Microsoft to Add OpenAI’s Latest Models to Copilot

Microsoft to Add OpenAI’s Latest Models to Copilot

Microsoft announced new features it will add to its artificial intelligence (AI) experience, Copilot, in 2024.

The news comes as Microsoft marks the first year of Copilot, the company said in a Tuesday (Dec. 5) blog post.

“We’re thrilled by the impact it is having on the industry and, more importantly, on the lives of hundreds of millions of people,” Yusuf Medhi, executive vice president and consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft, said in the post. “Recent survey data shows that Copilot for Microsoft 365 makes people more productive and faster overall in tasks like searching and writing.”

Soon, Copilot will enable users to tackle more complex and longer tasks by generating responses using OpenAI’s latest model, GPT-4, according to the post. The model will be widely integrated into Copilot in the coming weeks.

Copilot has also integrated OpenAI’s new DALL-E 3 model, enabling users to create images that are of higher quality and more accurate to their prompts, the post said.

In a feature that will soon be added to Microsoft Edge, Copilot users will be able to select text from a website and ask Copilot to rewrite it, per the post. This feature will work with most websites.

Another application of OpenAI technology will combine GPT-4 with Bing’s image search and web search data to better understand images submitted by users and answer questions about them, according to the post.

Microsoft is also developing a new capability that will enable users to perform more accurate calculations, coding, data analysis, visualization, math and other complex tasks, the post said. This feature will be added “soon.”

Another upcoming feature powered by GPT-4 is Deep Search, per the post. When added to Bing, this feature will deliver optimized search results for complex topics by expanding queries into more comprehensive descriptions.

“As we set our sights on 2024, we’re committed to bringing more innovation and advanced capabilities to Copilot to provide you with the leading way to benefit from AI,” Medhi said in the post.

It was reported Nov. 1 that Microsoft 365 Copilot AI for Office app business subscribers could generate more than $10 billion in annualized revenue by 2026.

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