Microsoft introduces AI assistants in Windows
For its AI functions, Microsoft has entered into a multi-billion dollar pact with the start-up OpenAI, from which the chatbot ChatGPT comes. Copilot will be starting in a few days.
Microsoft will be bringing its AI assistant Copilot to the Windows operating system from next week. The software will initially be available in early form in a free update for Windows 11 on September 26th, Microsoft announced on Thursday. Later in the year, Copilot will also be available in the Edge web browser and the Microsoft 365 cloud platform, among other things.
A central idea is to make the AI helper usable across different offerings and devices in a uniform form. To achieve this, products such as web searches, office programs or operating systems should no longer be viewed as separate categories, emphasized Microsoft boss Satya Nadella. An example of new features was that the copilot could automatically find the exact location of locations mentioned in an email.
The company announced the copilot for the Office software in March and wants to offer it to corporate customers in addition to the price of the Microsoft 365 subscription for $30 per user per month. Competitors such as Google and enterprise software specialist Salesforce are also working to upgrade their offerings with artificial intelligence.
Among other things, AI assistants can summarize content from a text and formulate drafts of emails or messages for users. For its AI functions, Microsoft entered into a billion-dollar pact with the start-up OpenAI, from which the chatbot ChatGPT comes.