GPT-4 is coming to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more under the name of Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft’s plans to bet on AI features in Microsoft 365 have already come true. The company has announced Microsoft 365 Copilota kind of assistant powered by artificial intelligence, and more specifically by GPT-4, to help users generate texts, convert Word documents into PowerPoint presentations, and much more.

Copilot works, in a way, very similar to the AI ​​features that Google introduced just a few days ago for some of its services, like Gmail or Google Docs. In the case of Microsoft, GPT-4 under Copilot will integrate into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and other company platforms, with different functions in each of these services.

In PowerPoint, for example, you can use GPT-4 under Copilot toe generate a slideshow based on a Word document. In this case, the user will only have to make the request to the AI ​​and select the document, and it will carry out the entire process until the presentation is created. The funny thing is that Copilot can look for that file on your own by including the name of the file in the request.

Copilot in Word

In Word, it is possible to ask Copilot to write a text based on any other document —for example, in a PowerPoint presentation. Later, the user can edit or modify that text.

In Excel, Microsoft’s new GPT-4-based AI can be used to aAnalyze data or create tables using information obtained from other files, such as a Word document. In Teams Copilot it will be used to make summaries or transcriptions of meetings.

Copilot, based on the GPT-4 AI, will also be integrated into Outlook

Demo of Copilot, Microsoft's GPT-4 based AI.

Outlook, Microsoft’s email platform, will also integrate GPT-4 (Copilot) to summarize email threads or generate drafts with custom responses. The company, yes, affirms that the AI ​​is not perfect and will not always offer accurate results. “Sometimes Copilot will be right, other times it will be usefully wrong, giving you an idea that isn’t perfect, but still gives you an advantage,” said Jared Spataro, CEO of Office 365.

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The GPT-4 integration under the name Copilot is currently only available in testing for 20 Microsoft Office clients, but the company says the features will be expanded to more users in the coming months. Everything seems to indicate, yes, that Microsoft 365 Copilot will be integrated into an additional 365 suite plan, Well, Microsoft assures that they will share “more about prices and details in the coming months.”

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Microsoft, let’s remember, too uses GPT-4 in the new Bing, which is now available to everyone. Bing with GPT-4 will also get smarter “as OpenAI makes updates to GPT-4 and beyond,” Yusuf Mehdi, director of Search and Devices at Microsoft, recently said.

Google, for its part, also announced a few days ago the integration of AI in services such as Gmail to include functions similar to those presented by Microsoft. Among them, being able to make summaries of email threads in Gmail or rewrite full texts in Google Docs.

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