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W20 Strike Up a Conversation with Cortana on Windows 10


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

Staff Author at LinkedIn

Do you dream of talking to your computer, telling it what to do, and then sitting back and watch it obey instantly like a champion work dog? This dream gets closer to reality in Windows 10. Microsoft has always had a great speech APIs. Now these APIs are available in Windows 10. With Cortana, the built-in speech enabled personal assistant, you can use your voice to search and interact with applications. In this session, you'll learn how to add voice control and speech synthesis to your Windows app through the Speech API.

You'll learn:

  • How to add custom vocabularies to the speech engine
  • How to configure Cortana to invoke your app action
  • How to talk back to the user with the synthesis engine
  • How to add custom voice control within your app