Cortana, we hardly knew ye: Microsoft yeets old assistant in favour of CoPilot AI

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Have you ever needed a quick answer or a setting change on your device during a busy workday? Microsoft’s new AI chatbot, Copilot, might be what you’re looking for. According to Redmond’s latest boast, CoPilot is not just another digital assistant; it’s a significant step forward in AI integration.

Copilot is Microsoft’s latest innovation, set to replace Cortana. It’s embedded in the Microsoft Edge browser and Windows 11, offering a wider range of functionalities than its predecessors. Its design enables users to easily find information or adjust settings on their devices without sifting through menus or online searches.

What makes Copilot stand out is its seamless integration with Microsoft’s flagship OS. It appears as a sidebar, similar to Bing Chat’s web interface, when activated. This allows users to interact with it as if they were chatting with a human, asking anything from creating visual content to planning tasks. Its ability to understand context is key, enabling a more natural and efficient user experience.

However, it’s important to note that Copilot is still in its early stages. The version in Windows 11’s 2023 update is a preview, and Microsoft plans to refine and expand its capabilities in future updates. This ongoing development indicates that while Copilot is already somewhat useful, it will become more sophisticated and versatile over time.

In essence, Copilot is more than just a search box replacement; it’s a step towards more intuitive and integrated AI in our daily tech use. If you’re interested in exploring AI-driven productivity enhancements, Copilot is worth keeping an eye on.

If you’d like help with navigating Copilot in your business, or any other technology tools, get in touch.

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