking it.

What kind of person asks artificial intelligence for a joke? Arseholes like Clean Bandit, that's who. You'll remember them getting friendly with a robot female voice on that godforsaken advert.

Millions have also downloaded Microsoft Solitaire Collection, which is the new version of the old Solitaire time wasting exercise. Also popular with millions, is Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.

So there you have it. Cortana - telling loads of jokes. Are they funny? Ask it yourself. We're terrified of it.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile

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