This week, you may have seen videos of world-renowned trials cyclist, Danny MacAskill, using Cortana to prepare for something.
That something was doing a Loop-De-Loop over a barge in London.
“A career as a professional athlete can be quite hectic and as I prefer to spend as much time on my bike as possible – any help in organising meetings, travel plans and projects is great. This is one of the biggest setups I have ever ridden and the location is amazing. To have a 5-metre loop floating on a barge is something surreal. I always look for new challenges and the chance to ride this massive loop with the help of Cortana is another achievement I can be proud of,” said Danny MacAskill.Advertisements
“We’ve designed Cortana to be the most personal digital assistant – she adapts to individual personalities, learning by experience to become not only an instant reactive helper, but also an indispensable proactive influence. Danny’s London stunt is proof that she can enable even the most outlandish inspirational ideas to become reality,” said Adam Johnson, marketing director, mobile devices at Microsoft.
Here’s a video sent via email. I can’t seem to find a copy on YouTube already so we put it up:
Here’s another video of Danny: