Setup and Use Cortana on Your Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to use Cortana, the personal assistant, on a Microsoft Lumia 535.

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    To begin with, we're going to press the power button located on the right-hand side of the phone
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    Now we're going to swipe the lock screen up
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    I've already entered Cortana, so you will want to do the same
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    You can find it in the app menu or on your home screen.
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    On this screen, it reads "Cortana is a personal assistant, ready to help you out
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    She is always ready and willing. She works best when Microsoft collects and uses your location, contacts, voice input, info from email and texts, browser and search history, calendar and other info. You can turn her off at any time", that is, if she becomes too irritating. "By tapping yes, you agree to the Windows Phone Terms of Use". So, we tap "yes". We cannot avoid it.
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    She's now absorbing the entire internet
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    It sounds dangerous. It probably is. It says it won't take long. I have no idea how long it takes to absorb the entire internet.
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    For her, it's taking longer than expected to calibrate things to her satisfaction
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    So you can see she is very personalized. She is trying to express identity and very human characteristics. This is really the beginning of the robotic and Artificial Intelligence revolution.
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    So we now see that it's worked and now we're going to answer some questions
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    She has some questions for us. She is quite unique. "What would you like me to call you?".
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    We can type the name
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    I will type in the name.
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    Let's hear how she'll say it
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    She has said "Tom"
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    Great pronunciation!
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    So now that it sounds good, we will start having some interactions with my AI friend
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    Here we are going to help her evolve
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    So press "next".
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    She is now asking
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    "What are a couple of enjoyable parts of your everyday evenings?".So I will select "Working on my projects" and "Taking my dog for a walk". Those are 2 of the things that I really enjoy in my evening times.
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    Now I will press "next"
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    The next question is "When you think about food, what's most important to you these days
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    Pick two.".
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    I will probably say the level of quality and that it matches my dietary preferences
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    Press "next" at the bottom
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    It asks:"What are two of your main motivations for going out to an event or activity?"
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    I would probably say enjoying quality entertainment and relaxing and unwinding.
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    On this screen it reads
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    "When you want to catch up on what's going on in the world, which section do you go to first?". So style is very important to me, so I will press "style" and then "next".
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    Now she is analyzing it and now Cortana is offering us some interesting elements
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    On the next screen, she offers a tip
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    She tells you to tap the notebook icon if you want to see your interests, reminders, and anything else you've asked her to remember, tap the notebook icon at the top of the screen. It won't let me do it right now.
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    Now Cortana asks, "Something I can do for you Tom?"
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    I will press the microphone button
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    I didn't say anything right here so she is advising me she doesn't understand
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    Let's try once more
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    I will ask a question: "What is the temperature today?".
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    Cortana
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    "The forecast shows showers with a high of 11 and a low of 5". At the bottom of the screen, you also see a prompt to try asking if it is hot in Salt Lake City. Obviously, it is hot in Salt Lake City today.
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    As you can see, just by asking Cortana a question, she has been able to inform me of the weather and bring up the weather forecast
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    Let's try a different question: " What is the price of oil?". So there we have oil and gas reserves and other related websites with information related to the question we've just asked.
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    I will ask a more personal question
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    "What do you look like?".
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    Now it's going to try to understand the question
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    Let's try again
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    "What do you look like?".
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    Cortana
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    "I'm a circle now, but I have ambitions. One day, I'll be a sphere".
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    As you can tell she is a very ambitious AI program
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    Where these ambitions end, we have yet to see.
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    As you can see, this is how we engage with Cortana
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    This is how you can use it. Now it's your opportunity to do the same. If you have problems activating it outside the USA, we have a video showing you how to do that. We have a tutorial showing you how to access this application outside of the USA so search for that on the website and follow those instructions. This concludes our tutorial on how to use Cortana, the personal assistant application on a Microsoft Lumia 535. If you have any questions or suggestions, or you have any of your own personal questions you've asked Cortana that has elicited some interesting responses, then please leave them in the comments section below.
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