"Microsoft 365 Copilot's launch announcement generated considerable interest, leading to various inquiries regarding its availability, pricing, and potential impact on job roles. This update aims to address these frequently asked questions."
Microsoft has introduced Microsoft 365 Copilot, a new feature powered by next-generation AI to transform work productivity. The Copilot, deeply integrated into the suite of Microsoft 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more, aims to enhance creativity, boost productivity, and improve user skills.
The innovative AI utilizes large language models (LLMs) and the user's data within the Microsoft Graph and Microsoft 365 applications to interpret natural language prompts and execute corresponding tasks, thus making work processes more efficient. For instance, it can draft a status update based on meeting notes or emails, or suggest replies to emails, helping to reduce busywork and improve focus on crucial tasks.
Another significant feature of Microsoft 365 Copilot is Business Chat, which synthesizes information across the LLM, Microsoft 365 apps, and user data to perform advanced operations. It can be accessed through Microsoft 365.com, Bing (when signed in with a work account), or from Teams.
Security, compliance, and privacy are paramount to the Copilot system. It inherits all company security and privacy policies and implements strict measures to prevent data leakage. The AI does not train on tenant data or user prompts and is designed to only access data users have permission to view.
Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, states that this innovative step will significantly change how we interact with computing and enhance productivity growth. Despite an expected learning curve, those who adapt to this new way of working stand to gain a competitive edge.
The company also emphasizes its commitment to responsible AI use, adhering to AI principles and standards, reviewing AI systems for potential harm, and mitigating risks where possible.
In the coming months, Microsoft plans to integrate Copilot into all productivity apps and will provide updates on pricing and licensing soon. The company is currently testing Copilot with a select group of customers to gather feedback and refine the models before a broader launch.
Apr 14, 2023 — Everything you need to know about Microsoft 365 Copilot and how to use this tool in the different Microsoft 365 applications.
Copilot, according to Microsoft, is able to create PowerPoint presentations that summarize information from user-selected Word documents and Excel spreadsheets ...