Microsoft announced Thursday that it will add artificial intelligence (AI) technology to its suite of Microsoft business tools and applications.
In the news releaseMicrosoft said its new AI feature, called Copilot, will build on “the power of large-scale linguistic models (LLM) with business data and Microsoft 365 apps to unleash creativity, unlock productivity and advance skills.”
Microsoft also said that users can decide what to keep, change or opt out of using the feature, noting that with the new tools, users can be “more creative in Word, more analytical in Excel, more expressive in PowerPoint, more productive in Outlook and more collaboration in Teams.”
Copilot’s latest feature will be available for use through Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, Power Platform and Business Chat.
“Copilot combines the power of large language models with your data and applications to turn your words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet,” Microsoft corporate vice president of modern work and business applications Jared Spataro said in a statement.
“Based on the content and context of your business, Copilot delivers relevant and actionable results. It’s enterprise-ready, built on Microsoft’s comprehensive approach to security, compliance, privacy and responsible AI. Copilot marks a new era of computing that will fundamentally change the way we work.”
The announcement comes after the company announced earlier this year that its new premium messaging service, Teams Premium will be powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT messaging service.
Microsoft also announced that it will invest billions of dollars in OpenAI as part of the third phase of the partnership between the two companies, as the latest investment follows previous investments by both technology companies in 2019 and 2021 and expands the partnership between the two companies.
OpenAI’s ChatGPT is a free tool launched in November that automatically generates human responses to user queries in a way that is more advanced than previous technology.
New innovative technology caused concern Recently, many parents and teachers have alleged that students may have been using ChatGPT to cheat on assignments, prompting school districts in New York and Seattle to ban the tool.
OpenAI announced its plans on Wednesday to release a new AI tool called GPT-4, saying the new technology tool is a large multimodal model, meaning images and text prompts can be used to create content.
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