Gamers know Halo’s “Cortana” as an artificial intelligence character who appears in holographic form, but on Windows Phones, she will take the form of a circular animated icon that moves while speaking or thinking. It can receive voice commands to call contacts, pull up apps and even search the Internet. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Gamespot reports, “Similar to Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana will reportedly allow Windows Phone users to determine how they want to be addressed, either by your real name or a nickname. The Verge’s sources also note that a key component of Cortana is its ability to save information like location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information to a Notebook system. The Cortana system is also reportedly capable of tracking flights and various email services and can generate notifications to users.”