In a major development for the PC platform, Microsoft introduced Windows Copilot, marking a milestone as the first PC platform to offer unified AI assistance to consumers.
This innovation combines Bing Chat and other add-ons to help you do anything directly through the new Copilot sidebar.
Users will find activating Windows Copilot smooth and intuitive, with a button easily accessible on the taskbar. When activated, the Windows Copilot sidebar stays consistent across apps, programs, and windows, ready to serve as your personal assistant.
It makes it easy to use, empowers users, and helps them customize settings, connect with favorite apps, and perform actions.
It also enhances user-rated standard features like Copy/Paste, Snap Assist, Snipping Tool, and Personalization that are only enhanced by Windows Copilot. For example, not only can users copy and paste content, but they can also use Windows Copilot to annotate, summarize, or explain content.
According to Bing Chat, Windows Copilot can handle a wide range of queries, from simple to complex.
If the user plans to call family members in Cyprus, he can check the local time to make sure he doesn’t wake them up at an inappropriate time. What’s more, when you’re planning a trip to Cyprus, Windows Copilot can help you find flights and accommodations for your desired travel dates.
The integration of Bing and ChatGPT plugins in Windows Copilot paves the way for enhanced AI capabilities and experiences. This innovation will benefit users and developers by offering new ways to reach and innovate for Microsoft customers.
Windows 11 will be available in preview in June, users are encouraged to stay tuned and sign up for updates from the team.
ChatGPT, Bing and other AI updates for Windows
At the recent Build event, Microsoft and OpenAI pledged their mutual commitment to developing the AI plugin ecosystem by promoting interoperability.
Developers now have the ability to create and deliver plugins that work across consumer and business platforms, including platforms such as ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Windows Copilot.
Bing is expanding its support for plugins as part of this shared plugin platform.
In addition to previously announced applications from OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha, the ecosystem should welcome Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin, TripAdvisor and Zillow.
These plugins are designed to offer contextual recommendations based on user conversation, which is even more impactful when using the Bing mobile app, given its significant increase in daily downloads since the launch of the new Bing.
Bing Chat’s integration with the newly announced Windows 11 feature, Windows Copilot, extends the usefulness of Bing Chat apps through Windows apps.
This integration enables personalized responses, relevant recommendations, and quick actions, reinforcing Windows Copilot’s role as an ever-present assistant.
In March, OpenAI introduced ChatGPT plugins, followed by Microsoft about plugins for Bing. Microsoft is facilitating interoperability across its suite of integrated offerings by adopting the same open application standard that OpenAI introduced for ChatGPT.
The company demonstrated at Build an AI development framework that enables developers to create their own copilot.
This framework supports plugins that extend the capabilities of the AI system by enabling real-time information retrieval, business data ingestion, new types of computations, and secure user-directed actions.
In summary, the launch of Windows Copilot is a significant step forward in the capabilities of PC platforms, heralding a future where AI plays an increasingly central role in simplifying and enriching the user experience.
Leveraging the power of Bing Chat, OpenAI add-ons, and other third-party plugins, Windows Copilot offers users an intuitive personal assistant that enhances their productivity and makes it easier for them to interact with the Windows ecosystem.