Friday 17 March 2023

*UKHotViewsExtra* Microsoft Copilot to disrupt how we work

MicrosoftThe announcements around generative AI keep coming thick and fast, and the speed by which Microsoft has looked to capitalise on this trend, and its investments in OpenAI, are truly quite astounding. We already saw the company look to deepen its investment and relationship with OpenAI with a reported $10bn investment, and then integrate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine - See here. Earlier this month they announced Dynamics 365 Copilot as the world’s first AI Copilot for both CRM and ERP.

In its latest move, Microsoft announced yesterday the launch of Microsoft 365 Copilot, that will see OpenAI and ChatGPT integrated across the office suite of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and Viva. This marks a major upgrade and a change to Office tools that we have not seen in a long time, perhaps ever. Copilot is more than just ChatGPT embedded into Microsoft 365, it is a sophisticated engine leveraging the power of large language models (LLMs), including the new GPT-4  (See ChatGPT creator OpenAI releases new GPT-4 model ), alongside Microsoft 365 apps and business data. The Copilot brand is of course already used with Microsoft owned GitHub, which has shown how it can help developers be more productive and improve their code while they type.

The announcements come just days after Google said it would bring generative AI to Gmail and Workspace apps like Docs and Slides. Along with the previously announced Google Bard – See here, it feels like the company is just trying to keep pace with Microsoft who are using its substantial might to move at lightning speed.

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Posted by Simon Baxter at '10:00'