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  • Writer's pictureDoug Ennis

What does AI think of AI?

Microsoft announced a new AI-infused product called Copilot recently. Think of a virtual assistant integrated across your stack of Office365 applications merging data, analyzing your inbox, modeling your spreadsheets, and more.

With AI being such a hot topic, we decided to ask ChatGPT what it thought of Microsoft Copilot, and below are its impressions.

Microsoft has announced the release of a new AI-powered productivity layer, called Microsoft 365 Copilot. This chatbot assistant is designed to work alongside your favorite Microsoft apps and remove the drudgery of routine tasks. It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps to create a more efficient workflow.

At its core, Microsoft 365 Copilot is a chatbot that can understand natural language prompts. With a simple command, it can generate a document or response that you would otherwise have to do manually. It works in all the common Microsoft 365 apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and the new Business Chat service.

With Microsoft 365 Copilot, you can create a first draft for a Word document based on a prompt. It can even include content from collaborative documents across the organization and tweak the document to sound professional or casual. In Excel, you can ask Copilot to show you different visualizations, projections, and give recommendations without changing the spreadsheet. In PowerPoint, Copilot can use your outline or a Word document and auto-generate a slide deck. In Outlook, it can quickly answer routine emails, pull discussions from email threads and content across Microsoft 365, and adjust the tone and length of your responses. In Teams, it can set meeting agendas and schedules, and list the pros and cons of any discussion and suggest the next steps. In the new Business Chat service, it can boost your collaboration by using it as a single-window solution for your queries on projects and plans.

Microsoft 365 Copilot is not yet available to all users as preview customers are currently testing it. However, it will likely be available to your Microsoft 365 account soon. As with any AI-powered tool, the secret to working with Copilot is to give it the right prompts and to analyze the data it generates correctly. You must still know the basic skills required to use Microsoft apps, such as grammar, Excel formulas, and slide design.

Overall, Microsoft 365 Copilot is a valuable sidekick that can free up time from dull chores so that you can think more critically with the information you have. Look for ways to simplify your workflow with Copilot and see how it can make your workday more productive.



Just kidding with the salutation...

Microsoft Copilot is an interesting augmentation to Office and we're excited to evaluate it's potential and impact. Stay tuned.

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