A Closer Look at Microsoft’s AI Copilot: The Tool Changing the Way We Work

Microsoft's new AI is capable of generating documents and spreadsheets on simple prompts

A Closer Look at Microsoft’s AI Copilot: The Tool Changing the Way We Work
María López

María López

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Artificial intelligence has become one of the most relevant technological areas in recent months. Large companies are fighting to see who can come up with the best and fastest AI, which has resulted in a great evolution in just a few months. One of the companies that has led this field is undoubtedly Microsoft.

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Recently, the Redmond-based company launched a new version of Bing that uses GPT-4, one of the world’s most advanced natural language models. However, this is only the beginning for Microsoft. The company has plans to continue improving its products with artificial intelligence, as is the case with Microsoft 365 .

During their event focused on productivity and AI (held on Thursday, March 16), they unveiled their latest addition – Copilot, a set of tools that will serve to assist Microsoft 365 users.

Suggesting words, creating presentations from scratch…this is all Copilot can do.

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According to the company, Copilot represents a “completely new way of working”. For starters, the tool will be integrated into the Microsoft 365 suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams). Apart from that, we will also have Business Chat, which also works with the applications we mentioned above and calendars, emails, etc. Thanks to this feature, we will be able to carry out such useful tasks as asking you to explain things or summarize things to our work team.

Copilot can be used at any time and will provide us with new possibilities such as writing drafts based on other documents (in the case of Word). Microsoft itself wanted to point out that the results obtained may sometimes differ from our objectives, but we will also be able to modify anything at any time.

In PowerPoint, for example, you can create presentations using natural language. Write to Copilot what ideas you have in mind and it will make it happen (with more or less success). Copilot in Excel will help us to “unlock information, identify trends or create professional-looking data visualizations”. On the other hand, Copilot will also help us in Outlook to clean our mail inbox and organize our mail in the best possible way.

However, Microsoft is not the only company that has introduced these features in its suite. Recently, Google also announced the inclusion of artificial intelligence in Google Workspace applications (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc).

María López

María López

Artist by vocation and technology lover. I have liked to tinker with all kinds of gadgets for as long as I can remember.

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