Some days ago, Microsoft made a huge announcement of Microsoft 365 Copilot. Microsoft 365 Copilot is basically an AI-powered upgrade for the company’s productivity apps. As per the company, the tool will be utilized for large language models, user data in Microsoft Graph, and the company’s applications to power the new Copilot features. By the utilization of Microsoft 365 Copilot, the users will be able to access the AI-backed functionality in these applications to promptly make the generation of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, draft emails, coordinate meetings and many more things in Microsoft Teams. The company promises that Copilot can be right or “usefully wrong” when used on the regular basis.
At the time of the company’s Microsoft 365 AI event, the chairman of Microsoft and CEO Satya Nadella revealed that the new Microsoft 365 Copilot will be supporting Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and other productivity applications. Although the company has closely worked with OpenAI and the service which are used in the building makes the utilization of the startup’s GPT-4 technology. Also according to the company’s Corporate Vice President, Jared Spataro, the company didn’t “simply integrate ChatGPT” with its apps. Instead, it uses “the Copilot System” to use a combination of the company’s apps, the data stored in your Microsoft account, and a large language model.
Microsoft also made conducted of comprehensive demonstration of the various functions that will come to its apps of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and meetings. In no time, the tool can create a presentation or a speech for any sort of celebration. Copilot is also capable enough to draft emails on natural language commands, or quickly generate a draft for a specific document and rephrase it in your own writing style.
The benefits of Copilot integration can also be availed through Meetings on Microsoft Teams. This simply states that users will be able to access summaries of meetings in real-time, and also sort through several messages on the messaging app.
As per the blog post, the launch is still in the stage of development and testing. The availability is not yet confirmed. But it has been witnessed that the testing of the launch is undertaken in Microsoft 365 Copilot with select commercial customers, to glean feedback while improving these models as they are rolled out more widely. For this, the end users have to wait for other details to be introduced such as pricing and licensing for the new Copilot feature.
Microsoft is also planning to debut a new feature called Business Chat, which is a tightly integrated system that is helpful in drawing data and information from a variety of sources that are including documents, presentations, emails, calendars, notes, and contacts. The new Business Chat feature will support the generation of emails, find information in your Microsoft account quickly generate plans or a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis with a single command.
Microsoft has included friction at various stages of the process that is helpful for the creation of content on the service. It is inclusive of Try Again buttons that grants the permission to the AI-based service to get one more chance for the generation of content based on your natural language commands. Copilot will also be helpful in facilitating links and citations to sources, and users will be prompted to fact-check, review, and modify content.
Copilot is the combination of the power of large language models. Initiating from grounding the business content and context, Copilot is also helpful in delivering results that are relevant and actionable. Copilot creates a new era of computing that will fundamentally transform the way of accomplishing the tasks.