This will fundamentally change the way we work and unleash a new wave of productivity growth, he said. With the new copilot for work, Microsoft is empowering people and making technology more accessible through the most universal interface – natural language.
Nadella presented a new type of business chat together with Microsoft manager Jared Spataro. This not only works with the data of a public AI language model, but also accesses personal data such as calendar entries, e-mails, chats and other documents of the users. With it you can do things you’ve never been able to do before, Spataro promised. You can give the program verbal instructions, such as: Tell my team how we updated the product strategy. The software would then create a corresponding status update based on meetings, emails and chats.
In Outlook, users can then ask questions like this: Create a summary of the alpha project emails I missed during my vacation in the past 10 days and list any questions my team leader asked. In Excel, even complicated data evaluations can be triggered in natural language without having to enter the syntax of the formulas in the spreadsheet.