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February 16, 2023

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook come with OpenAI tech similar to ChatGPT

Microsoft will demonstrate artificial intelligence in Office in March.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft will reportedly demonstrate OpenAI integration with the Office suite in the near future.
  • The company has tentative plans to show off artificial intelligence in Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, according to a report.
  • Microsoft recently unveiled a new Bing powered by ChatGPT that has drawn dramatic interest from the general public and media, including 1 million people signing up to try it out within 48 hours.

Microsoft recently announced that ChatGPT and AI will integrate with Bing, and the tech giant already seems ready to roll out artificial intelligence to more of its products. Microsoft will soon demonstrate OpenAI technology in its Office suite. The report specifically mentioned Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Microsoft will reportedly detail in the coming weeks how it plans to integrate OpenAI’s AI technology and microsoft’s own Prometheus model. An announcement is “tentatively” scheduled for March, according to The Verge.

The Prometheus model is Microsoft’s own way of using OpenAI’s model. When the Prometheus model is implemented in Bing, the search engine can display “more relevant, timely and targeted results, with improved security,” as explained by Microsoft.

That Microsoft is going to integrate AI into its products is not new information. Company chairman and CEO Satya Nadella has said that Microsoft will integrate artificial intelligence into all its products in the future. The big takeaway here is the timeline.

A source told The Verge that Microsoft would not unveil the new Bing until later this month, but that the company has scaled up its plans to compete with Google. Bard, a competitor to ChatGPT, was teased the day before Microsoft’s Bing announcement and shown in more detail the day after Microsoft’s AI event.

The rapid increase in interest in ChatGPT probably also played a role. That chatbot reportedly reached 100 million users in January and set growth records.

Google may also have shifted its announcement plans, given that an ad for Bard contained a factual error that caused the company to lose 100 billion in share value.

Source: windows central

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