Microsoft announced the arrival of Tuesday Windows Copilot, an artificial intelligence assistant that will try to centralize user activities in one place, like Cortana but much more powerful. The announcement seeks to take full advantage of its $10 billion alliance with OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, which is already built into its Bing browser and is stiff competition for Google.
“Windows will be the first PC platform to centralize AI support with the introduction of Windows Copilot. Together with Bing Chat and first-party and third-party plug-ins, users can focus on realizing their ideas, completing complex projects and collaborating, instead of wasting energy finding, launching and working on multiple appsthe company explained at Microsoft Build, its annual developer-focused event.
During the presentation you can see how a user asks the assistant for some tasks such as blocking applications, interacting to ask for an opinion on a design and sharing it in messaging apps like teams.
The announcement came as part of a series of presentations at Microsoft Build, the company’s annual developer event Azure, Microsoft 365 and the operating system.
OpenIA and ChatGPT on Windows
Windows Copilot will be available “in preview” for the next few months. “It relies on Bing Chat to provide personalized responses and help users take action within Windows 11, such as changing a setting, playing a specific playlist or opening a relevant application,” they explained.
Additionally, “Microsoft will adopt the same open plug-in standard pioneered by OpenAI for ChatGPT, enabling interoperability between ChatGPT and across the breadth of Microsoft’s co-pilot offerings.”
In this sense, and due to the nature of the event, the company has ensured that “developers can now use one platform to develop plugins (add-ons) that work on both consumer and enterprise platforms, including ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot and Microsoft 365 Copilot”.
They will also have “plugin support and be the default search experience for ChatGPT. In addition to the previously announced plugins for OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha, Microsoft will also have Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin and Zillow, among many others in the ecosystem Bing.
Azure fabrics, plug-ins, and AI
The company also introduced Fabric: “It’s a new unified platform for analytics, including data engineering, data integration, data warehousing, data science, real-time analytics, applied observation and business intelligence, all connected to a single data repository called OneLake,” they explained,
Additionally, there will be more support for plug-ins: “Developers will have the ability to extend AI-powered experiences across a variety of Microsoft apps and services. Now, in limited preview, developers can use plug-ins to bring their data and code into Microsoft 365 Copilot, to act, operate, and interact with other apps and system software.”
sky blue, the cloud services package (rivaling AWS from Amazon, Oracle, and even Google) also received word. This is a huge pillar in Microsoft’s business.
“Microsoft announces Azure AI Studio to simplify the integration of external data sources into the Azure OpenAI service. These updates allow customers to implement the most advanced AI models using their own data, accelerating the time to value of applications based on ‘artificial intelligence.
And they presented an artificial intelligence system to generate safe navigation spaces. “Azure AI Content Safety is a new service that helps businesses create safer online environments and communities. Models are designed to detect hate, violence, sexuality and self-harm content in all languages, both in images and text”.
ChatGPT on everything
In February of this year, the company added ChatGPT, the popular AI chat system that recreates human conversations, to its Bing search engine. It’s a strong strategy to unseat Google – which launched Bard in response – as the default search engine, and while it’s an uphill battle, over time Microsoft was already gaining ground.
The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, had spoken at the time of the idea of artificial intelligence as a “co-pilot” for internet browsing and, according to him, it will “reshape practically every category of software”.
It’s precisely this idea that Microsoft is applying to all of the company’s products: from its Edge browser to platforms like GitHub, which also has a “Copilot” to help programmers.
The company’s commitment therefore has to do with intensifying the use of artificial intelligence for the average user and transforming the term into something everyday: for this, they strongly promote it from the development of their applications and, especially, within their operating system. .
Time will tell whether users adopt it or the fate of Cortanadiscontinued in 2021.
Linda Price is a tech expert at News Rebeat. With a deep understanding of the latest developments in the world of technology and a passion for innovation, Linda provides insightful and informative coverage of the cutting-edge advancements shaping our world.