What’s going on:
Today, Microsoft announced the arrival of next-generation AI to revolutionize the way their workplace productivity tools function: Microsoft 365 Copilot.
Copilot is currently being tested with selected commercial customers and is designed to bring together the combined power of large language models, business data, and Microsoft 365 apps in order to inspire creativity, boost productivity, and hone the skills of the modern workplace.
Why it matters:
Copilot is integrated within the Microsoft 365 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more.
Today, Microsoft announced the new Business Chat, which offers comprehensive language models, the Microsoft 365 apps, plus customer’s calendars, emails, conversations, documents, appointments, and contacts.
Microsoft has equipped Copilot with robust data security and privacy measures based on Responsible AI Standard and advanced AI principles.
How it’ll impact the future:
AI tools and helpers have advanced rapidly within the last year and are already being integrated into work life. There are countless concerns with a technology this new, but the potential AI has to assist and advance humanity is also huge.