In the coming weeks, Microsoft is reportedly planning to release updated Office apps with AI features. The tech giant is getting ready to demonstrate the capabilities of its Prometheus AI technology and OpenAI’s language AI for Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other Microsoft 365 apps as early as this March. The Prometheus model, developed with assistance from OpenAI, enabled Microsoft to recently launch a reimagined Bing that can produce conversational responses to search queries.
The business also unveiled a new Edge that uses Prometheus and has an integrated “AI copilot.” Users can quickly access Bing’s new chat feature by clicking a button in the top-right corner. As we noted in our hands-on, it functions similarly to ChatGPT in your browser. According to The Verge, Microsoft wants to be able to create graphs and graphics for use in PowerPoint or Excel using its AI technology. The Information previously reported that the company wanted its AI model to be able to generate text using straightforward prompts inside its Office apps.
It is not surprising that Microsoft appears to be pushing to release new AI-powered features for its products. Before Google introduces its ChatGPT rival, the company probably plans to move quickly to get as many people using its products as possible. Apparently, Microsoft shifted the launch date so that it would occur before Google’s Bard announcement. The new Bing was initially scheduled to debut in late February. Given that it recently agreed to make a “multi-billion dollar” investment in OpenAI, the company is also obligated to keep growing the list of AI-powered features it offers.