Cortana is Microsoft’s voice assistant feature that will be debuting in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, and while Microsoft has yet to fully roll out the update to Windows Phone 8 users, the company has recently posted a video on how to use the voice assistant feature on Windows Phone.

The video Microsoft uploaded basically takes us through the basics of Cortana and what we can do with it, some of the commands we can use, and shows off some of its capabilities. In some way Cortana is pretty much what you would expect from a voice assistant feature, but at the same time Microsoft has made some interesting additions to it, such as its ability to make predictions.

During the World Cup 2014, it seems that thanks to Microsoft’s algorithms, Cortana was able to successfully predict 15 out of the 16 matches that took place, meaning that if you had place your bets using Cortana was your source, you would have easily walked away with a lot of money! In any case if you have a few minutes to spare and want to check out what you can expect from Cortana upon its release (it’s still considered under beta), check out the video above for more info!

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