"Cortana users will be able to use Alexa to shop on Amazon.com and manage their orders..." "Bringing Cortana's knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments, and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal".
"The world is big and so multifaceted", said Bezos.
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon says that the chaos will soon be understood as the primary assistant of the collaboration will defer all the tasks to the second assistant. "Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it", added Nadella.
It's not clear if the two assistants will share voice data in an effort to make each digital assistant smarter.
This is a two-way street, too, as Cortana users will be able to open up Alexa and shop on Amazon or - most importantly - access any of the 20,000 Alexa skills now in existence.
As Google and Apple (and Samsung) scramble to build the smartest, do-anything personal assistant for your phone, Amazon and Microsoft have elected to take a different route: They're working together rather than competing. Since there's no mention of it, I presume Cortana on Alexa won't have staggered device-specific releases.
When this partnership goes live, Alexa-powered devices will be able to connect to Cortana by saying, "Alexa, open Cortana".
Amazon is up 0.96% on Wednesday following the news, and Microsoft is trading up 0.53%.
HomePod is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. Product model S13 is a high-performance all-in-one wireless smart speaker and part of Sonos' home sound system. This partnership should come as great news for Cortana lovers who use the Digital Assistant on their devices which include Tablets, laptops, Xbox and Windows 10 Mobile devices.