This summer, I researched how to integrate the speech recognition assistant Windows Cortana into an application that would interact in a smart environment. This research impacts those who have trouble using technology, such as the elderly and the disabled, by allowing them to access it by simply using their voice. Software developers that create voice-recognition programs will be most interested in this research because it is very important to see how accurate different platforms are. This problem was solved by taking a sample of people with different voice pitches and accents and testing them in Windows Cortana in order to see whether their voices are properly recognized. A total of 50 voices were recorded saying five phrases. Each phrase was given five chances for accuracy. The total number of “Yes’s” was divided by the product of the number of people and the number of phrases to get the all-around percent correctness.