The artificial intelligence continues to integrate into the ecosystem of Microsoft. The company confirmed the creation of Windows Copilota virtual assistant designed to improve productivity in daily computer use.
This AI will be natively in Windows 11 as one of the taskbar options and once it is open it will remain located on the right side of the screen so that it can continue to be used in more tasks.
“Once open, the Windows Copilot sidebar stays consistent across all your apps, programs, and windows. It makes every user a power user, helping you take action, customize your settings, and seamlessly connect through your favorite apps,” Panos Panay, director of Windows, said during the tool’s presentation at the Microsoft conference. Build 2023.
This platform is based on bingchat, the artificial intelligence of Microsoft which works with GPT-4 to generate content in text, so it takes advantage of the knowledge obtained from its training and the content on the web.
Its focus is on providing personalized answers to improve the use of the computer, such as: playing a list of songs, changing some configuration, opening a certain application or summarizing files that are saved on the computer.
This will operate taking into account the context of the request, so as it is used constantly it will have a better understanding of the user’s requirements.
The arrival of this AI does not mean that the search bar will be replaced, but that it will have a separate button to access it, as is the case with the search bar. bingchatwhich directs the user to a new window in the browser.
In this case, Microsoft catalogs Windows Copilot as a “personal assistant”, similar to what Cortana was a few years ago.
This new tool will be included in a preliminary version during June of this year to Windows 11along with other artificial intelligence improvements, such as the generation of subtitles generated in real time through language recognition and speech-to-text transcription in 21 available languages.
Other announcements related to artificial intelligence were also made during the conference. One of them is that Microsoft 365 Copilot It will be natively integrated into Microsoft Edge, enabling the browser to do more with AI, responsiveness, and features related to productivity apps.
On the other hand, they announced that they will adopt the same open plugin standard that Open AI has led to ChatGPT. This means that Bing Chat, the company’s chatbot, will have the ability to link with other apps to perform actions.
Users will be able to request actions to perform on platforms such as Spotify, Kayak, Canva, Adobe, Instacart, Klarna, Redfin and Zillow. Although all this will be adapted according to the development of the applications and the evolution of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Finally, it was confirmed that now that the images generated through Bing Image Creator They will have a digital signature so that people can differentiate between real content and one generated by AI.
This authenticity information will be in the metadata of the image or video, complying with the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity standards, which were recently created by the company.