UCLA professor believes she’s the inspiration behind Cortana

Patricia Dickson, A professor of pediatrics at UCLA, believes the creator of the video game Halo: Combat Evolved based key concepts and characters in the game on her ideas and personality. One of the characters Dickson believes was based on her is the AI Cortana, which became the inspiration for Microsoft’s digital assistant of the same name. She claims in-game elements — like the character Halsey having a messy desk and a snow globe — point at the character being her. Created by by Bungie founders Jason Jones and Alex Seropian, the game went on to sell over five million copies.…

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