Microsoft today unveiled its new AI-powered assistant for its Microsoft 365 apps, called Copilot. Copilot is designed to help users create content across various applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Teams. Copilot uses OpenAI models to generate text, images, charts, and slides based on user input and context.
Copilot was announced at The Future of Work with AI event on March 16th, 2023. The event showcased how Microsoft is using AI to reinvent productivity and collaboration for its customers and partners. The event featured demos of Copilot in action, as well as insights from Microsoft executives and industry experts.
“Today marks the next major step in the evolution of how we interact with computing, which will fundamentally change the way we work and unlock a new wave of productivity growth,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft.
“With our new copilot for work, we’re giving people more agency and making technology more accessible through the most universal interface — natural language.”
Copilot in Microsoft 365 Apps
Copilot works in various apps including Microsoft Word which can write a first draft to edit and iterate on. Users can prompt Copilot to shorten, rewrite or give feedback.
Copilot in PowerPoint helps you create beautiful presentations with a simple prompt, adding relevant content from a document you made last week or last year.
It also works in Excel where it can analyze trends and create professional-looking data visualizations in seconds
Copilot can also create PowerPoint presentations for you from scratch. All you have to do is type in a few keywords or phrases and Copilot will use its natural language understanding and generation capabilities to create slides with relevant content, images, charts, and animations. You can also edit and customize the slides as you wish.
Copilot also works in Outlook by helping to summarizing long email threads to quickly drafting suggested replies.
Copilot leverages OpenAI models to create high-quality content that is coherent, relevant, and engaging. Copilot can also learn from user feedback and preferences to improve its performance over time. Copilot aims to save users time and effort by automating tedious tasks and enhancing creativity.
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