Microsoft 365 Copilot: New AI Assistant for Office Apps

During Microsoft Reinventing productivity with AI event held on 16 March 2023, Microsoft announced its future plans with AI. Include the other announcements the one that caught everyone’s eye was Microsoft 365 Copilot: new AI assistant for the Office apps, which include Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.

Microsoft 365 Copilot the New AI assistant for the Office Apps

In a blog post, Satya Nadella, Microsoft Chairman and CEO explained, “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,” He further said, “With our new copilot for work, we’re giving people more agency and making technology more accessible through the most universal interface — natural language.” Microsoft 365 Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with users’ data that is present in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn their words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet.

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As per the blog, “Copilot is more than OpenAI’s ChatGPT embedded into Microsoft 365. It’s a sophisticated processing and orchestration engine working behind the scenes to combine the power of LLMs, including GPT-4, with the Microsoft 365 apps and your business data in the Microsoft Graph — now accessible to everyone through natural language.” Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 in two ways.

  • Embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps users use every day: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more — to unleash creativity, unlock productivity and uplevel skills.
  • Business Chat, which works across the Microsoft 365 apps and your data: your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts — to do things you’ve never been able to do before.

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In the months ahead Microsoft plans to do a lot more with their Copilot, stay tuned with TechCult to be the first to know what new Microsoft and other tech giants and planning to do.

Source: Official Microsoft Blog

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