Cortana gives Siri some attitude in parody clip from Arsenio Hall Show

Microsoft's announcement of its Cortana voice command digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 did not go unnoticed by the media. This week, the U.S. late night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show decided to pit a fictional version of Cortana up against Apple's iOS assistant Siri.

As you can see from the clip (which has a few elements that may be considered NSFW), Hall tries to compare how the two virtual assistant work with similar requests. It would appear that Hall's version of Cortana has a bit more attitude than the more polite Siri as she proceeds to make fun of the Los Angeles Lakers, going out for grilled cheese sandwiches instead of making them at home, and more.

While we doubt the final version of the real Cortana assistant will display the kind of language and tone that this parody version displayed, it's still pretty funny. The voice also sounds a lot like Jen Taylor, who will reprise her Cortana role from the Halo games in the Windows Phone 8.1 version.

Just to make sure, we contacted Taylor via Twitter to see if she participated in the skit. Sadly the answer is "No" but she felt it was funny anyway, and we agree.

Source: Arsenio Hall on YouTube

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