Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 Copilot powered by GPT-4

Microsoft announced last week it will be launching ‘Microsoft 365 Copilot’, an embedded productivity tool powered by revolutionary AI system, GPT-4.

According to Microsoft, Copilot will be integrated with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

The announcement was made three days after a Google revealed plans for AI features within Google Workspace, including AI-assisted text generation in Gmail, Docs, and other applications.

Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft said Copilot will “fundamentally change the way we work.”

“Today marks the next major step in the evolution of how we interact with computing,” he 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 also announced plans to release a feature that extracts data from documents, presentations, emails, calendars, notes, and contacts into a single interface.

Business Chat will work across all Microsoft 365 apps and will help summarise chats, write emails, find key dates, and more. 

Microsoft 365 is now commonplace globally, with many organisations now utilising services within Microsoft 365 including SharePoint online, Microsoft Teams and OneDrive.

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