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Microsoft to Introduce a Copilot AI assistant to Windows 11

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Microsoft declared on Tuesday that its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot Windows Copilot would be included to the Windows 11 home screen.

Similar to how Cortana, Microsoft’s existing AI-powered virtual assistant, is presented, Windows Copilot will act as a central, text-based AI assistant that can be accessed from the Windows taskbar. Users will be able to launch programs like Adobe, Spotify, Teams, computer settings, and more while using Copilot’s chat function in an on-screen sidebar thanks to the integration with a range of other apps.

“Invoking Windows Copilot is familiar and easy — the button is front and center on your taskbar — simple to find and use,” explained Panos Panay, chief product officer for Windows and devices at Microsoft.

“Once open, the Windows Copilot sidebar stays consistent across your apps, programs and windows, always available to act as your personal assistant. It makes every user a power user, helping you take action, customize your settings and seamlessly connect across your favorite apps.”

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To assist users in completing activities, Windows Copilot will be able to explain, rewrite, or summarize copied text or documents. Users will be able to enter up to 2,000 characters in the chat field, according to a video on Microsoft’s website.

The Bing search engine and ChatGPT will both have plugins for Copilot that will further the integration of AI-powered technologies into Windows programs. Additionally, it will enable programmers to include apps inside Windows. Copilot to improve user experience and increase interest in Windows programs.

“With Bing and ChatGPT plugins in Windows Copilot, people will not only have access to augmented AI capabilities and experiences, but you as developers will have new ways to reach and innovate for our shared customers,” Panay wrote.

“We welcome you to be part of the Windows Copilot journey by continuing to invest in Bing and ChatGPT plugins so your investments will carry forward to Windows Copilot.”

Also read : Microsoft’s new AI-powered “Copilot” can create apps based on your commands.

Beginning in June, Microsoft intends to make Windows Copilot accessible to Windows 11 customers so they can preview the upcoming virtual assistant.

The statement comes a day after Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates declared at AI Forward 2023 that the company that creates the finest all-purpose AI agent will triumph in the continuing AI arms race in the IT industry.

“Whoever wins the personal agent, that’s a big thing,” Gates said. “You’ll never go to a search site again. You’ll never go to Amazon.”

Awanish Kumar

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