Microsoft declared on Tuesday that its artificial intelligence-powered chatbot Windows Copilot would be included to the Windows 11 home screen. Similar to how Cortana, Microsoft’s existing AI-powered virtual assistant, is presented, Windows Copilot will act as a central, text-based AI assistant that can be accessed from the Windows taskbar.
Users will be able to launch programmes like Adobe, Spotify, Teams, computer settings, and more while using Copilot’s chat function in an on-screen sidebar, thanks to the integration with a range of other apps. “The button is prominently displayed on your taskbar and is easy to identify and use,” according to Microsoft’s Panos Panay, chief product officer for Windows and devices.
“The Windows Copilot sidebar, which serves as your personal assistant when open, is consistent across all of your open windows, apps, and programmes. Every user becomes a power user as a result, making it easier for you to take action, personalize your settings, and connect to all of your favorite apps at once,” they added.
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To assist users in completing activities, Windows Copilot will be able to explain, rewrite, or summarize copied text or documents. Users will be able to enter up to 2,000 characters in the chat field, according to a video on Microsoft’s website.
The Bing search engine and ChatGPT will both have plugins for Copilot that will further the integration of AI-powered technologies into Windows programmes. Additionally, it will enable programmers to include apps inside Windows, thereby improving user experience and increasing interest in Windows programmes.
Beginning in June, Microsoft intends to make Windows Copilot accessible to Windows 11 customers so they can preview the upcoming virtual assistant. Recently, the tech corporation previewed an updated AI “copilot” for Microsoft 365, a collection of Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and Outlook emails.