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Mar 17, 2023

Microsoft 365 Copilot: Things to know

Priye Rai

AI assistance in work

Microsoft 365 Copilot is an AI assistant that can prepare drafts in Word, presentations in PowerPoint, and reply to emails based on user input in Outlook, among other things.

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ChatGPT technology under the hood

Copilot uses the same AI language model, GPT-4, that also powers OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot. Its base technology, Copilot System, combines Microsoft Graph API with GPT-4.

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Availability across Microsoft apps

The AI-powered feature, which is under the testing phase, will be available for users in the coming months. Microsoft 365 Copilot will come with all Office apps, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams, and others.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot in Word

Copilot enables MS Word users to write a text prompt to create an entire document. They may even tag relevant files to include their data or replicate a template in the AI-generated text.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot in Excel

Users can command Copilot to derive summaries and graphs based on existing spreadsheet data. They can further refine or customise the output.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, Copilot can help users create slides based on an existing document. They can also fine-tune the presentation as per their needs.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot in Outlook

Copilot in Outlook helps get a summary of your ‘key’ emails in the inbox, summarise an email conversation, and create an email reply draft among other things.

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Microsoft CEO’s take

About the launch of Copilot, CEO Satya Nadella said, “With our new copilot for work, we’re giving people more agency and making technology more accessible through the most universal interface — natural language.”

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Assistant, not a substitute

Microsoft 365 head Jared Spataro emphasised Copilot’s role is limited to that of an assistant. “Sometimes Copilot will get it right, other times it will be usefully wrong, giving you an idea that’s not perfect but still gives you a head start,” he said.

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