Microsoft may demonstrate AI-powered versions of Word and Outlook in March
Microsoft is said to be planning to release updated Office applications with AI functionality in the coming weeks. According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning to demonstrate what its Prometheus AI engine and OpenAI’s language AI can accomplish for Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other Microsoft 365 products as early as March. Microsoft recently announced a reinvented Bing that can create conversational replies to search queries, due to the Prometheus model developed with the assistance of OpenAI.
In addition, the business unveiled a new Edge with an integrated “AI copilot” that is also powered by Prometheus. A button in the top-right corner allows users to quickly access Bing’s new chat tool, which, as we said in our hands-on, is similar to having ChatGPT right in your browser. According to The Verge, Microsoft wants its AI technology to be capable of creating graphs and images for use in PowerPoint or Excel. The corporation also wants its AI model to be able to create content using basic cues within its Office products, according to a prior article published by The Information.
It’s no surprise that Microsoft appears to be in a rush to introduce new AI-powered capabilities for its products. The firm is expected to act quickly in order to get as many people as possible to use its goods before Google launches its ChatGPT competitor. Microsoft reportedly planned to unveil the new Bing in late February, but it pushed the launch date up to coincide with Google’s Bard announcement. Given that it just announced a “multi-billion dollar” investment in OpenAI, the corporation is sure to keep extending its AI-powered feature list.