At the Ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft officially launched the Project Cortex project. When integrated into Microsoft 365 services, Project Cortex will help organizations identify, organize, and deliver knowledge to employees.
Project Cortex is designed to use a network of knowledge built by AI to reason data within an organization and automatically comb the data into a shared topic based on relevance, such as project or customer. It can also build on these shared topics and send relevant knowledge to people within the organization.
Project Cortex uses a Network of Knowledge generated by AI to integrate conceptual interpretations, correlation information, relevant experts, and so on about a topic or content (such as presentations, videos, and conversations) into a Wikipedia-like knowledge topic card and share it with members of your organization. This will greatly increase the efficiency of sharing knowledge and experience across the company or organization among relevant employees.
Project Cortex has three main things
Project Cortex uses AI to understand your organization’s data and is automatically organized into shared topics such as projects and customers.
Project Cortex uses theme cards and topic pages to provide knowledge to people in your organization.
Project Cortex will also transform your content into an interactive knowledge base through innovations in intelligent content ingestion to analyze documents and create complex content models. Machine teaching enables subject matter experts to teach systems how to understand semi-structured content, and knowledge retrieval makes it easy for people to access valuable knowledge that is often locked into documents, conversations, meetings and videos.
Today, the company announced its next preview and extended invitations to a small number of applicants.
We opened up limited space for the next wave of Project Cortex private preview programs. The deadline for applications is 8 April 2020. Selected participants will be notified by the end of April. Visit our Preview blog post for more details on requirements and request a preview program.
Microsoft also noted that users who have already applied do not need to reapply, and that Microsoft will “consider both existing and new applicants in the selection process.” “