Microsoft's new feature, Copilot, integrates AI technology into Microsoft Office. It's in the testing phase and expected to revolutionize the way we work. Todd Bishop, co-founder of GeekWire, shared his thoughts on this exciting development. Microsoft is committed to AI technology, and Copilot is just the latest example.
With Copilot, users can interact with Microsoft Word and Excel using natural language, much like Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek. Users can ask Copilot to summarize a meeting or identify key points in a spreadsheet. This changes how we interact with computers, like the keyboard and mouse did decades ago.
People wondered why Microsoft didn't work on Bing, its search engine. However, Microsoft chose to focus on Microsoft Office first. They also recently released some AI updates for Bing, but it's not perfect yet.
AI technology can be scary, but Copilot is a companion to assist with work, eliminate drudgery, and unlock creativity. Microsoft emphasized that this technology can change what it means to be a good writer. AI can provide a basic essay, but users need to add their own creativity.
Google is also investing in AI technology, as well as Baidu, one of the largest search engines in China. The competition is fierce, with tremendous potential for productivity applications.
In summary, Copilot will revolutionize how we work with computers. As AI technology advances, we can expect more exciting developments in the future.